Veteran newscaster John Gibson gets to the core of the most salient issues facing America today as host of FNC's hard-hitting primetime show The Big Story with John Gibson, airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano and in-depth field reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

March 11:

We have more than 200,000 troops hanging around the Gulf waiting to get called to action. They continue to train every day, but if the Iraq thing gets dragged out, how long can they stay sharp?
Adam Housley, FNC correspondent

With a lot of members of the Security Council still on the fence on Iraq, President Bush has been working the phones to garner more support
Ismael Gaspar Martins, Angolan ambassador to the U.N.

It seems the French are entrenched in their resistance to U.S. action against Iraq
Guillaume Parmentier, founder of the French Center on the United States

Our military could take down Saddam Hussein's regime without the U.N.'s help or approval. But what about after? Should we get international help once it's time to put Iraq back together?
• Retired Army Gen. William Nash, senior fellow on the Council on Foreign Relations

It used to be that when you went to the library, the most severe warning you'd get was to be quiet. Now you're likely to see signs warning you that federal agents may be looking at a list of the books you borrow
• Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

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