Topics and Guests for Wednesday, April 16

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.

April 16:

Shiite Muslims make up the majority in Iraq. They're happy that Saddam Hussein's gone, but they want our troops out of Iraq too
• Dr. Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Shia representative 

Now that we have Palestinian terrorist mastermind Abu Abbas in custody, the international legal community has to figure out what to do with him
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Now that the fighting in Iraq is basically over, the anti-war crowd is demanding a role in reshaping Iraq's future
William Shawcross, author of Deliver Us From Evil: Warlords, Peacekeepers and a World of Endless Conflict

Iraqi school kids have spent years pledging allegiance to Saddam. That will have to be unlearned, along with hatred for Iraq's so-called enemies — like the Americans
Charito Kruvant, CEP of Creative Associates International

Be sure to tune into The Big Story with John Gibson ... weekdays at 5 p.m. ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change