Guests and Topics for Sept. 5

Here’s what is on tap for Friday:

FOX & Friends First (6 a.m. ET)

President Bush resisted U.N. involvement during the Iraqi war. Now he's ready for their help, but France and Germany say they're not ready to give it. Are we on the verge of another diplomatic dilemma? We'll ask Fred Gedrich. He's a senior policy analyst and former state department official.

FOX & Friends (7 a.m. ET)

France and Germany refuse a U.S. proposal for U.N. involvement in Iraq. But does the Bush team and post-war Iraq even need the U.N.? FNC military analyst Col. David Hunt will be here to answer that question.

He's the most reviled American traitor since Lee Harvey Oswald (search), but John Walker Lindh remains a mystery to most of us. In his new book, The Strange Odyssey of John Walker Lindh, Mark Kukis traces the journey of the American Taliban. He will join us to discuss his findings.

It's one of the most gripping behind-the-scenes looks at what the FBI did in solving some of the most gruesome cases in history. It's the latest book, The Unknown Darkness, profiling the predators among us. We'll be joined by former FBI special agent/author Gregg McCrary.

With Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (search) visiting Iraq, the question of the importance of diplomacy comes to mind. The man who wrote the book on dealing with conflict is Dr. Henry Kissinger. His new book is entitled, Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises. He will join us.

Last night, the NFL kicked off their season in style. What does the rest of the season hold in store? We'll find out from legendary NFL announcer Pat Summerall.

President Bush says our economy is showing signs of promise. But Democratic hopefuls who want his job are painting a much bleaker picture. Are we on the road to recovery? Gary B. Smith will offer his insight. He's a columnist for


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