Guests and Topics for April 8

Here is what is on tap for Thursday:

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

How can our troops snuff out the uprising in Iraq (search) without starting a holy war? We’ll ask former Special Forces Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu.

Intense fighting in Iraq threatens to erode U.S. control of the country. What political steps need to be taken to stop the spread of violence? Joel Mowbray, syndicated columnist and author of “Dangerous Diplomacy,” weighs in.

National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice (search) goes on the record Thursday, answering tough questions from the 9/11 Commission. Can she remain calm and collected even under pressure? We’ll ask Dr. Georgia Witkin, Fox News contributor.

"FOX & Friends" (7 a.m. ET)

U.S. Marines continue to execute Operation Vigilant Resolve. But is the mission meeting its objectives? Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Scott Rutter, who led the liberation of Baghdad Airport, joins the debate.

Securing a smooth transition for an Iraqi handover has proven to be harder for the U.S. than expected. Can Washington secure a stable government while fighting rages on? Former Speaker of House Newt Gingrich, Fox News contributor, weighs in.

Plus, will this strategy stop the spread of violence? Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Chuck Nash, Fox News military analyst, offers insight.

The violence continues in Iraq where American forces are facing the heaviest fighting since the fall of Baghdad. How does Washington turn the tide? Sens. Bob Graham, D-Fla., and Richard Shelby, R-Ala., join the debate.

How tough will the 9/11 Commission be on Condoleezza Rice? We’ll ask one of them, Commission member James Thompson, former governor of Illinois.

Should we expect any surprises from Dr. Rice’s testimony? We’ll ask Tony Snow, host of “The Tony Snow Show” on Fox News Radio.

And, will Dr. Rice get a chance to disclaim some of Richard Clarke's harshest accusations about the Bush team’s handling of the war on terror? We’ll ask Mort Kondracke, host of “The Beltway Boys.”

Plus, meet the star of "Ella Enchanted," actor Cary Elwes.

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