A caller asked why Bill Maher didn't seem to like Howard and Howard said that he thought there were a couple of things that had caused the riff. He added that he hoped Bill got over his anger with him, as he respected his work: "Time heals all wounds."
Fred explained that Howard had taken issue with something Bill said about U.S. soldiers being cowards because--unlike terrorists--we drop bombs from planes.
Howard said he still thought the statement was ridiculous, and owned up to saying, post-September 11, that the U.S. should nuke a random Muslim country--a statement Bill thought was worse than his own flub: "But no one looks at me like a political commentator. If you do you're stupid."