'Simply Unacceptable’: O’Reilly Says U.S. Gov’t Is Too Easily Taken By Surprise
In tonight’s Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly wondered why the U.S. government is caught by surprise time and time again – from Benghazi to Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea to ISIS invading Iraq.
“Now that is simply unacceptable, and the one body that could do anything about it is Congress,” he said, explaining that the House and Senate have oversight over the president, as well as committees to ensure that national security is being upheld.
“But it is not being upheld, and everybody knows it,” O’Reilly charged.
While a few Republicans in Congress have been outspoken about danger to America, O’Reilly said that Democrats say very little. What the left does say often amounts to gibberish, foolish rationalizations and attacks on people who point out the danger.
Last night on “60 Minutes,” Obama stuck by his talking points, saying that the U.S. is not at war against Islam, but that there is a cancer in the Muslim world that suggests it’s OK to kill people who are part of a different religion. He said that Arab and Muslim leaders must speak out forcefully against these kind of people.
“So let me get this straight: President Obama – after 13 years – believes that he is going to get Muslim leaders to speak out against the jihad?” O’Reilly asked, adding that there comes a point when saying Muslim leaders must condemn the jihad as just a waste of time.
“The Factor” host also took on Bill Maher, who said, “Not only does the Muslim world have something in common with ISIS, it has too much in common with ISIS.” O’Reilly said the statement is unfair, as most Muslims are peaceful. Still, they fear that if they speak out, they will be killed by jihadists. Instead, they look to their leaders.
“So it's not the individual Muslim that's the problem, it's the Muslim nations who tolerate, and sometimes even support, the terrorists,” O’Reilly said.
In his interview last night, Obama also said that we have an unprecedented international coalition that’s serious about fighting ISIS. But O’Reilly noted that just four of 62 coalition nations will attack ISIS inside of Syria.
“That is a weak coalition, a bunch of nations that are talking, but are not acting,” O’Reilly said, blasting this as “a charade, and a dangerous one.” He said the United States is the only nation in the world that is capable of destroying jihad.
“The jihadists are all over the world now, and our government is befuddled to say the least,” he said. O’Reilly called for Obama and Congress to sit down and figure out why we are so easily taken by surprise.
“There is something very wrong here, and it's just a matter of time until Americans die because of it,” he said.
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