O’Reilly: 'Obama’s Resume on Terrorism Is About as Weak as You Can Get'
In tonight’s Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly discussed the blowback the Obama administration is receiving from the intelligence community for the president's comment on "60 Minutes" on Sunday that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had underestimated the ISIS threat.
"There is deep anger among some working in the CIA, DIA and other American intelligence agencies, because President Obama told '60 Minutes' it was an intel failure - not his fault - that ISIS grew into a monster," O'Reilly explained.
"The Factor" host noted that Obama still has not taken responsibility for the botched intelligence on ISIS, although he had to know a terror threat was brewing.
O'Reilly suggested this is because Obama does not want to engage the war on terror in general.
"Yes, he will order drone strikes and some Special Forces activity, but he does not want the USA to launch major offenses against terror groups," O'Reilly said. "Therefore, the president looks away, hoping that a situation like ISIS and Syria will go away."
O'Reilly said that America is now paying for the president's passivity, and the anti-terror situation is bleak.
From Pakistan to Iran, pro-terrorist nations around the world do not fear the United States, according to O'Reilly.
"I mean, what did we do to Pakistan when they harbored bin Laden all those years? Nothing," he said, adding that the man who helped bring down bin Laden, Dr. Shakil Afridi, still languishes in a Pakistani prison to this day.
"So, Mr. Obama’s resume on terrorism is about as weak as you can get. Or am I wrong?"
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.