O'Reilly: Does President Obama Have the Guts to Raise an 'Anti-Terror Force' to Fight ISIS?
In tonight's Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly said he is tired of the phony rhetoric surrounding the ISIS terror threat, tired of hearing the phrase "boots on the ground" and tired of being misled by the Obama administration.
"Here is the truth: Syrian moderates cannot defeat the ISIS terror group," O'Reilly said. "Let me repeat: Even if the USA trains Syrian moderates and gives them weapons, they will not be able to defeat the terrorists."
"The Factor" host then laid out a strategy for how the U.S. should deal with ISIS, which would require ground forces.
Since the American public is largely against sending our soldiers back into a hostile environment, we should raise a mercenary army, according to O'Reilly.
"Here's how it would work: The fighters would be recruited by America and trained in the USA by our special forces ... America would be in charge of selecting who makes the cut, and how they are deployed, with an eye on a 25,000-person force," O'Reilly explained.
"The armed force would be permanent and called the anti-terror army," O'Reilly said, adding that the cost would be paid by the coalition that President Obama is trying to put together.
"That means that all countries which want intelligence and protection from the USA and NATO would have to chip in. If they don't pay, they get no help."
O'Reilly said that U.S. and NATO commanders would lead the force on the ground , each soldier would sign a contract for a three year commitment and they would be highly paid.
"Finally, it would help a lot if the U.S. Congress would formally declare war on terrorism." O'Reilly said.
"Look, these Islamic terrorists are here to stay. They are going to kill as many people on this earth as they can," O'Reilly concluded.
"So, an anti-terror force will eventually have to be raised. Let's see if President Obama has the foresight and the guts to do it now."
Watch the full Talking Points Memo above.