Fiery 'You're Babbling!': O'Reilly, Powers in Heated Debate Over Fighting Terror
Kirsten Powers and Bill O'Reilly went at it last night in a debate that can best be summed up by this moment:
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) January 21, 2015
The discussion - which also included Monica Crowley - centered around O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo argument that the Obama administration doesn't have an effective strategy to combat Islamic terrorists.
“The leader of the effort should be President Obama because thousands of Americans have been killed by the jihadists, but the president is not leading, is tentative in the face of Islamic atrocities, does not even want to define them clearly,” he said.
“This has been a 14-year horror odyssey,” O’Reilly said, stressing that the U.S. has spent trillions and lost thousands of military members, yet terrorists continue to reign.
He asked Powers why we're not seeing a "mass demonstration" from Muslims against jihadists.
Powers contended that some of these nations are in dire situations against terror groups like ISIS.
"They're supposed to do a mass demonstration about the fact they're being murdered?! I'm sorry, I guess in Iraq, they're too busy fighting for their lives to actually organize a demonstration!" said Powers.
O'Reilly answered that the Iraqi army laid down their weapons and "ran away in the face of ISIS."
The two then continued to go back and forth over whether U.S. drone strikes create more terrorists than they eliminate.
Watch the full segment above.