'I Want to Hear What Netanyahu Has to Say': O'Reilly Defends Boehner
Bill O’Reilly tonight weighed in on the controversy surrounding John Boehner for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.
Many Americans don’t like that Boehner didn’t tell President Barack Obama about the invitation until the last minute, but O’Reilly disagrees.
“I want to hear what Netanyahu has to say,” he said, explaining that his intelligence agency is one of the best in the world, and his nation is directly threatened by Iran.
"It’s important for all Americans to know what Benjamin Netanyahu knows,” he said.
O’Reilly warned that Americans are in danger due to Islamic terrorists and Iran. He referenced an estimate that Iran is within two months of being able to put together a nuclear weapon. While Obama thinks he’s making progress in a nuclear weapons deal with Iran, O’Reilly noted that negotiations have been going on for 14 months and have been extended twice.
Some in Congress want to impose sanctions now that would kick in if a deal isn’t made by summer, but O’Reilly said that would be a mistake. “The Factor” host argued that Congress should not give Iran an excuse to walk away from negotiations.
“If there is no deal by June, then Congress can unleash hell, and President Obama will have no choice but to go along with it,” he said.
He added, “Let's put the saber rattling aside for five months [...] that's the sane position.”
O’Reilly reiterated that the Obama administration has no strategy to fight the jihad.
“In fact, some might surmise that the White House is actually afraid of the Muslim world [...] that's right, we don't want to offend anyone in the Muslim world, even though in general they've done very little to fight the jihad.”
According to O’Reilly, the White House gets away with this because the American public doesn’t know what’s going on.
He concluded, “So let Netanyahu speak his mind [...] Maybe some Americans will finally pay attention. Probably not.”