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General Bill O'Reilly calls for "tactical withdrawal" from Iraq - not "cut and run", mind you; tactical withdrawal.

Reported by Chrish - June 20, 2006

Congressman John Murtha in particular and Democrats in general have been accused of wanting to "cut and run" from the Iraq war every time someone suggests a redeployment or a reconfiguration of the military presence there,. Yesterday on The Radio Factor the infamous liar Bill O'Reilly (Good Morning America - 3-18-03 -- "And I said on my program, if -- if -- the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again") made another proclamation about the Iraq war:

"If this doesn't work, Tom, if by the end of the year 2006 there's no visible progress, then it's over. Then, what you'll have to have is a tactical withdrawal, some kind of tactical way to keep a presence there, but pretty much then get off the battlefield. Because war is a performance business, and you just can't do a twelve year open ended situation, OK."

That sounds almost exactly like what Marie Therese reported Congressman Murtha said last December:

According to the Associated Press, December 1, 2005, here's what Rep. Murtha had to say about the situation in Iraq: Murtha predicted most troops will be out of Iraq within a year.
"I predict he'll make it look like we're staying the course," Murtha said, referring to Bush. "Staying the course is not a policy."

Typical FOX hypocrisy - when a Democrat says it, frame it as cowardly and wishy-washy. When Bill O'Reilly says the same damn thing, don't rephrase it into baby-talking-points, let it stand as a reasonable possibility.

Then the ever-classy O'Reilly verbally assaulted his next caller, Josh, who wanted to know why O'Reilly doesn't send his own kids to war since he's so gung-ho. Rather than answer the question (his kids are 7 and 4, or thereabouts) O'Reilly repeatedly called him an idiot and told him to never call again. Listen to the clip and more at Calling All Wingnuts.

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