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Desperate to Justify War, FOX Disseminates O'Reilly's Lies

Reported by Marie Therese - August 2, 2006 -

Just a few minutes ago, FOX & Friends aired a clip of Bill O'Reilly's interview with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in which O'Reilly once again made his by-now-familiar claim that the number of rockets owned by Hezbollah came as a complete surprise to both Israel and the United States. He added that somehow, mysteriously Iran had managed to ship these rockets without being detected by the American and Israeli security forces. Ms. Rice hemmed and hawed and never corroborated Mr. Bill's statements one way or the other.

After the clip was finished, F&F host Steve Doocy jumped right in and repeated O'Reilly's claim as though it was a fact.

It isn't.

As usual, O'Reilly was telling a lie.

Doocy compounded the lie.

Condoleezza Rice by her silence gave credence to the lie.

The TRUTH was reported on July 28th by News Hound Chrish in a post in which she printed this excerpt from the Winter 2006 issue of the Middle East Quarterly:

In May 2005, as international pressure increased for Hezbollah's disarmament,[1] the group's spiritual leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, announced, "They say [we have] 12,000 rockets ... I say more than 12,000 rockets."[2] It was the first time Nasrallah had ever publicly quantified Hezbollah's arsenal. The risk of escalation has increased in recent years as internal events in Lebanon become less predictable and as Iranian and Hezbollah activities and interests have come into greater conflict with U.S. and Israeli security concerns. A number of scenarios exist in which Hezbollah might order a missile strike against Israel.

Then Doocy really went off the deep end and suggested that perhaps some of these weapons, located in the Beqaa Valley, were in fact - drum roll!!! fanfare!! - the missing WMDs from Iraq, shipped to Lebanon through Syria.

Just another morning at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party!!