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Oliver North: We’re Not Occupying Iraq, We’re Helping ‘Em

Reported by Ellen - July 10, 2008 -

Convicted liar Oliver North was on Hannity & Colmes last night (7/8/08) as the sole guest to discuss Iran’s missile test earlier in the day. When Alan Colmes changed the subject to Iraq, he referred to it as “the country we’re occupying.” North said emphatically, “We’re not occupying! We’re helping ‘em.” That must be why they want us to leave! With video.

Predictably, North used the segment to gin up war fever against Iran. He repeatedly used the term “diplomatic dithering” and he claimed that the Saudis would do nothing if Israel were to attack Iran. What nobody mentioned is that, as the BBC reported, “The early morning launch at a remote desert site sent oil prices climbing... (Iranian) commanders have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, through which a large part of the world's oil flows, and to target the US and its allies around the world if Iran comes under attack.”

The exchange about “helping” Iraq comes at the end of the segment.