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Bill O'Reilly Attacks USO

Reported by Deborah - November 20, 2007 -

Bill O'Reilly took time out during his trip to Afghanistan to attack the USO claiming they should send more people to entertain the troops stationed there. The USO quickly responded to his attack and it looks like Bill got his facts wrong again. Blame it on the jet lag.

It seems O'Reilly's big tour of Afghanistan was over by Monday when he made the comment to an AP reporter in Istanbul, Turkey.

"Speaking from Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, O'Reilly told the AP that he's disappointed the USO "doesn't put anybody out there (in Afghanistan). As far as I know, the only famous people in the past year were (country music singer) Toby Keith and me."

According to an AP article, the USO responded in writing sending them a copy. The letter stated,

"If you really want to support America's service men and women and their families, please set the record straight," USO Chief Executive Edward Powell said in the letter, a copy of which was received by The Associated Press.

The USO claims it sent 12 tours to Afghanistan in 2006 and seven in 2007 including one with Al Franken. Will O'Reilly set the record straight when he returns on Monday?