Skip to comments.O'Reilly Battles Rumsfeld Over Iraq
Posted on 03/03/2011 9:32:45 PM PST by The Shrew
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still wading thru Decision Points
Think Michael Reagan will run for President?
No, he won’t. He states that emphatically in his book. And, given what it takes to become and to be President, I can’t say I blame him.
Also a good read IMO.
I love the way he talked to the press and I don’t like apologetic fools, but I think he was wrong.
They were too worried about liberals to just go in and kill all the bastards and yet they were not so worried about liberals so as to not actually go in.. it has been a war of half measures. I can’t speak for everyone, but I joined in 2004 specifically because I supported Bush and the war. I left in 2010 about as pessimistic as you could be.
So really just how compelling are you finding A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by the greatest, most erudite author of this century (or any other century), Bill O'Reilly?
Oh...wait...that's not the book you're referring to.
Well then...never mind. :-)
LOL - sorry, I’ve not read any of BOR’s books. I thought about it, but then came to my senses.
He was so arrogantly disrespectful to Rummy .. such a
thin-skinned, sarcastic blowhard.
Megyn Kelly takes him on .. fiercely .. and she
doesn’t blink, she’s not intimidated by him ‘cause
she knows her stuff .. and he truly does NOT.
She did last night over the SCOTUS Westboro decision.
Does anyone have a clue what is going on in Afghanistan right now? If the public needs to know, than why didn’t BOR tear into Obama like he did Rumsfield?
Im not watching ever again.
I agree... great e-mail! (I hope you sent it to him)
Very well said!
Because you're never sure what the answer will be?
Interview=stupid. O’Rielly needs to go to MSNBC for penance for three weeks after that Rumsfeld interview, just lame!
Yep. And the Leprechaun doesn't even know how the tides work.
in my mind FOX is disgusting because they have O’Reilly on -O’Reilly poses as a conservative yet liberal devil’s advocate.
I’m glad I don’t watch tv anymore (now going on 4 yrs).I prefer alternative news sites.
O’Reilly always thinks he knows it all but the TRAVESTY here with Rummy is being made a target by O’Reilly by the higher-ups,etc.... and it’s sickening because Rummy really ISN’T the target-BOR didn’t do a book review he just spouted his self-inflated enhanced higher-up opinion(s)
which is meant to denigrate Repubs in general.
I agree with everything said so far. Did anyone see Megan Kelly go at him last night? She was telling him he was making up his own facts and he can’t do that..
We should have totally pressured Turkey to allow a complete second front utilizing the 4th ID
NOT Rummy's fault, but rather Colon Powell's. Prior to Desert Storm, James Baker visited Turkey TWICE and had Bush call the PM 8 times. Powell? Did not visit, made 4 calls, NO Dubya calls, AND they threatened to withhold a $15b loan guarantee. Turkish cartoons railed against "American arrogance". And it cost many lives as a result. Tragic stupidity from a career idiot: Colon Powell.
we should have never put the situation into the hands of the inept Interm Authority after the initial victory
Blame Bush and Bush ALONE for appointing Paul "Pussy" Bremer after firing Garner. We needed a MacArthur, and instead Bush gave us Mr. Rogers, with disastrous results, among which was Muqtada al-Sadr senselessly left alive.
This always happens , over & over again , whenever the CIVs are put in authority over Mil ops . .Until we learn to fight with the gloves off and use our Mil assets the way they are supposed to be used ,we will never experience clear cut victories again
O’Reilly treats The One with kid gloves, yet aggressively goes after Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Disgusting. He behaved like one of his own named pinheads.
I have tried any number of times to watch Bill O’Reilly’s show. I can’t do it. There is just something about that condesending tone of voice of his that makes me want to just reach into the TV and just smack the crap out of him.
Maybe he thinks that because he went to Harvard, he is supposed to be so much smarter and so much more enlightened than the rest of us. I would think that the fact the Obama also attended Harvard would put the lie to that delusion.
I don’t watch O’Reilly and I’m watching less and less of FoxNews altogether these days. Other than the morning shows, I usually have the sound muted. I keep it on through the day without sound because, hey, they got some eye candy on that channel, lol.
I don’t think O’Reilly hammered or was abusive to Rumsfeld but the interview took on what I imagine a discussion of warfare would between Clausewitz and Paris Hilton.
You are not going to get concise and complete three word answers to complex problems. It was like a child asking a broad question about life but not having the patience or understanding to hear the answer before moving on to a new question.
O’Reilly’s style is wearing thin on his viewers. I rarely watch him anymore.
don’t watch BOR
Thank you for giving me another reason not to.
That is a great way to describe it! Having a hard time keeping up interest with it. Looking forward to reading Known and Unknown.
The actual challenges by B.O. were fair. The problem was that the ‘interview’ should have allowed Rumsfeld time to answer without being continually talked-over and insulted by B.O. O’Reilley figuratively bows to our commie president, but feels free to lambast and impugn an actual hero.
BOR is a BORE!!! What a creep—his fave line ‘am I right?’ is designed to get positive strokes—I would have loved to ‘stroke’ him last night—across the mouth w/ a 2x4!!!
Secretary Rumsfeld is ‘an officer & a gentleman’ and deserves the respect that he most certainly did not receive last night!
Frannie in Oklahoma
I stop watching his show but every so often I go back. I did 3/2 and turned it off right after he began bashing “birthers” again. He had a kindred spirit on for that one, Huck, who agrees with him.
Fortunately I did not see last night eposide of Mr. Pinhead, I would rather watch reruns of Startrek which I do now. I did not bother to watch him fawn over (.)bama either, why get aggravated? You know what is coming so why abuse your mental balance watching Mr. Pinhead give him verbal sex on TV?
Totally agree with your assessement letter. I won’t say never but can say will rarely watch his show again.
BOR = Ted Baxter: an overbearing, pompous, vain, shallow, buffoon. He even does Baxter’s famous malaprops - last week said ‘ferment violence’ for two days before Murray Slaughter must have told him the word is ‘foment’. What a dolt!
I can't imagine reading one of his books!
I usually turn to TCM when he comes on...have seen some really good old movies lately..."Grand Hotel" last night.
Yes, O’Reilly was a total pompous ass. His continuing to berate Rumsfeld by not informing the public - and the fact that HE, THE GREAT O’REILLY didn’t know, was the biggest sin Rummy committed ... I was appalled. There were enough leaks during the war that hurt the cause and the public didn’t need to know everything - especially the great bloviator.
That’s when I stopped watching BOR. My bp is much better now.
One would think that BOR had to have known how intelligent a man Rumsfeld is. But, you watch the interview and O'Reilly is so clearly outmatched and then arrogant about being outmatched. He was exactly as you say: a thin-skinned, sarcastic blowhard.
I'm not saying the interview shouldn't have been done, but as you point out, the entire format of the interview was disrepectful of Secretary Rumsfeld's time, position and service. You make great points.
Thanks for your kind comments. Oh, I sent it to him. Actually both posts 1 and 2 of this thread.
Hey! How can you say that?
He must have been adopted, even the Irish can make a mistake once in awhile.....LOL
I was shocked and disgusted with the way O’Reilly treated a great patriot such as Rumsfeld. O’Reilly should have been ashamed of himself, but he’s too arrogant to have any insights into his own dispicable behaviors As many have already indicated, compare the manner in which O’Reilly interviwed Rumsfeld with the superficial/puff Obama interviews.