The American left and national security
Talking Points 2/11
- Duration 3:50
- Date Feb 11, 2013
Talking Points 2/11
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Hi -- Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight the American left the national security that is subject of this evening's talking points memo.
Many liberal Americans are finally being confronted about their apparent hypocrisy on national security issues at issue.
President Obama's killer drone program.
Then we'll be quite understand.
-- you Democrats liberals who spent half a decade apoplectic.
About enhanced interrogation in the Bush Administration.
Who are now up until now have been silent about a program.
Which doesn't interrogate people -- -- kills them without a judge or jury or even a lot of evidence.
And that is the crux of the matter.
Now I think it's safe to say many conservatives support pres Obama's drone attacks.
Most conservatives also favored President Bush's use of enhanced interrogation waterboarding in particular to get vital information from captured terrorists the less power.
Loudly condemned what it.
But -- it largely muted about the drone kills.
How do you account for the difference.
In reaction to those to essentially entirely separate or.
It is -- it curious thing and how about politics.
How goes without any runway well I think that.
At a certain by the certain points.
Virtually nothing President Bush did.
Was going to win approval by anybody.
Well at least a bush policies were condemned by the left I mean some conservative stood by the president.
Four days before Secretary Gates said that Bob Beckel and I discussed the hypocrisy issue.
Now reread the outcry about waterboarding -- you know everybody jumping up and down there NBC news I thought they were gonna like meltdown only there when -- -- anything on NBC about the -- -- Again -- -- I discussing the waterboarding -- -- situation not anyone reporting.
On any thing.
It was a simple talk about analysis.
At a -- now Howard Kurtz who runs -- media program on CNN.
Yesterday -- echoed the distortion that I unfairly criticized NBC news know weighing.
They had expose an Obama administration memo that justifies.
The drone strikes.
Let's kind of curious given that it was an NBC's -- so Reilly obviously misspoke and I thought he'd just come back the next night and correct the record.
Bill the only reason there is a -- debate right now is because NBC news revealed that memo.
Are you kidding me how are you kidding me c'mon man the double standard of media coverage on what -- -- vs drones has been apparent for years.
You don't know.
Don't give me any it is O Reilly misspoke business you know exactly what Beckel and I were talking about or you should know.
So here's the big picture by distorting the discussion that I had with tackle left believes it can bury.
The hypocrisy issue but it can't.
To be fair few committed left wing people like code pink are consistent in their objection to tough measures against terrorists not everybody on the left is hypocritical.
NBC news was handed the drone memo by somebody and it reported the story.
Good for that.
But has an analysis by NBC commentators.
At the level of water -- it boarding it did Zain.
Not -- -- 7UP on the issue of hard measures against terrorists the right has been consistent the left hypocritical.
Flagged Howard Kurtz learn it no weight -- it.
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