America today and the Iraq War
Talking Points 3/20
- Duration 2:50
- Date Mar 20, 2013
Talking Points 3/20
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Hi -- Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight America today in the Iraq War that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo was ten years ago.
The President Bush launched an attack on Iraq.
Operation Iraqi Freedom has begun and the Pentagon says Saddam Hussein's days are numbered.
I'm Shepard Smith this is The Fox Report on Fox News Channel and tonight on fox stations from coast to coast.
Bombs and cruise missiles rain down on Baghdad for a second night in a row and Saddam -- main Presidential Palace taking a direct hit.
Iraqi radio says Saddam Hussein's family home got hit is well.
And -- mark eight long years of conflict in Iraq almost 4500 Americans dead more than 32000.
Almost a trillion dollar spent.
Was it worth it.
Many liberals say no some conservatives say yes the Wall Street Journal today supporting the war in Iraq on its editorial page of course New York Times.
Thinks it was foolish.
But no matter what you think the Iraq War has changed America.
We now have a seventeen trillion dollar debt and obviously Iraq contributed to that we also have thousands of wounded warriors -- country must take care.
And we have an ideological battle over how to deal -- villains like Iran.
As you may know I supported the Iraq War based upon weapons of mass destruction is Intel subsequently.
I believe we -- remove Saddam Hussein in another way.
That would not have been so damaging to -- I mean a man had to go.
He was a terrorist and an international outlaw.
But in hindsight.
We should have strangled him with the blockade and use our air power to destroy his infrastructure.
But taught me boys is not a second guess -- my opinion about the Iraq War ten years ago was based on reality.
Not ideology or party politics but the reality for America has not changed.
As we're seeing in Afghanistan we simply cannot impose democracy and human rights -- nations that have no real desire for those things.
As we'll show you later in the broadcast most people in Iraq today despise the USA.
And I think the same can be said for the Afghans no matter how much good we do for these people.
They -- lied to us because we are infidels.
So we cannot cannot.
Wage war for any other reason than to protect the home.
America and the coalition won the Iraq War because of our brave military -- because President Bush finally wised up and use both brains and -- But we were lucky most Democrats want to -- surrender.
Give bush credit for toughening it out.
Which can also criticize him for not anticipating the difficulties of that campaign bottom line bottom line let's not.
Do that kind of thing again.
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