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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly -- thanks for watching his son died politics in the California fires that is a subject of this evening's talking points memo.
Well thousands of Californians who lost their homes -- the flames -- almost a million people have been displaced.
The usual political -- are trying to define a fire in an ideological way.
A quick trip to the extremist web sites is nauseating one right wing nut is blaming the fires on illegal immigrants.
They left wing loan is hoping President Bush is killed by the fire when he goes to California tomorrow and then there -- -- politicians.
Lieutenant governor John Garamendi says a president's visit will be a distraction and the fire is worse because of Iraq.
Okay President Bush comes out we'll be polite but frankly.
That's not the solution -- how about sending our National Guard back from Iraq so that we have those people available here to help us.
Well a quick check with the Pentagon revealed this.
I can tell you unequivocally that -- the ongoing war fighting activities.
Can -- com have had no negative effect at all.
With regard to our ability to provide sufficient forces to assist civilian authorities.
And fighting the wildfires.
So is secretary Miguel lying senators boxer and -- also said Iraq is -- manpower and machinery from the fire.
But the factor has learned that about 171000 National Guard are available right now but not needed so you make -- call on boxer and read.
Another disturbing charge this one in the San Diego -- says military planes it could've been.
Usually -- fiery -- -- early on why not use however the Defense Department all the factors in this California asks for those planes they were made available.
Now there is no question -- some reporters are avidly looking to place blame for the fires -- that led to this confrontation.
Between Governor Schwarzenegger in ABC reporter Claire Shipman.
Unless you're gonna tell you.
Looking for mistake.
As a whole could lose as much as you -- you -- but it's good news.
All right and then there are the environmental people like actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
We live in a drought we build houses too close to brush areas and were shocked.
When this happens this is not an accident.
This is not an act of god this is it.
Though there are politics all over the spectrum.
The truth is -- Southern California is one of the nicest places on earth to live climate inconvenience -- -- millions are packed into a relatively small area.
That it's very vulnerable to -- It's not about Iraq about President Bush it's not about nutty ideologues.
It's about life in the USA.
That's a memo.
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