Wednesday, October 05, 2005

What Is It With These People????

O'Really channelled a little Pat Robertson on his Monday exchange with General Wesley Clark in their discussion about how to promote stability in Iraq, suggesting that we assassinate Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. You can read the full transcript over at Media Matters as well as watch it in QuickTime (and I recommend giving it a full read, as Clark has a couple of good points that have nothing to do with assassination, which was never really even the main subject of the discussion--just another wacky aside from O'Really):

We're putting the squeeze on Syria right now. We'd like to run -- the administration would like to run -- Bashar Assad out of town and get rid of this government in Syria. So he's got no incentive right now to try to help us work in Iraq. And as far as Iran is concerned, we've got a looming nuclear crisis with Iran, and we're not talking to them. So our military people, our mission in Iraq is being held hostage by the neighbors. We're going to have to talk to the neighbors if we want to make this mission work.

O'REILLY: All right. Well, Syria, I think you can probably make a deal -- is you spare Bashar's life if he cooperates with us. I agree with you.
O'REILLY: But look, I'm not opposed to having conversations with Syria and Iran to try to help us out over there, but I don't -- Syria, I think you could do it, because as you said, you know, it's Bashar's life. I mean, we could take his life, and we should take his life if he doesn't help us out. Iran -- different nut.


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