“Look, by all accounts the Bush Administration defeated Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda was marginalized, been downgraded as a threat to the world. So we won the terror war. We won the war in Iraq at great cost no doubt. No doubt, but we won.” – Bill O’Reilly
Bill… Who do you think you’re fooling? If I’m to take you seriously, I would be forced to ask you to explain yourself. If what you say is true, then your statement does not support what Gen. David D. McKiernan said a few days ago in regards to the war. If Al Qaeda is just a little threat to the world, like nuclear war is a threat to the world then why would he say that we are not winning the war?
“As the U.S. prepares to commit 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan, the Commander of NATO and American Forces in Afghanistan said that the coalition was not winning the war against the resurgent Taliban in parts of the country.” – Gen. David D. McKiernan
General McKiernan basically reiterated what President Obama said in an interview. So Bill, tell me how you’re going to spin that? If by all accounts the Bush Administration defeated Al Qaeda it wouldn’t make sense to say they’ve been downgraded to a world threat.
Think about that, a world threat. What were they before? A threat to the universe.
Who should we believe?
I would like to offer this quote by Richard Pryor, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?”
References & Inspirations New York Times – 03/09/09 “U.S. General Says Allies Not Winning Afghan War”