In his Talking Points segment on Monday’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly attacked President Obama, claiming that he “doesn’t want to lead” in the Iraqi struggle against ISIS and accused him of “allowing” the terror group to gain the power.
“From the beginning President Obama underestimated the threat posed by these terrorists,” he said, “telling the New Yorker magazine last January that they were the ‘jayvee.'”
The Fox host seemed to imply that the President has failed to identify ISIS as an evil organization and that O’Reilly has been a lonely voice, crying his warnings in the wilderness only to be ignored. Why is this “brilliant” strategist not on the White House staff, advising the President and making sure that the right things are being done?
Of course he had to raise the specter of Hitler and the Nazis, comparing the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, saying that the situation in the Middle East is “identical” to the situation in Europe at that time. O’Reilly even included a bizarre attack on the Kennedys, saying that Joseph Kennedy Sr. was sympathetic to the Nazis, subtly suggesting that the President is similarly sympathetic to ISIS.
Perhaps the weakest and most ridiculous assertion he made was when he decried the use of the words “militant” and “rebel” instead of calling them “what they really are — terrorists.” This is absolutely grasping at straws. Calling them “militants” or “rebels” makes them no more sympathetic than calling them “terrorists.” No one sees them in a more favorable light simply by using those terms.
His final conclusion?
“President Obama has to wise up, and fast.”