Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly used his “Talking Points Memo” segment to criticize Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton for what he made out to be the underwhelming approach she espoused earlier in the day at Stanford University to the threat ISIS poses to the West.
O’Reilly warned if the ISIS threat it not confronted, then a “weapon of mass destruction” could be used by the rogue element.
Transcript as follows:
It was good to see The Wall Street Journal editorialize today that the only way, the only way to stop ISIS committing mass murder in the future is to confront them at their source in Syria, Iraq and now Libya.
“Talking Points” said that again last night. And it has been a major theme of this program for years.
Unfortunately most Western leaders are afraid to do that, pointing to the debacle in Iraq and the tremendous problems in Afghanistan as a reason to avoid meaningful confrontation with Islamic killers.
But if we do not attack the savages, the world will continue to absorb violent terror incidents. They will never stop.
Enter Hillary Clinton, who may become president.
Today at Stanford University she spoke about the ISIS threat:
HILLARY CLINTON: “On 9/11, NATO treated an attack against one as an attack against all. On September 12th, headlines across Europe, most notably in Le Monde, proclaimed ‘We Are All Americans.’ ((EDIT)) Now it’s our turn to stand with Europe.”
But what does that mean, stand with Europe?
We analyzed Mrs. Clinton’s speech today and can find no concrete action she is proposing to defeat the ISIS savages.
Instead she used her platform today to attack Republicans:
HILLARY CLINTON: “It would also be a serious mistake to begin carpet bombing populated areas into oblivion. Proposing that doesn’t make you sound tough, it makes you sound like you’re in over your head. Slogans aren’t a strategy.”
On that Hillary Clinton and I agree, slogans are no strategy. But again, what is her strategy to stop the terror killings plaguing the world?
What is it?
If “Talking Points” hears about alliances one more time, cardiac arrest may follow.
Let’s stop the BS, people are dying, innocent people.
ISIS is like the black plague marching through Europe, killing at random.
There is a report today that 400 terrorists have been dispatched by ISIS to cause damage in Europe.
The solution to defeating Islamic terrorism lies in brute force, not dumb suggestions that the Kurds handle things, that kind of blather.
America needs a strong leader who will sit down with the smartest military people and map out a clear fighting plan.
Then NATO needs to declare war on the ISIS group.
Then every Muslim nation needs to be asked to pledge troops to help NATO fight ISIS.
No more dithering, no more sloganeering.
Because, and mark my words here, a weapon of mass destruction will be used by the ISIS savages. It is just a matter of time.
And that’s the memo.
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