Bill O'Reilly wants to "cut and run". He is now siding with Democrats in
calling for a timetable to exit Iraq.
O'Reilly Column Says U.S. Needs
Timetable to Get Out of Iraq
By E&P Staff
Published: November 22, 2005 1:17 PM ET
NEW YORK Conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly writes in his current
column that there needs to be a timetable for the U.S. to leave Iraq.
"Let's win the damn thing," he said in his Creators Syndicate feature.
"But there must be a time limit. Mr. Bush and his crew have to understand
that American blood and treasure are not unlimited. It is not undermining
the war to suggest giving the Iraqis a realistic private timetable to defend
themselves. Basic training for a U.S. soldier is six weeks. We've been
training the Iraqi army for almost two years now. Even Gomer Pyle would be
up to speed."
The Fox News host added that "polls show most Americans have turned
against the war, and who can blame them with the media pounding home a
depressing picture every day? And there are plenty of depressing images to
show. Although most of the country is pacified, Baghdad remains a nightmare.
... But voting is happening, and business is being done. So let's build on
that and give the Iraqis a realistic time frame to fight their own fight.
... We need to get out of there."