What a guy. Sean Hannity never took up Keith Olbermann's challenge to be waterboarded. I bet he'd be every bit as reluctant to pick up a gun and help follow through on this idea of his. From Think Progress -- Fearing High Gas Prices, Sean Hannity
Tonight’s Hannity on Fox News featured a discussion by the Great American Panel about high gas prices, which host Sean Hannity claimed are “now gonna go up to three, four, five dollars a gallon again.” The panel ruefully noted that Arab sheiks possess great amounts of oil, and pointed out a recent statement by Kuwait’s oil minister that he believes the market can withstand $100-per-barrel oil. After noting that Kuwait is a country that “would not exist [but] for us,” Hannity angrily offered his remedy:
HANNITY: There’s two things I said. I say why isn’t Iraq paying us back with oil, and paying every American family and their soldiers that lost loved ones or have injured soldiers — and why didn’t they pay for their own liberation? For the Kuwait oil minister — how short his memory is. You know, we have every right to go in there and frankly take all their oil and make them pay for the liberation, as these sheiks, etcetera etcetera, you know were living in hotels in London and New York, as Trump pointed out, and now they’re gouging us and saying ‘oh of course we can withstand [these prices].’”
This was from the Friday night edition of Hannity's show. More at Think Progress on just what the cost of the Iraq invasion has been already. Apparently no amount of loss of lives and treasure will ever be enough to suit Sean Hannity if it means Americans can still have low oil prices. This doesn't actually surprise me a bit that Hannity would believe this, but most wingnuts don't actually say this sort of thing out loud. So much for that "we're liberating them for their freedom" bullpucky, huh Sean?
At the end of this segment he let everyone know he'd be having Sarah Palin on his show Monday night. More on that below the fold from this past Friday's Countdown where Chris Hayes explained to us what it means to get Hannitized.
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