Bill-O went on another rant over the suggestion that our foreign policy in the Middle East just might have something to do with the problems we're having now with ISIS. He's either not familiar with or just hopes his audience is completely ignorant of the concept of blowback since he's doing his best here to pretend it doesn't exist, and to completely twist what NBC News correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin was discussing in the segment O'Reilly quoted.
Here's more on O'Reilly's fearmongering Talking Points Memo from Fox's blog: O'Reilly Takes on 'Loony Far Left': We Provoked Jihadists Into Slaughtering Innocents?:
Bill O’Reilly tonight took on President Barack Obama and his “acolytes” for their recent ISIS comments.
Yesterday, Obama said, “We do have to address the grievances that terrorists exploit, including economic grievances."
NBC News correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin sounded off on Obama's speech, saying, “We talked about so many of the issues – poverty, education, the ideology - but one thing that was omitted very blatantly from this is the consequences of so many of the West’s policies in the Middle East.”
“That's right, it's America and the West’s fault. We provoked the jihadists into slaughtering thousands of innocent people,” O’Reilly said. “That's just insane.”
O’Reilly said those remarks are almost as crazy as Secretary of State John Kerry’s apparent belief that the U.S. can affect poverty in Muslim nations.
“The federal government can’t even eradicate poverty here in America, so why is the Obama administration putting out this blather?” he asked. “It would be like saying because America was part of the World War I German surrender that crushed the German economy for years, we’re partially responsible for Hitler’s rise.”
“The Factor” host said that the administration’s remarks are not only false – they’re stupid.
“Over the decades, American taxpayers have sent billions of dollars overseas to help people, and these loony far left people say we're the problem?”
Apparently it's no problem at all invading countries that were not a threat to us because we're sending them foreign aid.