February 4, 2015

Despite Bill O'Reilly's condescending attitude, Code Pink's Medea Benjamin managed to get a few words in edgewise about how best to resist ISIS.

Benjamin patiently explained that the best way to stop ISIS is to defund them. And defunding them means getting the Saudis and neighboring countries to agree that they will no longer serve as the cash cow conduit to Islamic State terrorists.

She also pointed out that the reason ISIL exists at all is directly related to the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan by the United States and coalition partners. She flatly and cheerfully stated that those who supported those invasions like Fox News and Senator John McCain are the creators of the radical and insane people begging for attention on the global stage.

Here's how Fox News promoted this segment:

“The Factor” host also asked Benjamin how Code Pink would stop ISIS.

Benjamin charged the U.S. invasion of Iraq with “[opening] the way to the creation of ISIS” and said that U.S. military intervention only creates more extremism. She said the U.S. should get its allies together to see how they can stop ISIS recruits, money and weapons.

“That’s a good theoretical […] meantime, guys are getting their heads cut off,” O’Reilly said.

Following Billo's logic to the eventual outcome, it seems he believes dropping MORE bombs on them, sending in MORE Americans to be killed and/or maimed at their hands, and watching even more extreme executions broadcast for the world to see will somehow end their reign of terror.

I just can't fathom that, but it plays well with the armchair warriors.

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