Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bill O'Reilly Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Bill O'Reilly Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Bill O'Reilly thinks American troops aren't getting enough support - from the USO. After a surreptitious trip to Afghanistan last weekend, the controversial Fox News Channel commentator told The Associated Press that he's disappointed that the United Service Organizations ''doesn't put anybody out there (in Afghanistan).''

''I went to thank these guys on behalf of me and my audience,'' he said in an interview from Istanbul, Turkey. ''As far as I know, the only famous people in the past year were (country music singer) Toby Keith and me.''

The USO - the organization that famously brought Bob Hope to Vietnam and Marilyn Monroe to Korea - did not immediately return calls seeking comment. The group has been active sending comedians and professional golfers on entertainment tours to bases in the Persian Gulf.

O'Reilly, who flew to Afghanistan on Friday to visit Camp Eggers in Kabul and Bagram Air Base, has long been upbeat about the U.S. mission there. He has also been an impassioned supporter of the troops.




Anonymous bobcat said...

Yeah, where's Murtha's ass in Afghanistan? Or Reid, or Shumer, or Biden, or Bambi, or Kennedy, or....

6:36 AM  
Anonymous teller said...

Ah Bob, ol' Kennedy and Murtha couldn'tt go - they have weight limits on those flights! lol!

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Experts in United States-Pakistan relations said General Musharraf has played the union masterfully, by convincing Mr. Bush that he alone can keep Pakistan stable. Kamran Bokhari, an analyst for Stratfor, a private intelligence company, who met with General Musharraf in January, said the general viewed Mr. Bush with some condescension.

"'Musharraf thinks that Bush has certain weaknesses that can be manipulated,' Mr. Bokhari said, adding, 'I would say that President Musharraf doesn't think highly of President Bush, but his interests force him to do business with the U.S. president.'"

8:35 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Anonymous Coward--Likewise the United States is playing him. It may be politically wise to make it seem like he's our 'best friend', but do you really think President Bush thinks he is? I don't.

9:57 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

P.S. This thread is about the GOOD thing Bill O'Reilly is doing by visiting the troops. You'll please address THAT before you venture into other topics...

9:59 AM  

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