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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:02 PM
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O’Reilly: Taliban Resurgence In Afghanistan Is A ‘Myth’
Yesterday on Fox News, host Bill O’Reilly tried to argue that Afghanistan has been “successful” and that “there’s no danger at all of the Taliban reclaiming that country.” At the worst, he said, the Taliban will be “annoying.” When his guest, Harvard University professor Sarah Sewall, pointed out that people on the ground disagree, O’Reilly dismissed her, stating, “I talked to everybody.”



Watch it here........

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/10/24/oreilly-afghanistan... /
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:03 PM
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1. When President Karzai relaxes his security detail and begins
pressing the flesh in crowds of people in the city markets, I'll concede O'Reilly's point.

Not until.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:04 PM
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2. And by "everybody" he means the voices in his head. There are many.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:09 PM
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3. OK, Bill, how about hopping on the Kabul-Kandahar bus w. your crew?
You can report live from Afghanistan like the journalist you pretend to be.

How about it?
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stella Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:12 PM
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4. We should ask Billo to tape a show over there without troops protection.
we see how long before he pisses his pants.
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Jeroen Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:14 PM
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5. We should buy him a summerhouse in Uruzgan n/t
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:15 PM
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6. bill
And how does General Oreilly know this????
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:15 PM
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7. O'Reilly would make an excellent human shield, i use "human" for lack of
a better word.
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:20 PM
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8. If O'Reilly denies that it's happening....
then it's almost for sure that it's happening.

His reliability has got to be way up in the 90% range somewhere. You just have to know how to read him.
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stella Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:35 PM
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12. Sad ,his viewers believe everything that comes out of Billo`s mouth.
he is doing what he can to get people to vote for Republicans.

I don`t watch o`relly but i`m sure he talks about (satan) Pelosy every day.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:22 PM
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9. O'Really?
Bush warns Blair he must boost UK forces

Blair is preparing to rush thousands more British troops to Afghanistan in a bid to stop the country sliding towards civil war, amid warnings the coalition faces a "complete strategic failure" in the effort to rebuild the nation.
http://news.scotsman.com/politics.cfm?id=704102005

BBC: On the road with the Taleban

Nato troops in Afghanistan have been facing a growing number of suicide bomb attacks. It was hoped the troops would be able to make peace, win friends and provide security for reconstruction projects, but now it seems the regime they removed is beginning to return.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_corr...

NATO leader - Taliban ouster ended too early
The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan failed to follow through as it should have after ousting the Taliban government in 2001, setting the stage for this year's deadly resurgence, the NATO commander in the country said Tuesday.
http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2...

Afghanistan: Taleban's second coming
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5029190.stm

Resurgent Taliban's Strength Runs Deep
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=62...

Taliban Resurgence in Afghanistan
http://www.theworld.org/?q=node/4024

Resurging Taliban prompt NATO to look at Pakistan
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/200...

Taliban Resurgence in Afghanistan
http://jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?article...

The Taliban Resurgence in Afghanistan - Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10551 /

Afghanistan: U.S. Now Faces Resurgent Taliban, Resentful Public
http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2006/05/f590a246-e...

Among A Resurgent Taliban
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/09/05/eveningnews/m...

...troops are battling a resurgent Taliban
http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan /

General: Afghans may soon back Taliban
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.a...

Resurgent Taliban security threat for India
http://article.wn.com/view/2006/10/02/Resurgent_Taliban... /

Return of the Taliban

On the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, ... reveals how the region has fallen under the control of a resurgent Taliban militia...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline /

And gee there's so many more such news reports. And not one of them mentions Mr. O'Really.
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Unvanguard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:24 PM
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10. So is reality, apparently.
Stephen Colbert's "truthiness" seems applicable here.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:27 PM
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11. "I talked to everybody" - LOLOLOLOLOL
:rofl:
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:02 PM
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13. And Iraq has been such a success, too!
And O'Reilly has just been selected queen of the May.

Better adjust the meds -- he's in oxycontin withdrawal again.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:15 PM
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14. myth
And your top ratings for your show is a myth..............
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