More Proof O'Reilly Spins Anti War Views

  • 5-29-07 -- When anyone on the left speaks out against the War in Iraq Billy calls them un-American traitors who hate America. He does numerous segments on it to show that the left in America are haters. What O'Reilly does is make it look like only the far left is against the war. When many Republicans are also against the war, yet Billy never reports what they say.

    Even though that is just right-wing spin, a lot of people believe it. And the left does not hate America, they only hate George W. Bush. Billy spins opposing Bush into hating America. Funny how he did not spin opposing Clinton into hating America when the Republicans opposed everything Bill Clinton did.

    Here is an article from 5-27-07, it was published in the International Herald Tribune. They talked to a Conservative Republican from Texas who is the leader of Delta Company. This is no liberal, he is a Conservative Republican, yet you will never hear his story on the factor. Because that does not fit the agenda of Bill O'Reilly. His agenda is to make everyone think only the far left oppose the war in Iraq. Read what Sergeant David Safstrom says, then ask yourself why you never see any of this reported on the factor.

    With allies in enemy ranks, GIs in Iraq are no longer true believers

    Staff Sergeant David Safstrom does not regret his previous tours in Iraq, not even a difficult second stint when two comrades were killed while trying to capture insurgents.

    "In Mosul, in 2003, it felt like we were making the city a better place," he said. "There was no sectarian violence, Saddam was gone, we were tracking down the bad guys. It felt awesome."

    But now on his third deployment in Iraq, he is no longer a believer in the mission. The pivotal moment came, he says, this past February when soldiers killed a man setting a roadside bomb. When they searched the bomber's body, they found identification showing him to be a sergeant in the Iraqi Army.

    "I thought, 'What are we doing here? Why are we still here?' " said Safstrom, a member of Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. "We're helping guys that are trying to kill us. We help them in the day. They turn around at night and try to kill us."

    His views are echoed by most of his fellow soldiers in Delta Company, renowned for its aggressiveness.

    With few reliable surveys of soldiers' attitudes, it is impossible to simply extrapolate from the small number of soldiers in Delta Company. But in interviews with more than a dozen soldiers over a one-week period, most said they were disillusioned by repeated deployments, by what they saw as the abysmal performance of Iraqi security forces and by a conflict that they considered a civil war, one they had no ability to stop.

    They had seen shadowy militia commanders installed as Iraqi Army officers, they said, had come under increasing attack from roadside bombs - planted within sight of Iraqi Army checkpoints - and had fought against Iraqi soldiers whom they thought were their allies.

    "In 2003, 2004, 100 percent of the soldiers wanted to be here, to fight this war," said Sergeant First Class David Moore, a self-described "conservative Texas Republican" and platoon sergeant who strongly advocates an American withdrawal. "Now, 95 percent of my platoon agrees with me."

    In Safstrom's view, the American presence is futile. "If we stayed here for 5, even 10 more years, the day we leave here these guys will go crazy," he said. "It would go straight into a civil war. That's how it feels, like we're putting a Band-Aid on this country until we leave here." owner: When a liberal says exactly what Sergeant Sasftrom said above, Billy calls them America haters who want us to lose in Iraq. Yet when a Republicans says it Billy is silent. And remember that when Billy came back from Iraq he said 90% of the troops he talked to supported the war. When here we have a Delta Company Sergeant saying 95% of his guys oppose the war. Who do you believe, Billy or the Delta Company Sergeant in Iraq.

    Their many deployments have added to the strain. After spending six months in Iraq, the soldiers of Delta Company had been home for only 24 hours last December when the news came. "Change your plans," they recall being told. "We're going back to Iraq."

    Nineteen days later, just after Christmas, Captain Douglas Rogers and the men of Delta Company were on their way to Khadimiya, a Shiite enclave of about 300,000. As part of the so-called surge of American troops, their primary mission was to maintain stability in the area and to prepare the Iraqi Army and police to take control of the neighborhood.

    "I thought it would not be long before we could just stay on our base and act as a quick-reaction force," said the barrel-chested Rogers of San Antonio, Texas. "The Iraqi security forces would step up." It has not worked out that way.

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