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November 11, 2005

O'Reilly: Let 'Em Blow Up Coit Tower In San Francisco

Regarding San Fran's vote to encourage schools to ban military recruitment:

"You know, if I'm the president of the United States, I walk right into Union Square, I set up my little presidential podium and I say, 'Listen, citizens of San Francisco, if you vote against military recruiting, you're not going to get another nickel in federal funds,' " O'Reilly said Tuesday on his radio show as San Franciscans were approving the two measures.

"Fine. You want to be your own country? Go right ahead," O'Reilly went on. "And if al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead."

Strongly worded, maybe over the line (never cool for anyone to suggest that Al Qaeda should strike America), but there is a good point here, perhaps marred by the ill-advised statement about Coit Tower.

Honestly: If you are against the military, if you believe a smile can be your nuclear umbrella, then why shouldn't you live with the consequences of your beliefs?

It would never happen, of course, but it an experiment along these lines would have some value. True, the value would be gained at the expense of human lives, but a dangerous belief -- possibly one that could result in millions of lost American lives -- would be forever refuted.


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