Bill O’Reilly voiced his support for military strikes against Syria Thursday night, slamming both the left and the right for their de facto opposition to military intervention.
The Fox News host rattled off an extensive number of current and former politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle along with their positions on Syria, calling the debate on the issue “healthy” before tearing into what he saw as baseless reasons for opposing military action.
“Back in America, it distresses me that some on the left will not support military action designed to protect and strengthen this country, ever,” he said. “Some on the right despise Barack Obama so much that whatever he does, they oppose. We Americans should always put country first.”
O’Reilly said opposing military intervention is “valid if done for the right reasons,” but called those opposing strikes on the basis of the “fantasy” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad did not use chemical weapons “flat out wrong.”
“If you believe it would cause more harm to this country than good in the long run, then opposition is a must. I don’t believe that,” he said.