Following the Thursday announcement that officials had agreed on an outline for the Iran nuclear deal, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly seemed open to the idea.
On Fox News’ “The Real Story,” O’Reilly told host Gretchen Carlson that he wasn’t sure the deal would make the world safer, but he said that people should withhold their opinions until the final deal is announced.
“Everybody should just take a deep breath, step back, and say, ‘Let’s hope it’s a decent thing.’ We won’t know until June,” he said.
Carlson asked him if President Obama wanted to negotiate the deal to help his legacy. O’Reilly said it was possible since Obama’s “foreign policy has been a failure for six years.”
“But I think the point is that you don’t want a war with Iran,” O’Reilly continued. “You don’t want to be bombing that country because the unintended consequences will set the world aflame. So if you can get something that’s decent, you give it a shot. I think that’s a legitimate point.”
Carlson then asked O’Reilly about Iran’s state sponsored terrorism.
“Bad country, but we’ve negotiated with bad people in the past,” O’Reilly responded. “It’s a bad country. So the thing is, do you destroy the bad country? We could do that, but that would be a world war. Or do you deal with a bad country and try to make it better? And that’s the path that the president wants to take.”
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