O'Reilly: "This Iraq war is on Chirac"

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly blamed French President Jacques Chirac for the war in Iraq, claiming that if "Chirac had stepped up and looked Saddam in the eye and said, 'You either let those U.N. [United Nations] inspectors do their job unfettered, or I'm going with the U.S.A. and Britain,' Saddam would have blinked. There wouldn't have been an Iraq war." Speaking on his November 7 radio show, O'Reilly added: "This Iraq war is on Chirac. It's right on his head. That's where it is."

From the November 7 broadcast of Fox News' The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: But this French thing, I mean to us -- just remember this: If Jacques Chirac had stepped up and looked Saddam in the eye and said, "You either let those U.N. inspectors do their job unfettered, or I'm going with the U.S.A. and Britain," Saddam would have blinked. There wouldn't have been an Iraq war. This Iraq War is on Chirac. It's right on his head. That's where it is.

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National Security & Foreign Policy, War in Iraq
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