O'Reilly: "It's just a matter of time ... before we have to bomb" Iran

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Bill O'Reilly declared on his radio show that "it's a matter of time before the United States of America and Great Britain will have to bomb the country of Iran."

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On the January 10 broadcast of his syndicated radio show, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly declared that "it's just a matter of time ... before we have to bomb that country [Iran]." O'Reilly's remark came during a discussion about Iran's removal of seals earlier this month on equipment and materials related to uranium enrichment at a plant in Natanz, after more than two years of suspending enrichment-related activities. Iran asserted that the government's decision to resume work was for research purposes. According to a January 10 statement by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), "IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei expressed his serious concern about Iran's decision to unravel the suspension of enrichment-related activities requested by the IAEA Board of Governors before the Agency has clarified the nature of Iran's nuclear programme."

During O'Reilly's discussion, when co-host E.D. Hill said, "I thought France and Germany were handling this Iran situation," O'Reilly responded: "That was E.D. Hill in the Land of Oz, ladies and gentlemen. So, it's a matter of time before the United States of America and Great Britain will have to bomb the country of Iran."

From the January 10 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: Here's the important story of the day that no one will tell you about. The head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog program, Mohamed ElBaradei, has told the United Nations that Iran will begin uranium enrichment work, contradicting previous statements from the mullahs who run Iran. So look, it's just a matter of time, ladies and gentlemen, before we have to bomb that country. So it's like the bird flu. You know, bird flu, we gotta keep an eye on it 'cause it's -- it looks like its coming here.

HILL: I thought France and Germany were handling this Iran situation.

O'REILLY: Yeah, OK. That was E.D. Hill in the Land of Oz, ladies and gentlemen. So, it's a matter of time before the United States of America and Great Britain will have to bomb the country of Iran. Get set. Get set. 'Cause they're not gonna leave it to Israel to do it this time, because you can't allow that country to get nuclear weapons. Now, the nutty left will say, "Oh, yeah, let 'em have nuclear weapons." Now this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you've gotta walk away from those people. Because once that happens, once a country like Iran gets the ability to manufacture a nuclear weapon of any kind, Al Qaeda's gonna get it, and they're gonna use it. I mean, that's what's gonna happen. So no sane person could take that chance. Therefore, it's just a matter of when we're gonna bomb the country of Iran. And that's gonna set off a worldwide catastrophe, because there are millions of people who believe that we, the United States, are the terror state. Harry Belafonte said it yesterday: We're the cause of all this.

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