O'Reilly: Iraq is "not [in] a civil war," rather "they're all Muslims ... doing what they do"

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On the November 29 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Bill O'Reilly denied that Iraq is in a "civil war as NBC News wants you to think" and asserted that "they're all Muslims, and they're doing what they do. They're killing each other. And they're killing Americans."

As Media Matters for America has noted, while criticizing NBC's decision to use the phrase "civil war" to describe the situation in Iraq, on the November 28 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly said, "[T]he American media is not helping anyone by oversimplifying the situation and rooting for the USA to lose in Iraq."

From the November 29 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: So all of those things have combined. It's not a civil war as NBC News wants you to think. It has nothing to do with that. It has to do with a lot of bad guys going into an area and seizing the opportunity to create death and mayhem. And they're all Muslims, and they're doing what they do. They're killing each other. And they're killing Americans.

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