With O'Reilly as Guest, Very Serious Letterman Denounces Iraq War & Hails Sheehan

In the posted clip, Letterman mockingly tells guest Bill O'Reilly: "The President himself, less than a month ago said we are there because of a mistake made in intelligence. Well, whose intelligence? It was just somebody just get off a bus and handed it to him?" Letterman demands: Why the Hell are we there to begin with?" When O'Reilly points out that the British, Russians and Egyptians also presumed Iraq had WMD, Letterman retorts: Well then that makes it all right?" Turning unusually serious, Letterman soon lectures: I'm very concerned about people like yourself who don't have nothing but endless sympathy for a woman like Cindy Sheehan. Honest to Christ. Honest to Christ." That prompts Reilly to contend: No way a terrorist who blows up women and children is going to be called a freedom fighter' on my program." (the US Military did just that today in Iraq, hit a house with women and children!) To which Letterman fires back: I have the feeling about 60 percent of what you say is crap.

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"I assume the president's going to say he got bad intelligence... I think that wherever you see poverty, whether it's in the white rural community or the black urban community, you see that the resources have been sucked up into the war and tax cuts for the rich." -- Congressman Charles B. Rangel  - 09/02/05
  http://www.iraqpledge.org/     2182+ killed in action / Day 1022   http://icasualties.org/oif/