Saturday, May 17, 2003

Bye Bye Bill

I wonder if Bill O'Reilly will keep his promise:

"If we don't find weapons of mass destruction in a week....allright?...and tons of them...I'll apologize to the American people...hell, I'll resign."

(not 100% on this quote, so if anyone can verify it that'd be great. He has said he'd have to apologize if no WMDS are found, but I can't find the 'resign' part.)
UPDATE: Consider the above mere rumor until it can actually be found in a transcript somewhere. In any case, he has said this( from Jim in comments):

Following up on Burton Radons' lead, I tracked down O'Reilly's interview on ABC's Good Morning America (March 18, 2003). In some ways this is better than the quote Atrios sorta got correct on the main page. If there are no WMD, O'Reilly vows he will never trust the Bush Administration again and that the war would be wrong. Here are excerpts:


Here's, here's the bottom line on this for every American and everybody in the world, nobody knows for sure, all right? We don't know what he has. We think he has 8,500 liters of anthrax. But let's see. But there's a doubt on both sides. And I said on my program, if, if the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush Administration again, all right? But I'm giving my government the benefit of the doubt. . . .

[And later in the interview]:

. . . if he has 8,500 liters of anthrax that he's not going to give up, even though the United Nations demanded that he do that, we are doing the right thing. If he doesn't have any weapons, then we are doing the wrong thing. So, we'll see.