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Last night, in an exchange with Charles Krauthamer on the O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly claimed that Mexico was invading the United States and that President Barack Obama should deploy the military to stop it. O’Reilly goes on to ridiculously claim that the threat Mexico poses to the Unites States is similar to the threat that North Korea poses to its southern neighbor.
Media ite’s Frances Martel gives us the scoop:
Krauthammer argues that the military cannot be used for “internal policing.” His solution is simple: build a formidable fence to keep them out. If they can’t physically enter the country, there is no need to discuss or negotiate the problem with anyone. But Krauthammer’s point of view is missing something O’Reilly claims is abundantly clear: Mexico is “invading” the United States. His evidence? “We wouldn’t have 12 million illegal aliens if there weren’t an invasion.” And even if they weren’t invading– which they obviously are– there is precedent for using the military to secure the border: in South Korea. And if it’s good enough for the Koreas given their history, why wouldn’t it be good enough for America and Mexico?
The exchange comes in the midst of a political fight between Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and challenger J.D. Hayworth over competing calls for the President to send in the military to patrol the border following the tragic murder of an Arizona rancher.