O’Reilly: Both Trump and Clinton ‘Made Fairly Significant Mistakes’ in the MSNBC Forum Last Night
O'REILLY: "Both presidential candidates appeared on NBC last night to answer questions about national security, and both made fairly significant mistakes. One was Donald Trump saying Vladimir Putin ‘has been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader.’ That description of Putin was a mistake because it legitimized the Russian leader who doesn’t deserve that courtesy. Vladimir Putin is a killer who has corrupted his country and who routinely violates international law. If elected president, Trump will try to make Russia an ally, especially in the fight against ISIS. That strategy is not wrong, but praising Putin is. Let the tyrant earn friendly descriptions. Now, on to Hillary Clinton, whose blunder dealt with ISIS. She said, ‘We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again, and we’re not putting ground troops into Syria.’ I’m sure the ISIS savages were happy to hear that ground troops are off the table. That means Secretary Clinton will essentially follow the Obama plan, which has allowed the ISIS savages to retain strongholds in Iraq and Syria while trying to limit their destruction all over the world. You can decide how effective that strategy has been since ISIS became a menace after the U.S. pulled out of Iraq. As Talking Points has stated, the solution to the ISIS problem is to mobilize NATO and bring the fight to the terrorists while at the same time setting up safe zones for refugees so they don’t flood into Europe. Surely Hillary Clinton knows the NATO alliance is just sitting there doing very little to contain the jihad. Why not mobilize that alliance? Summing up, both candidates have to sharpen their international focus and with the 15th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday, this is the perfect time to do it."