O’REILLY APOLOGIZES….Bill O’Reilly, March 18, 2003:
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.
The anchor of his own show on Fox News said he was sorry he gave the U.S. government the benefit of the doubt that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s weapons program poised an imminent threat, the main reason cited for going to war.
“I was wrong. I am not pleased about it at all and I think all Americans should be concerned about this,” O’Reilly said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
….O’Reilly said he was “much more skeptical about the Bush administration now” since former weapons inspector David Kay said he did not think Saddam had any weapons of mass destruction.
Good for him, even if he is still buying into the “it was all Tenet’s fault” storyline.