On September 17, 2001, Fox host Bill O’Reilly gave his list of countries the United States should attack, including Libya:
Target three is Libya and Qaddafi. Again, he either quits and goes into exile or we bomb his oil facilities, all of them. And we mind the harbor in Tripoli. Nothing goes in, nothing goes out.
We also destroy all the airports in Libya. Let them eat sand.
A decade later, O’Reilly supportsthe airstrikes onLibya because Qaddafi is attacking civilians (3/21/11):
O’REILLY: But Qaddafi’s carpet bombing guys who are driving around in old Chevys with pistols, he’s killing them. You know he’s going to wipe out the opposition. So you’re not willing to go in even on that basis and stopQaddafi from doing that?
REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Our intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan has been a disaster. This intervention in Libya is not going to turn out the way you think it will. It’ll be another disaster. We have to stop spending the treasure of the United States in these military adventures and start taking care of things here at home, Bill.
O’REILLY: So you are willing to be–to sit by and watchQaddafi slaughter his opposition and you know he would.
So Qaddafi has killed people–and could have killed other people–that O’Reilly wanted tostarve a decade ago.