Good god, this is what we get for having already posted something early-ish about the collective negative IQ of the radioactive mutant cow chips employed at Fox News and then figuring we were done hearing about them for the day. Ugh. So, Bill O’Reilly, who controls the U.S. military? (“Relevant” part starts at 1:20.) Is it possibly the United States government, as denoted by the initials “U.S.” right before the name of the military and Article Two of the Constitution? Nah, sayeth the loofah dragon, can’t be, more likely it’s the same guys who run the country “Pentagon.” Huh. Well, this at least explains why the government can cut billions of dollars from the social safety net without touching the defense budget, because apparently they aren’t even funding them!
O’Reilly replied: “The [government] can’t run the military because it’s military controlled, not civilian.”
“That’s government run, it’s still the government doing it,” Colmes countered.Related video
“But the Pentagon calls the shots,” he said.
“But the commander-in-chief is a civilian, the government runs the military well,” Colmes insisted.
“That is wrong,” O’Reilly said. “The Pentagon calls the shots on how the military operates. The Pentagon is military people.”
“That’s the government,” Colmes said. “It’s the government, it’s still the government.”
O’Reilly concluded: “They work for and the government running it are two different things.”
Speaking of the government “not running” the military, we hear Barack Obama finally agreed not to veto the Department of Defense authorization bill after lawmakers agreed to make changes, maybe to the batshit insane part that grants the U.S. military power to indefinitely and forever and ever detain without trial citizens who seem fishy? Let’s check the AP report:
“We took significant steps to address the administration’s concerns,” Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state, the top Democrat on the House panel, told reporters.
The legislation would deny suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens seized within the nation’s borders, the right to trial and subject them to indefinite detention. The lawmakers made no changes to that language.