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Knowing what he knows now about the war in Iraq, if Bill could go back before the war began, would he support the war?

Audience Member: There are many bad people out there. I don't disagree that [Saddam Hussein is] a bad guy. I don't disagree that somebody should take him out...

Bill: Somebody but not us, right?

Audience Member: I'm not even saying that. I'm saying that if that is the reason we were going into Iraq, then why wasn't that stated at the get-go?

Bill: It was stated as part of the package. Look, if you could go in a time capsule back to before the WMD [weapons of mass destruction] thing, I wouldn't invade Iraq. If there were no WMDs in that country, I would have said, "Don't go. Don't go. He's horrible. Awful. But we can't do this. It's too much of a sacrifice." It's been too much of a strain on the country. ...

I agree with you. But if you put the whole package together, we tried to do a noble thing for the right reasons. It has not worked out. Let's be fair about it.
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FROM: Oprah's Town Hall with Bill O'Reilly
Published on October 27, 2006

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