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Bill O’Reilly Credits Reverend Wright as Inspiration for Writing WWII Book

Bill O’Reilly revealed to Glenn Beck today that his new World War II book, Killing the Rising Sun, was inspired in part by Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

O’Reilly and Beck talked about the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their necessity in winning the war, before O’Reilly revealed this:

“The reason I wrote this book is because of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor, when he said after 9/11, justifying the attack, that America’s chickens have come home to roost because we dropped the bombs on Japan. That so offended me, I was so appalled, I said, ‘You know what? Someday I’m gonna write a book and correct the record on this.'”

O’Reilly also talked about how he asked all living former presidents if they would have dropped the bomb. Both Bushes and Jimmy Carter got back to him (saying they would), while President Obama and Bill Clinton did not.

O’Reilly suspected Obama wouldn’t have done it, while Clinton would have. (He suspected Clinton didn’t answer his inquiry because he wanted to avoid controversy.)

Listen above, via The Glenn Beck Program.

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