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Fox’s Stacey Dash: No One Would Have Been Beheaded Under Bush

Outnumbered guest host Stacey Dash said Monday afternoon that no one would have been beheaded under a George W. Bush presidency.

Dash’s comments were in reference to a report Monday that Bush criticized Obama’s foreign policy, the first time he has been known to done so. In his remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual meeting in Las Vegas, Bush reportedly said, “Just remember the guy who slit Danny Pearl’s throat is in Gitmo, and now they’re doing it on TV.” Pearl was a Wall Street Journal reporter who was captured and murdered in 2002 by Pakistani militants.

Moments after cohost Andrea Tantaros invoked Pearl, Dash made her comment about nobody being beheaded under Bush.

“When George W. Bush was president, the most important thing to him was not to be liked, but to be respected,” she said. “And you better believe no one would have been beheaded when he was president.”

Pearl was in fact beheaded, and an execution video was released. His death has even been cited as having catalyzed the practice, leading to its use by ISIS today. Via the Washington Post:

After [Pearl’s] death, the use of this tactic seemed to spread, most notably into Iraq, where a large number of foreign citizens were captured and later beheaded in the immediate years after the U.S.-led invasion.

Watch the clip below, via Fox News:

[h/t Richard Wojcicki]
[Image via Fox/screengrab]

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