And I thought I was in denial…

Watch O’Reilly try to debunk the “myth of Taliban resurgence” in Afghanistan in this video courtesy of Think Progress.

While I do think that much of the talk on Afghanistan’s slipping back into chaos is myopically focused on security and the southern parts of the country (at the expense of hearts and minds in the central and northern regions and among other vital constituencies,) only somebody like O’Reilly can have the kind of pig-headed audacity to deny reality as he does.

Here is an excerpt:
SEWALL: Unfortunately, Afghanistan’s going backwards.

O’REILLY: That’s a myth.

SEWALL: — which I think speaks –

O’REILLY: That’s a myth.

SEWALL: — to part of the problem with the focus of effort on Iraq. We risked losing the progress that has been made in Afghanistan.

O’REILLY: Now you’re just – that’s not true. There’s always going to be a Taliban insurrection.

SEWALL: It is true.

O’REILLY: As long as they have mountain – now it’s not. Every military analyst working for our team says most of that country is pacified.

SEWALL: Maybe you should be talking to the people on the ground –

O’REILLY: I talked to everybody.

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