Thursday, March 13, 2003
Anti-American Actor Mike Farrell: Is scheduled to appear on "The O'Reilly Factor" tonight. Let's hope that Bill confronts him with this little tidbit from today's Wall Street Journal.
Actor Mike Farrell, best known for his role as Trapper John's replacement in "M*A*S*H," has emerged as a leading antiwar activist. This month, he even engaged in a surreal debate on geopolitics with former senator Fred Thompson on "Meet the Press." "It is inappropriate," Farrell declared, "for the administration to trump up a case in which we are ballyhooed into war."
But in 1999, Mr. Farrell defended the Clinton administration's rationale for war in Kosovo: "I think it's appropriate for the international community in situations like this to intervene. I am in favor of an intervention." To avoid casualties, the Clinton administration had bombers fly at such high altitudes that "collateral damage" to civilians was bound to increase.
I'll see how O'Reilly does when I get home -- the VCR is already programmed to record.
*UPDATE* O'Reilly did an acceptable job. Basically he let Farrell hang himself. Farrell says we can go into Iraq if no innocent Iraqis die and no American servicemen are put in harm's way. Farrell also believes that if the Iraqis have biological or chemical weapons, the weapons inspectors will find them.
Obviously, positive IQ points aren't required for actors.