Tom Nichols on Bill O’Reilly (and Colbert)

Bill O'Reilly, pundit on Fox News, believes that the terrorist threat posed by ISIS should be met with a hired mercenary army, rather than risking American lives. Penn author Tom Nichols (The Eve of Destruction: The Coming Age of Preventive War and No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security), Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, went on O'Reilly's program to debate the proposal, which he called "morally corrosive" and "a terrible, terrible idea." Here's the clip:

The Colbert Report saw Nichols's appearance and had some thoughts to add:

You can read Nichols's own thoughts on his appearance(s) on his blog, The War Room (on O'Reilly; on Colbert).

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