Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly says former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger agrees with him on the idea of forming a mercenary army to fight terrorists
around the world.
O'Reilly claimed that the two are "simpatico" in an interview aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
"I was with Henry Kissinger last night," O'Reilly told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "And he told me my idea of a worldwide anti-terror force paid for by the coalition of nations under the supervision of Congress — Kissinger has endorsed that for years."
ABC said it had sought comment from Kissinger, but had not yet heard back.
O'Reilly predicted the force eventually will come to be, but not while Barack Obama is president.
The purpose of the interview was to promote O'Reilly's new book, "Killing Patton."
He said the World War II general would have handled terrorism differently than Obama.
"If George Patton were alive today
, he would be saying to President Obama, 'Give me the Third. I’ll go into Syria, and I'll wipe 'em all out,'" O’Reilly said.
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