Just when you think the folks at Fox News can’t get any more ridiculous, they prove you wrong.
While commenting on the criticism of Clint Eastwood’s latest biographical war drama film American Sniper, Fox News' Charles Payne said the uproar didn’t make any sense because Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was a hero who saved American lives.
"It's a pretty simple thing, you watch the movie, he saved American lives. And he went through a tough struggle to do it, but it was a job that had to be done," Payne said.
Payne, who apparently doesn’t know or chooses to ignore the outcome of the 2003 American invasion of Iraq, went on to opine how the U.S. military “protected” Iraqis via bombs and guns and detention facilities like Abu Ghraib prison.
“Look at the death toll that we had protecting people in a different country because that’s what America does,” he continued. “We’ve been the world’s policeman, and guess what’s happened over the time we’ve become the world’s policeman? A billion people in other countries have moved into the middle class.”
Payne also added that U.S. wars helped India come on TV – whatever that means – and if it wasn’t for Americans dying around the world, the rest of the world would be in abject poverty.
“We have saved the planet, and if we go away as [the world's] policeman, it’s going to be hell to pay for everyone,” he concluded.
Seriously Payne? Seriously?