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01/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Juan Williams: Iraqi Protesters Are "Ingrate[s]" Who Should Appreciate U.S. Invasion

Last night on "The O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly slammed Muntader al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush, and said that if he had been there, he "would have physically taken the guy down." Guest Juan Williams agreed, but he widened his condemnation to Iraqis in general, who he said were behaving like "ingrate[s]" for not appreciating what the United States has done for them:

WILLIAMS: But on a serious level, how many American lives have been sacrificed to the cause of liberating Iraq? How much money has been spent while they're not spending their own profits from their oil? American money. So I just think it's absolutely the act of an ingrate for them to behave in this way. Just unbelievable to me.

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