'Duck Dynasty' Star Willie Robertson Ready... Aim... Refuses To Fire On A&E

1/1/2014 7:00 AM PST

"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson rang in the New Year with a VERY interesting and probably insincere statement -- "We all learned a lot."

Willie appeared on FOX News Channel and on the surface made nice with A&E ... not gloating that the network folded like a cheap suit and brought back Phil Robertson after he made those anti-gay comments.

But here's the deal  ... the family won outright.  They threatened to all leave the show if Phil wasn't reinstated and they got what they wanted and no one has apologized for the comments.

So we gotta ask ...