Skip to comments.Glenn Beck: 'Liberals, You Were Right' About Iraq War
Posted on 06/18/2014 8:30:12 AM PDT by woofie
There are many things you'd never expect Glenn Beck to say: "Barack Obama is a great president," "the Affordable Care Act was a huge success," "amnesty for all undocumented immigrants!"
But "liberals, you were right" tops them all. And yet:
"From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasnt.... Liberals, you were right. We shouldnt have."
Beck made this surprising declaration on his radio show on Tuesday while discussing the widening rift between Republicans and Democrats. He urged both parties to come together to oppose another war in Iraq.
"Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not one more Marine, not one more arm or leg or eye. Not one more," he said. "This must end now. Now can't we come together on that?"
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Beck stays suspended above the shark
If a steep rise in gas prices threatens the Democrats in November, there will be such a war cry that it will rival the Rebel Yell during the Civil War.
Iraq was won by Bush.
That 0bambi chose to lose it is not to say that Liberals were right.
Well I agree no more dead Troops for nothing!
Did he mean this or was it sarcasm lost on the reporter? Now that Obama is sending troops back in to show the hypocrisy?
Have to agree w this one. Should never had gone in. I was for it but was wrong.
Beck and Medved have both lost me. Permanently. And for the same reason Bill O’Reilley did in 2004 with his comments about the Swift Boat Vets.
Anyone who thinks this was a good war for America needs his motives examined.
I was fine with going into Iraq. Still am. But we should have gotten out after Saddam was taken care of. Go in, and get out. No nation-building. Sure, a new bad-actor would take over the place, but that was always going to happen. Better to go in, go out, and leave the lingering imprint of fear and power that we can repeat this any time we want. Not trying to stick around, with the pipe-dream of turning the place into a Western-style democracy, all while our soldiers stick around being clay-pigeons.
Glenn Beck... eh.
Medved is a recovering liberal, I believe. He has some awful views, and nastiness is a streak, but he was really good on tis subject the other day, pointing out more succinctly for a viewer than anyone I’d heard, how this is not Bush’s fault.
Beck Is like Rand Paul
And BOR is a pain, but what did he say about the nation-saving Swift Boaters?
They were right, but for the wrong reasons. They believed everything the Bush administration was saying, hell, they supported Clinton taking military action in December of 1998 on the exact same pretext.
Their opposition was solely based upon the fact that Bush was president. That’s the only reason. Their opposition was 100% politically motivated.
This dipstick bought the liberal BS!
Prior history clearly demonstrates we should not have left Iraq!
Post-WWII Japan and Germany was the lesson. It does not take a rocket scientist to know what would have happened in those two countries if we had left.
The kids in Iraq loved us, the area was stable, we just needed to give it time to heal, to develop more naturally and consistent with modern day practices.
Truth of the matter is, and probably to our shame, we started the job and then left it half finished.
The sarcasm went over the heads of some didn’t it? After endlessly bashing President Bush, which Democrat will now dare advocate sending troops back to Iraq? Charlie Rangel? Maybe this would be a good time to bring up the idea again of drafting women.
I’d put a qualifier or two on that.
We should have never gone in if we weren’t willing to win and keep that victory by installing a pro-American, Muzzie strongman that could effectively keep order by being a tyrant to the people within the political borders of Iraq similar to Saddam since the only thing Muzzies respect is being on the business end of a sword or gun.
I can’t imagine how going into Iraq in 2003 was not the right thing to do. The problem was simple—we didn’t do the job right because we surrendered to whatever it was President Bush surrendered to.
Whether or not to go in now is an entirely different story.
Beck always has this fantasy that conservatives and liberals will walk hand and hand in harmony. He continues to offer olive branch after olive branch to the left.
I now think I would be tempted to join the jerks that began harassing him and bullying him at that park a couple years ago.
4,000+ American lives lost. Countless others injured, maimed & with severe brain injuries. Hundreds of billions (if not trillions) of dollars spent. We'll be paying this war off, in more ways than one, long after I'm dead & buried.
For what exactly?