Glenn Beck may have stunned listeners to his radio show Tuesday (June 17) when he admitted that liberals were right all along about the war in Iraq.
That’s right. Beck said liberals were right all along. The admission was pretty simple, actually. Just four simple words.
“Liberals, you were right.”
The Huffington Post reported the full context of Beck’s statement, with Beck saying that while he was for the Iraq War from the beginning, in retrospect, “we shouldn’t have (gone to war).”
Beck followed those statements with an impassioned plea for the United States to stay out of the conflict currently taking place in Iraq, where terrorist group ISIS has taken control of many cities, including Mosul, and is preparing for an assault on Baghdad.
“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?”
Beck’s plea for the U.S. to stay out of the conflict comes as American contractors, State Department and other federal employees are evacuating the country and President Barack Obama has ordered nearly 300 American troops to the country to help secure American interests. Some members of Congress are urging further military involvement, much the opposite of Beck’s pleas for America to sit on the sidelines.
Beck’s 180 on the Iraq War is no more evident than reviewing past transcripts of his former show on HLN, which was then known as CNN Headline News. At the time, for conservative firebrand said going to war in Iraq was a way to prevent a larger conflict, possibly World War III, reported non-profit Media Matters for America.
“We went into Iraq three years ago to prevent World War III, as nuts as this might sound, to prevent the evil Iranian ideology from spreading across the region. We have to succeed there. The lives of our family will be seriously affected. You will not recognize the world if we lose.
“Here’s what I do know today. I know that searching for weapons of mass destruction was a side benefit of going into Iraq. The real reason was to plant the seeds of democracy and change the face of the Middle East.”
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