Glenn Beck made a shocking Iraq War admission this week — that liberals were right all along.
The conservative radio show host, who has opposed the Democratic Party and Barack Obama in particular on nearly every possible point of contention, admitted this week that those who opposed the Iraq War from the onset actually got it right.
“From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn’t…. Liberals, you were right,” Glenn Beck said of the Iraq War. “We shouldn’t have.”
His admission comes as the Middle Eastern nation has nearly been torn apart by sectarian violence. The al Qaeda offshoot ISIS has seized a large portion of the country, gaining many Sunni Iraqis as allies as they executed soldiers and Shi’ite residents. The group claims to have executed more than 1,700 Iraqi soldiers who were trying to desert the army in the face of the advancing enemy.
Iraq has now defended against some of the attacks, and according to a Reuters report, elite Iraqi troops guarding the Baiji Refinery been able to fight off ISIS attackers.
The United States has stayed largely out of the fray, other than sending additional Marines to the nation to protect American interests. But as the situation grows more dire and other nations enter the fray, many have called on the United States to increase its military presence yet again.
“The closer (Iraqi president) Maliki gets to Iran and the more help he gets from Iran to help put down this rebellion, the more sectarian this becomes,” Schenker said. “We’re seeing a regional proxy war, with Saudia Arabia backing regional Sunnis and Iran backing its Shiite allies.”
Glenn Beck said a new Iraq War is out of the question for the United States.
“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?”
Glenn Beck isn’t the only Iraq War critic to change his mind on American involvement. Former supporters of the George Bush-led conflict, including former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and Iraq War architect Paul Bremer, have spoken out against new involvement.