GLENN BECK PROGRAM
another question. I mean, if we're here just to play our
cards face up on the table, could somebody help me out with
this one? Did you see the cots that they reeled in -- that
they wheeled into the Capitol building yesterday? They
looked comfortable. No, they did. I hope to go sleepy-sleep.
Saw a picture in the New York Times of Chuck Schumer looking
at the cots longingly. "Oh, I wish I could sleep now, but
I've got to do the people's work. Well, not exactly the
people, but that one person in San Francisco, I'm doing his
work tonight." .
I would like to ask two questions, and I believe we should
ask our leaders these two questions and then hold their feet
to the fire when they happen. One, what's your plan when
they start killing each other, what's your plan? Do we just
let them kill each other? Do we just stand by for another
genocide? Because that's what is coming. So do we stand by
that? Do we just -- that's cool. I just want to know. I want
to know the ground rules because when they start in on
genocide, that's when George Clooney is going to say, see
what happens? See? Look what Bush did. Look what the evil
No, the evil conservatives now are warning you, if we leave
-- in fact, I don't even need to be an evil conservative.
Did you see that the UN, the secretary general, said please
don't do this? Isn't that weird? That's weird because you
would think that all of the liberals would be saying, oh, we
must follow the UN secretary general; he is our one and only
leader. But now for some reason they are not even listening.
Did you see that on television? Did you see everybody
rushing to the newsroom? "Secretary general says we must
stay; we must report this news top of every news cycle." I
didn't see that. Why? It doesn't fit their agenda. So
everybody's recommending -- conservatives and the secretary
general of the United Nations are recommending you don't
just pull out of Iraq. That would be a very bad thing to
pull out of Iraq because it will lead to genocide. So I just
want to have George Clooney and all of the others, Chuck
Schumer, Hillary Clinton on record when you pull them back
and redeploy the troops to Saudi Arabia, which is a safe
place. It's beautiful, especially this time of year. There's
no extremists there that would want to kill us for occupying
even more of the Holy Land space. But when we redeploy into
the region and Iraq goes into a sinkhole, what is your plan?
I just want you to -- when they're slaughtering people, you
know, women and children in the streets, I just want to make
sure that I understand you correctly, that that's cool to
you. I just want to give that out. The second thing is,
there's a question that I haven't heard anybody ask and I'm
going to start asking this of every peacenick that I meet.
What was the biggest problem with the Iraq war, besides the
lies that got us in there? Why? Why, what was it that
everybody was saying was the biggest problem with the Iraq
war besides the lie? What did it do to the rest of the
world? What did it do to Afghanistan? Stu, quickly, what did
the Iraq war -- by us going into Iraq, what happened?
STU: Well, Glenn, we took our eye off the ball of a real
GLENN: Yeah. And so what happened in Afghanistan?
STU: It got really bad and it was all our fault.
GLENN: Really bad, because we took our eye off. We took our
resources and our troops out of there and we stopped
fighting the real enemy, Al-Qaeda, and we started fighting
the enemy that is Saddam Hussein.
STU: If there was only someone around to redeploy our troops
back to Afghanistan.
GLENN: Oh, my goodness, that would be great, wouldn't it?
Yeah. So let me just ask you this. If that was the biggest
mistake that we made in Afghanistan, taking our troops out
and taking our eye off the ball and stop engaging them in
Afghanistan, how is this not going to be our biggest mistake
in Iraq, to take our eye off the ball and stop fighting our
enemies in Iraq?
STU: I have an answer.
GLENN: Oh, you do?
STU: Yes. Because Afghanistan was popular at the time and
Iraq isn't popular now.
GLENN: Thank you, Stu. Thank you, 10 points. We are going to
-- if you had a problem with it in Afghanistan, how can this
be your plan now in Iraq? I love that. The worst thing we
ever did since slicing bread too thin. That's the plan now
in Iraq. That's the dumbest thing. But again, it requires
you to think things through. It requires you to be
consistent, which nobody ever is consistent. They just want
out. They just want their poll numbers, they want to do the
popular thing. They just want out.