Glenn Beck Confesses: Wrong about Iraq War, but Right about Caliphate Threat

| June 22 2014
David Leeper

Caliphate1Three years ago, Glenn Beck was mocked for his now-proven-correct prediction that radical Islamists are hell-bent on creating a world-wide Islamic Caliphate, converting or murdering all non-believers.

In the short video below, clips from 2011 with Chris Matthews, David Brooks, John King, and Eugene Robinson are presented where they mock both Beck and the notion of a Caliphate. Now, even the New York Times has come around. It seems Beck was right.

However, in this video, Beck also confesses to having been wrong about US goal of bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq in the aftermath of the war. After $2 Trillion and thousands of American lives lost, when it came time to defend their freedom and their republic, the Iraqis dropped their weapons and ran, despite being well-equipped and outnumbering their attackers more by than 10 to 1.

No more, says Beck, no more. If the Iraqis want freedom for themselves and their children, equal rights for women, and a rule-by-law republic rather than a theocratic dictatorship, they’ll have to win it for themselves, just as many US Liberals and Progressives have always said they must. The US cannot win and maintain that for them.

The clip below is from Fox News’ “Kelly File”, June 18, 2014

See also the clip below from the New York Times.

Now that the wake-up call has been issued about the Caliphate-seeking militant Islamists, will Matthews, Brooks, and Robinson continue to mock the notion of a Caliphate? Will they begin to think for themselves and at long last try to behave like the ethical journalists? Or will they simply wait to be issued the next set of talking points, via the New York Times editorial page, from the extremist liberal/progressive wing of the Democrat Party?

3 comments
rrowe1961
rrowe1961

I'm not going to waste time bothering with whether Glenn Beck was right on this issue, wrong on this one, as far as I'm concerned he's an entertainer and little else, other than a NEO-CON tool.


He sure has his share of defenders though ... and he certainly isn't the only person to have observed the desired Caliphate many are seeking.

CarlLeitz
CarlLeitz

@rrowe1961  So,  right and wrong  are not important to you on the issue of Moslem terrorism.

but you do take the time to resort to name calling.

so noted.

rrowe1961
rrowe1961

@CarlLeitz @rrowe1961 You would be entirely wrong there on all counts ... I called him an entertainer and a tool for the NEO-CONS, like a hammer is a tool, and evidently you've read none of my articles on this general subject.

so noted