Irony: John Kerry finds himself making the Bush administration WMD argument

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke out about the situation in Syria yesterday, and based on his scathing remarks it looks like the U.S. is headed toward a military intervention in the country. Kerry said it is “undeniable” chemical weapons were used in Syria and any attempts to cover it up are a “moral obscenity.”

“Let me be clear: The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity,” Kerry said. “By any standard it is inexcusable, and despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is undeniable.”

Watch Kerry’s speech below:

The United Nations weapons’ inspectors have yet to conclude that chemical weapons were indeed used in Syria, but Kerry’s remarks conjure up memories of the Bush Administration’s talk about weapons of mass destruction in the rev-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

“The weird thing is 100,000 people have been killed and they haven’t ramped up their rhetoric until now,” Pat said. “From the same people who are yelling about Bush: ‘This president lied about WMDs!’”

“This whole thing is coming apart,” Glenn said. “And let me tell you something, one of the most laughed about, mocked, and deeply branded phrases during the Bush Administration had to come from the former vice president when he was all bearded up like some freak who had gone insane and he gets on stage – and this was about weapons of mass destruction and Bush. Here it is.”

AL GORE: He betrayed this country. He played on our fears.

“That was about WMDs, and that's what they were saying,” Glenn continued. “Now, what are they doing [now]? What are they doing? And may I just point out: there is no clear and present threat from Syria.”

We all know what ultimately happened in Iraq. The weapons of mass destruction did not actually exist, and we spent the next eight years embroiled in war.

“Now, when are we going to learn our lesson? Ever? Or will it be too late,” Glenn asked. “We were stupid enough to buy into this. So what happened? We went in, because they were saying he's using weapons of mass destruction. And everybody in the Senate and the House, voted yes… including John Kerry.”

Kerry would later eat his words with the now infamous ‘I was for it before I was aginst it' remarks.

“I was for it before I was against it. Where do you think that came from? He was for the war and then became against it. Fine. I was for it too, and I'm against it now. But I learned my lesson,” Glenn said. “He didn't. He's now going to repeat exactly the same thing.”

The Bush Administration emphatically claimed that the situation in Iraq posed a clear and present to the United States because if the WMDs fell into the wrong hands, they could be used against the U.S. Does the Assad regime pose that same threat?

“So let's look at the Assad regime, and find out is it a clear and present danger to the United States,” Glenn suggested. “They want regime change. And is that a clear and present danger to us? Well, okay, you can make the case – and I have not heard anybody make this case – we have made the case that [Syria has] weapons of mass destruction, but I have not heard [the Obama Administration] make the case that it is a clear an present danger to the United States of America.”

“And why,” he asked. “Because today Russia and now China has added their name to the list of ‘Don't do anything in Syria.’ So now we have Russia and Iran and China telling us, ‘Mind your own practice now, America, unless you are willing to get into World War 3 and go up against Russia, Iran, and China.’”

2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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