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.”

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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.’”

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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