Harry Reid’s strange defense of U.S. military intervention in Syria

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the Senate floor to deliver an impassioned – and occasionally irrational – plea to Congress to support U.S. military intervention in Syria.

“Do you know where else you get really good analysis,” Pat asked on radio this morning. “Harry Reid.”

REID: [People say these] policies are none of our business, that they are not our concern. I disagree. Anytime the powerful turn such weapons of terror and destruction against the powerless, it is our business. And the weapons in question are categorically different. Chemical weapons, you see, can kill not just dozens or hundreds of people but tens of thousands of innocents in a single attack. Tens of thousands. These weapons don't just pose a threat to the Syrian people or to our allies in the region. They pose a threat to every one of us, every American, and, in particular, every member of the United States Armed Forces.

“So far, does this sound a little bit like the Colin Powell speech to the U.N. back in 2001/ 2002,” Pat asked.

“This is a key example. This is a key example here. The reason why they're using the same script is because Harry Reid is a progressive. He just happens to be a Democratic progressive that believes in the international law sort of way and that we're all going to go by international law,” Glenn said. “The other side of the progressive spectrum is the Republican progressive, the John McCain, who believes in the strong America and freedom on the march. But they're both progressives and that's the key. The reason why they're using the same script is because they're the same people.”

As Sen. Reid’s speech continued, it took an interesting turn – one that included semi-lucid references to World War I, the Holocaust, and Dante...

REID: Our intervention on behalf of those in danger hasn't always been popular. Look back at history. There's always been part of our society that prefers isolation. Look prior to World War I. Look, Mr. President, prior to World War II. Some prefer isolation. That's the easy thing to do. As America faces yet another crisis of conscience, another opportunity to intervene on behalf of humanity, my mind returns to that turning point in the world's history when the United States of America faced down an evil regime that murdered millions of innocent citizens. Millions and millions of civilians and prisoners of war were murdered by gas. Dawson, Treblinka, Auschwitz. Never again, swore the world. Never again would we permit the use of these poisonous weapons of war. Fourteen blocks from here is a Holocaust museum. You walk in there and you'll see a quote. It's on the wall. It's from Dante's famous Inferno. Here's what it says, and I quote. “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”

“Oh my gosh,” Glenn said. “Honestly, I pray for Harry Reid because I don't think he's all there. I don't mean that to be unkind or anything else. I really question whether he is all there.”

“I think the hottest place in hell is reserved for Harry Reid,” Pat quipped. “Who am I to judge? I'm just saying he's going to burn in the fires of hell. That's all I'm saying.”

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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