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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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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