Glenn opened the radio program this morning with some very troubling (and bizarre) news that lead him to call for President Obama’s impeachment. Yesterday, the President waived a federal provision specifically designed to prevent the U.S. from supplying arms to terrorist groups in order to begin providing military assistance to the Syrian rebels.
“Today I come to you with the news that our President actually waived the restriction on countries supplying arms to international terrorists, specifically Al‑Qaeda. And the reason why he waived that is because we're providing arms to international terrorists, specifically Al‑Qaeda,” Glenn said. “Now, if that isn't an act of treason, I don't know what is. If that is not an act of insanity, I don't know what is.”
“This isn't, ‘Well, we don't know who the terrorists are. We don't know who the rebels are.’ No, no. Mr. President, you apparently do know exactly who they are because you felt compelled to waive the restriction on arming them,” he continued. “Now, why would you do that? So you can no longer make the case ‘We don't know who these guys are’ because the President felt compelled to tell us who they are by waiving the restrictions. They're international terrorists. If that's not an act of suicide, if that's not an act finally of the President admitting we're on the wrong side – when you have to waive the law so you can arm terrorists, you're on the wrong side.”
While we know that not all of the rebels are terrorists, arming any faction that includes known terrorists is in direct violation of our federal laws, which is why President Obama was forced to waive the restrictions that prevented such action.
As Pat and Stu both explained, you wouldn’t eat something that was known to contain 15% of poison. So why would you arm a group of people with some percentage of a ‘poisonous’ underbelly?
“Because the president could go to jail if he didn't waive the law… You know, I know I just did a thing in the New York Times just, like, two weeks ago where I said I haven't called for impeachment of the President. I haven't called for it,” Glenn said. “I'm calling for the impeachment of the President of the United States. The President of the United States needs to be impeached.”
It has taken nearly five years and countless scandals for Glenn to utter the word “impeachment” in relation to President Obama, but it seems that his latest action – potentially aiding and abetting the enemy’ – might just be among the most egregious things this President has done.
“It's not politics. It's not politics. What do you stand for, America? If that one doesn't do it, nothing will,” Glenn said. “You are arming people…You are empowering them. This is not, ‘Hey, I disagree that we have knocked out Al Qaeda,’ which, we did, and obviously that's true. Everything the President told you on the run up that we got ‘Al Qaeda on the run,’ that's clearly not true now, is it? Because Al Qaeda is growing in Libya. Al Qaeda is growing in Egypt. Al Qaeda is growing, and we're arming them in Syria. So if those things you know, you could disagree with. This one, you're arming and aiding the enemies of the United States of America.”
“To add on,” Stu interjected, “for something [the President himself admits] is not a direct threat to the United States of America… But just to say you could come up with some crazy scenario in which you would help these groups that are not good, to help you against an enemy you deem a greater threat. There's no one who makes the case that Syria's a greater threat to us than Al Qaeda.”
“We did not get into bed with Hitler to defeat Japan. We did not do it,” Glenn said of the U.S. situation during World War II. “No one could say, ‘Let's give Hitler a whole bunch of arms so he can help us defeat Japan.’ Because even if they do defeat Japan, they will come and use those very arms against us. It's the height of insanity. But I also believe it is impeachable. I believe it is treason. And the President knows it's against the law. That's why he had to waive that law yesterday.”
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