Glenn reacts to Obama’s ISIS speech: ‘Which is it, Mr. President?’

During his primetime address on Wednesday, President Obama vowed to “degrade” and “destroy” ISIS, though combat troops will not be deployed to the region. Instead, the President said the United States will defeat the Islamic State terror group “through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.” On radio this morning, Glenn had mixed emotions about Obama’s attempt to “convince everybody that we are safe.”

“First of all, we're not sending… soldiers to the Middle East. We're sending advisers to the Middle East. It sounds a little like Vietnam,” Glenn said. “What are we doing? We're going to arm the Syrians?”

A portion of Obama’s “sustained counter-terrorism strategy” involves the arming and training of “moderate” Syrian rebels.

“Across the border in Syria, we have ramped up our security systems to the Syrian opposition,” Obama told the American people on Wednesday. “Tonight, I call on Congress again to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters.”

Earlier this summer, however, in an interview with CBS News (and later with the New York Times), the President was singing a very different tune when it came to working with the rebels.

“When you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before going up against a ruthless opposition in Assad, the notion that they were in a position to suddenly overturn not only Assad but also ruthless, highly trained jihadists if we just sent a few arms is a fantasy,” Obama said.

So which is it, Mr. President? Why was it irresponsible to even consider arming rebels just a couple months ago, but now it is part of your strategy?

“Which is it, Mr. President,” Glenn asked. “Just tell us what you believe… I watched that speech last night, and I just [how he can] sleep at night.”

Pundits have speculated Obama chose to deliver his address on Wednesday because he has seen his poll numbers falter, and he has received criticism from both the right and left. But Glenn wasn’t convinced.

“[Since] when has this President cared about poll numbers? If he cared about poll numbers, he wouldn't have done a lot of the things that he's already done,” Glenn said. “That doesn't make sense to me that he's doing this for poll numbers. First of all, what does he care? He doesn't have to be reelected.”

Instead, Glenn believes Obama is tired of being president, and he is now being forced to act in ways he is ideologically opposed to.

“I think he's tired of this job… I don't think he liked it in the first place,” Glenn explained. “I don't think he's really the guy who's making this policy because he'll say one thing, and then he'll do the other. I think he is antiwar. I think he does want to stop the war.”

There is, however, one thing Glenn does believe Obama would like to accomplish, and he laid it out in his press conference last week.

“What we’ve got to do is make sure that we are organizing the Arab world, the Middle East, the Muslim world along with the international community to isolate this cancer, this particular brand of extremism that is, first and foremost, destructive to the Muslim world and the Arab world and North Africa, and the people who live there,” Obama told reporters.

“I think he does want to organize the Middle East. That's what he said last week. ‘We have to organize the Middle East.’ Think of that,” Glenn concluded. “[He is] the ultimate community organizer who thinks the way to do this is to organize the Middle East.”

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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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