Is the United States already allies with people way worse than Iran?

Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, best known for sharing the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, joined Glenn on radio this morning for a full hour. While discussing current events, Glenn asked Greenwald what his take was on the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran.

While many have been critical of the negotiation, Greenwald said that the United States has a long history of allying with countries that have oppressive regimes, most notably Saudi Arabia, and that Iran has "more enlightened" government compared to others in the region.

"Our closest allies in the world are the most oppressive regimes on the planet, right? We sit down with Saudi Arabia. Obama just announced we were lifting our freeze of transferring to arms to the regime in Egypt. In Qatar and the United Emirates, Bahrain, the most oppressive regimes are the ones with whom we work most closely. So the idea we are sitting down with the table is a oppressive regime has been the staple of American foreign policy for decades," Greenwald said.

"But it shouldn't be," Glenn said.

"But doing that with Iran, compared to those other regimes, actually they are a more enlightened, more progressuve regime, certainly than Saudi Arabia, certainly than the gulf states. Women are an important part of their government, they are more educated, there's more secular rights there. Iran is a horribly repress I have regime, but compared to some of our best allies - I'd rather live in Iran," he said.

"Secondly, of course, we have higher expectations for political rights when it comes to states in the United States than we do foreign countries. Foreign countries have the right to create their own set of political principles and we shouldn't go around demanding that political rights we want here at home are the same ones that have to happen in Iran as well. I don't think that's our place."

Glenn argued that America no longer stands for anything, and our alliance with Saudi Arabi violates our founding pricnipels as much as our potential alliance with Iran.

"It's not our place," Glenn said, "but that's what's gotten us into this trouble around the world. Nobody knows what our principles are, because we get into bed with Saudi Arabia, so what the hell do we stand for?"

Greenwald then went into the background of a lot of the anti-American attitude in Iran.

"And people make a big deal of the death to America chanting, which happens in Iran. That is a disturbing thing, right? You are an American and you're hearing death to America. Now, most people understand that rhetoric and actions are not the same. Iran cannot actually impose death on America and hasn't actually tried. They're rationale actors."

"There's a background to that, as you said. Iran had a democratically elected government. The CIA overthrew that government in the 1950s and imposed this had heinous dictator called the Shah of Iran, who oppressed people in Iran violently and brutally for decades. And everyone knew it was the United States that supported him, just like we support the Saudi monarchs. If you are an Iranian citizen, or American citizen, and if you had some brutal dictator being propped up by a foreign power, of course you would be hostile to that foreign power. So I think it's not a question of ever blaming ourselves, but I think rational adults think about their own actions and how it affects the rest of the world."

Ultimately, Greenwald believes that despite the region being filled with religious extremists, there are enough "rationale actors" to sit down and negotiate. After all, the alternative could mean endless war in the Middle East.

"That region, like most regions, is filled with lots of extremists. The irony is now in Iraq and in Syria we actually are fighting as allies with Iran against ISIS. Just as was true in Afghanistan when Taliban became the principle concern of the United States in the wake of 9/11. Iran hated the Taliban and gave us all kinds of assistance, because they understood Afghanistan and also feared the Taliban, because they fear Sunni extremism because that's been one of their enemy as far as long time as we. If you look at the region, yes, it's true, there's lots of religious rhetoric that's disturbing that comes from Iranian Mullahs. But if you look at their actions in the world, I do think there's a basis of rationality to be able to sit down. What is the alternative? I mean, the United States cannot possibly afford to fight a war with a country three times the size of Iraq."

While Glenn didn't fully support Greenwald's opinion on Iran, they did both agree on the dangers of endless war.

"It becomes the policy of the country, it destroys financial security, it means that we essentially are a country that goes around trying to rule the world," Greenwald said.

On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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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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