With the recent news of U.S. soldiers being told to ignore the abuse of boys by Afghan allies, Glenn took to radio Tuesday with a strong message to members of the U.S. military currently dealing with similar situations.
"If we don't have our decency and our honor, we have nothing," Glenn said. "You think we're on God's side when we listen to His children being abused in the next tent and we're told stand down and do nothing? We're not on God's side. God cannot protect us. Millstone around the neck comes to mind."
He went on, urging members of the military not to listen to those who tell them such pedophilic acts are just a part of their culture.
"If that's true, their culture needs to be destroyed, period," Glenn said.
Listen to the full segment below.
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.
GLENN: Before he was fatally shot in 2012, Lance Corporal Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father that at night he could hear the Afghan officers sexually abusing 12-year-old boys, but there was nothing he could do about it. Quote, at night we could hear them screaming, dad. We're not allowed to do anything about it. My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because, quote, it's their culture.
According to the New York Times, rampant sexual abuse of children by Afghani officers, otherwise known as bocce bozy (phonetic), or boy play, isn't new. While some US soldiers and marines have specifically been told not to intervene, they have chosen to do so anyway in the face of potential disciplinary action. I want every soldier within the sound of my voice, I want you to listen to me carefully. You answer to God. You might serve man, but you answer to God. And there is no way that you hear this stuff going on, you know abuse of a child is going on -- that is not their culture. And if it is, their culture is evil.
Do not listen to these people who tell you that, "Oh, well, it's just -- all cultures are alike, and their culture is no better than our culture." Yes, it is. Our culture is far superior to any culture that allows men to go and sexually abuse girls or boys, period.
What the hell is wrong with us?
If it means that they court-martial you, let them do it. You will wear it as a badge of honor. You will change the course of our country. Look, I understand, here's one of the worst things that is -- that has happened to our -- to our military. In the last eight years, our military has cut all of the good guys up at the top and is putting all kinds of bad guys at the top and you're doing all kinds of things -- for instance, you're being told that it's okay to abandon a fellow soldier, to abandon people in the middle of a firefight. And you know that's not right. We don't do that. We don't do that with Bergdahl, but we let the guys in Benghazi die.
Now, what's going to happen? The next president is going to come in, and all these guys who have been a part of this culture, that have abandoned people on the battlefield, who have told you to look the other way, that you don't to have worry about what's going on, that's just their culture. You look the other way and don't you dare say anything. All of those people, the next president of the United States needs to come in and fire every single person in the Pentagon that had anything to do with it or was anywhere near it and didn't ring a bell.
I'm telling you that some day, and I hope sooner rather than later, some day this will end. Evil always thinks it's going to win forever. It doesn't last. And you better be on the right side. When they come looking for your name and they're saying, "Well, you were standing around, you didn't do anything about it," you need to be able to say, "Yes, I did. Yes, I did. And here's exactly what I did." And don't you worry about -- I would hire somebody in a heartbeat. You were dishonorably discharged from the military? Why were you dishonorably discharged, "Because, sir, I was told to remain silent while men were abusing young children sexually at night, I couldn't do it." You would have a job with me. More importantly, you'll have your soul at the end.
I'm convinced, as I said yesterday, I think this is one of the reasons why our men and women are killing themselves in record numbers. You cannot tell people to go over -- remember I said -- remember, Stu, when we did rally for America.
GLENN: And I said, "We have to make a promise to ourself that we will not call them baby killers. We will not spit on them. We will not treat them -- we will not be like the generation of the 1960s that treated them like garbage."
STU: Yeah, people called it a pro-war rally, but it was about that, not about war.
GLENN: It was about honor. If we've decided -- I said over and over again in the speech, now is the time to speak out. What I'm telling you is, once the decision is decided -- and if we decide to go to war, you cannot take it out on the soldiers. We must not treat them the way we've treated other soldiers in the past. And that's from the beginning with George Washington. We didn't pay them. We treated them like crap. They just beat the greatest army on the face of the earth, the greatest navy, military force, on the face of the earth, and we didn't pay them. We didn't treat them well. We didn't help them in the end. This is nothing new to the United States of America.
But what is new is the rate of suicide of our troops. And here's why, I believe -- I don't know and please forgive me if you have served and you're like, "Oh, this guy does not know what he's talking about." As a casual civilian observer, what I believe is happening is, you just served in a war that no longer makes sense. You were asked to do things -- look, it's one thing to be asked to go and firebomb Dresden. Now, how many people had nightmares after that of all the people that they killed? But at least you could justify it in your own head. At least you knew who you were fighting against. At least you knew who you were fighting for. Can I ask you seriously what are we fighting for? And who are we fighting against? What are we fighting for if we won't stand up for the most vulnerable, the 12-year-old boys that are being raped by our Afghani soldiers that are standing by us during the middle of the day. How do you sleep at night after hearing those screams?
We'll help you expose this if you have witnessed this, if you have seen this. We will stand by you like nobody's business. And I believe America will stand by you. If they dishonorably discharge you for this, America should go nuts. And if it doesn't, we're done anyway. There's nothing left if we don't stand for this.
Featured Image: In this photograph taken on August 13, 2015, US army and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers walk as a NATO helicopter flies overhead at coalition force Forward Operating Base (FOB) Connelly in the Khogyani district in the eastern province of Nangarhar. From his watchtower in insurgency-wracked eastern Afghanistan, US army Specialist Josh Whitten doesn't have much to say about his Afghan colleagues. 'They don't come up here anymore, because they used to mess around with our stuff. 'Welcome to Forward Operating Base Connelly, where US troops are providing training and tactical advice to the 201st Afghan army corps as they take on the Taliban on the battlefield. AFP PHOTO / Wakil Kohsar (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)