Air Force Vet Thanks Bush 43 for His Unwavering Respect

A 21-year veteran of the US Air Force called The Glenn Beck Program on Thursday to express his gratitude to President George W. Bush --- and Glenn for his complimentary words about the Bush family.

"I just retired from the Air Force last year after 21 years. And serving under that man and meeting him, the things he did for the troops, the things he's still doing, the generosity. You said he respected the office . . . the respect that he had for the troops, and the love that we have for him is really immeasurable," Caller Phil said.

Conversely, Phil noted how Obama's actions had a similar, immeasurable impact.

"To see what Obama did to us and throw all of our victories away there . . . hurt the troops like you have no idea," Phil said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Hello, Phil, you're on The Glenn Beck Program.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn, how are you doing?

GLENN: Very good.

CALLER: I just wanted to tell you that I really appreciate your sincere message to the Bush family. For a long time, you know, I -- I had some problems with the things you were saying about President Bush, you know, when he was in office. But I understand it was just a policy thing, it wasn't personal.

PAT: For sure.

CALLER: Serving under him for, you know -- I just retired from the Air Force last year after 21 years. And serving under that man and meeting him, the things he did for the troops, the things he's still doing --

PAT: No question.

CALLER: -- the generosity -- you said he respected the office -- the respect that he had for the troops, and the love that we have for him is really immeasurable.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I have never seen anybody with more love for our troops than George W. Bush.

PAT: No question.

GLENN: Have you seen his painting series he's doing now?

PAT: He's getting really good.

GLENN: Yeah, he's getting really good. And he's now painting the faces of the wounded in the war. He takes that personally.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And they're like family. And he is a truly, truly honorable man. Truly honorable.

CALLER: Yes, sir. And I just wanted to say one last thing. I was a recruiter for a short period of time in the Air Force, and I had met the chaplain that counseled him at Camp David. And he said, "If every American did not believe that he was taking every -- taking both wars to bed with him every night, they were sadly mistaken."

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Oh, yeah. Totally believe that.

CALLER: And I know you didn't agree with us in Iraq, but I was there twice. I was on the ground. And the people -- the people appreciated us there. And to see what Obama did to us and throw all of our victories away there --

GLENN: I know.

CALLER: -- hurt the troops like you have no idea.

GLENN: No, I do. Phil, I have said to my friends who were in the service and who have fought in Iraq, "I am sorry that we have just pissed away everything that you've done and all the friends that you have lost. I can't say anything, but I'm sorry." We took a victory, and as we always do, we -- we snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory every single time.

PAT: Thanks for your service.

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.

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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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