GLENN: First of all, if we could go down memory lane a little bit with the Obama administration. Samantha Power, who is Cass Sunstein's wife -- and she was the architect of this whole Middle Eastern policy. She was the architect for Obama with the Middle East and Israel. The Arab spring. She was all on board with that.
She also was the architect on, let's get rid of Assad. Because Assad is just a really bad guy. So if we could have an Arab spring in Syria, it will work out really well.
And then it was the Obama administration that also said, "Oh, yeah, and we're getting rid of all of the chemical weapons. We're going to get rid of all of them." Let me just take you down memory lane.
OBAMA: -- Syria, without having initiated the strikes. So what else are you talking about?
VOICE: We've got the chemical weapons -- we've got -- we're getting the chemical weapons out of Syria.
VOICE: Well, Chris, all you have to do is look at the fact that today, the final 8 percent of chemical weapons were taken out of Syria.
VOICE: We should commend the administration for the result they got. The removal of chemical weapons out of Syria is a substantial accomplishment.
VOICE: We certainly worked with them in Syria. To bring all of the chemical weapons in Syria.
VOICE: We struck a deal where wedding 100 percent of the chemicals out.
VOICE: 100 percent of the declared chemical weapons out of Syria.
VOICE: We kept chemical weapons -- or got chemical weapons out of the area.
VOICE: We, got, as you know, all of the chemical weapons out of Syria.
PAT: As you know.
VOICE: No small feat.
OBAMA: Syria eliminating its weapons and ultimately having them destroyed by the international community.
VOICE: Syria would still have a declared chemical weapons stockpile. Right now they don't. Right now Bashar al-Assad does not have declared chemical weapons stockpile. And we removed that declared chemical weapons stockpile. And we destroyed that declared chemical weapons stockpile, which means that Bashar al-Assad can't use those chemical weapons against his own people.
GLENN: Except he just did. That's the only problem with that.
STU: Washington Free Beacon putting that together. That's great.
GLENN: By the way -- Washington Free Beacon is good. By the way, the reason why the White House went on that, hey, there's no more chemical weapons press junket is because this is the country he drew the line in the sand. And he said, "There's a red line. And you don't cross that red line." And then they crossed that red line. And we did nothing.
PAT: Well, we drew another red line. And if they cross that one, we'll draw a third red line. And then if that -- if they cross that line, we'll draw another one. As many as it takes.
STU: The plan is to draw more red lines when they cross the previous red lines?
PAT: That's the current plan right now. And to get them to remove all the chemical weapons.
GLENN: So here's the thing. The reason why I'm bringing this up is -- I don't really care whose fault it is. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter to my children or your children or the children in Syria whose fault it is. But I will tell you, the revisionist history does matter.
I'm not looked to place blame because it doesn't matter. It's what we're dealing with today. But the revisionist history has got to stop. This is not Donald Trump -- I am not a fan of Donald Trump. I don't know if you've caught that. This is not Donald Trump's fault.
PAT: My gosh. He just got into office.
GLENN: Right. This is the fault of the past administration, saying we draw a bright red line and then doing nothing about it. And then lying about the chemical weapons, period. That's what it is.
Oh, and, by the way, I could also throw a bone to the media for covering for them. For not holding the president's feet to the fire. You would have never done that -- where -- where are the investigations going to go? Where are we going for to hear -- when are we going to hear from the media and the left about chemical weapons in Syria? Because the exact opposite happened. We went to war because of chemical weapons in Iraq. And there were no chemical weapons. Uh-huh.
How about this one? The administration said there were no chemical -- we got rid of them all. And you all carried water for them. We got rid of them all. And we got to pat ourselves on the back, and you did the patting. And now people died.
Bush lied, people died. Obama lied, people died. Are we going to hear that? No. Why? Because the media has no intellectual honesty. And don't pat yourself on the back, people on the right, because, quite honestly, the right has no intellectual honesty either. It's the same story, different side.
Now, what are we going to do about it? Right now, they're deciding what we're going to do about it. And higher on that scale is North Korea.
President -- is it Xi? Is that how you say his name?
GLENN: Xi. I like to call him -- President Xi. I like to call him President 11, from China is meeting in the White House today. And this is their number one priority, to talk about what's going to happen with North Korea. I am not one to say, hey, we just sit around and see what happens with a guy who is crazy and has nuclear missiles. He now has solid fuel boosters. So we can no longer tell when they're fueling up for a missile. It's solid fuel. The door opens, and it's launched.
Now, I don't think he can make it to the United States, but he might. He could at least make it to Hawaii. I know. But why would an Asian nation ever attack Hawaii?
GLENN: Ever attack Hawaii.
STU: Why would they do that?
PAT: It's ridiculous.
STU: It's just a beautiful vacation location.
GLENN: It's not like a world war would ever really just start --
PAT: It's paradise. You never attack paradise.
STU: Well, that's what we were saying, if you want to make everybody safe, let's put like a bunch of our resources like in one harbor there.
PAT: Like all the ships we have in the Pacific. Put them in Hawaii.
STU: Yes! We'll store them all there where they're going to attack, and everything will be fine.
GLENN: Right. Right. So if they could at least hit Hawaii, they could hit Japan. They could hit South Korea.
PAT: South Korea for sure.
GLENN: And that starts a global war. Now, what are we going to do about it? I had a briefing from a guy who just left the CIA, I don't know, about six months ago.
And -- and he tried to convince me that things were far worse in the world than even I think, and he's a fan of the show. And I'm like, no, I don't think -- and he said, no, I listen to you, Glenn. It's much worse than you think. And I said, that's not good. That's not good. And I brought up North Korea. And I said, "What do we do?" And he said, "We're out of options. We're completely out of options." He said, "The problem is, is this guy is truly crazy."
PAT: Yeah, that's what that defector just said. High-level defector.
GLENN: It's not like, oh, Osama bin Laden, he's crazy. No, he wasn't crazy. He was very, very smart and well thought out. We just disagreed with him.
GLENN: He was just on the dark side, if you will.
GLENN: This guy is crazy. He believes that he can actually win a war against the United States of America. And he will launch. And he said, so that leaves us with what option? He said, "We can't negotiate anymore. There's no negotiation." He said, "There's nobody that we can reach out to because he kills everybody who disagrees with him."
PAT: I've been saying preemptive strike for a while. And maybe that's what you have to do.
GLENN: I don't know. I don't know.
PAT: You can't allow the guy to just continue to threaten us and do nothing.
GLENN: Do we we not have a patriot missile system that we could put for a -- I know rockets, you know, ICBMs. You don't want to miss.
PAT: I don't know that we have anything in place on the mainland, do we? We certainly give them to Israel. I don't know if we --
GLENN: Don't we have something in South Korea? Don't we have something that we can put on a ship that can intercept a missile?
I don't want to do a first strike. I just don't want to do a first strike. I don't -- quite honestly, congratulations, I don't want to put this president in charge of war.
PAT: I know. That's hard.
GLENN: I don't want him in charge of war. If it comes, it comes. Let's not hasten anything.
STU: We saw this in the documentary, Superman: For The Quest For Peace, where we do obviously have at least that one weapon. Superman, to stop any nuclear launch. If he doesn't show up at the right time --
GLENN: Can you write this down, meeting today --
STU: For example, there's this reporter that they're never at the same place at the same time. And if he's in the middle of a story, can we get Superman to stop these missiles? We don't know. I mean, has Bannon addressed that? No.
GLENN: Could we just -- do me a favor, write this down for a meeting today. I think you guys misunderstand the difference between -- just put, define documentary. And I'll remember that.