Glenn Beck: Doing the honorable thing


Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan spills the beans about the Bush administration... and you can read all about it in his new book which retails for just $27.95!

GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. You know what kills me is this Scott McClellan story. Scott McClellan, former White House press secretary, sucked. Just the worst. He was fired, let go and -- hey, Scott, you did a fantastic job. Could we go to Tony Snow in here, please? Can we get anybody that can -- so Scott McClellan leaves. Now he's come out with a new book. Oh, he's come out with a new book. So we can totally trust him now because now he's just making money.

He writes that President Bush veered terribly off course, was not open and forthright on Iraq and took a permanent campaign approach to governing at the expense of candor and competence. Really? I find that amazing because this is the guy who spoke for the President. He said President Bush manipulated sources of public opinion and downplayed the major reasons for going to war.

What do you mean that the President did that? You did that. You did -- if he is doing it, you're doing it with him. You know, I have a ton of respect for anybody who quits their job. Anybody who says, you know what, no, I can't do this, and you walk away from your job because your values dictate that. I don't really put a lot of stock in anybody who says anything about, can you imagine? Think of this. That the President was misleading, that this was a propaganda war. You know, it's one thing to say no war for oil. I contend that when the oil wars actually begin, you are not going to hear that phrase anymore. Those bumper stickers are going to be like, what, are you crazy? There will be wars for oil. This one was and wasn't. It was about changing the face of the Middle East. It was about changing and planting democracy in there so you could stabilize the region. Whether or not that will work will be debated for the next 50, 60, 100 years. Now, maybe it works, maybe it doesn't. So is it war for oil? Well, yeah, if it's democratized, if it's a culture that we somewhat recognize.

You know, if they're not, if it's a culture where they are not cutting off the hands of people with cartoon swords, then you know what? Probably good for oil prices. Maybe it's just me. I don't want to go to war for oil. I wouldn't have gone to war for oil. You would have had to make that case to me. But I don't think I would have gone to war for oil, yet.

Now here's the interesting thing. If I'm working for the President -- just ask yourself this question. If I'm working for the President of the United States and the President of the United States I know is lying to the American people and because of his lies American soldiers are going to die, innocent people in Iraq are going to die, do you continue to speak for the President and then wait for your book to come out? He was -- Scott McClellan was there for two years after the war started.

Stu, would you do that?

STU: No, of course not.

GLENN: Dan, do you do that?

DAN: No, no way.

GLENN: No way. No way. Could you even sleep at night if you did that? There's no way I could sleep at night. I have a responsibility. If I'm in the White House, I mean, honestly I used to tear up just looking at the White House, just going there and thinking about our amazing history. Just standing on the other side of the wrought iron gates and looking at it, it should be an awesome experience. To actually work there? It is the people's house, not the President. It is the people's. And you are put in charge of that house. You are there to protect the people while you are there. And if you think the President of the United States is lying and he is putting people in harm's way, I'm sorry. Mr. President, I'm sorry. I don't care how good you think your reasons are. You've got to come clean. If those reasons are that good, come clean with the American people. If that's really what you believe, then make the case to the American people, but I can't sleep at night lying to the American people for you.

Scott McClellan, I know he is being touted by MSNBC today, of course the extreme left, touted by MSNBC as, oh, this guy, he's a hero. Remember he was a scumbag when he was in the administration but now that he's out and he tells the story that they like, he's some sort of great guy. He suddenly has credibility. The guy has destroyed his credibility. You know when the guy would have been a great guy? You know when the guy would have had tons of credibility? The first day he thought, my gosh, the President is lying to the American people. I'd give -- I'd even give him a month to mill it over: You know, wait a minute, what do I do? Can I? Do I do this? Is this right? Do I -- how is it -- I mean, is it -- maybe I'll give him a month. But not two years. I'm sorry. He was there for three years. Yeah. He started as press secretary after the war started. He started -- he worked there for three years. Now, don't get me wrong. It's only three years. It took Obama 20 to figure out who his pastor was. But this guy, I'm sorry, a dirtbag. Dirtbag. You know what? See if we can get Scott McClellan on the TV show.

STU: Well, you calling him a dirtbag is probably going to help.

GLENN: I'd rather do it to his face. Rather do it to his face. Explain this to me, Scott. Explain it to me. If you really felt this way, why did you wait for the book deal? If you really felt this way, why didn't you quit? Maybe he has a good answer. I'm not going to buy his book and read it. Now, if he gets on the TV show and I believe his answer: Glenn, I couldn't bylaws of blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, it still doesn't explain why you waited for the book deal. Oh, I'm so sick of these people, so sick of these people.

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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