The Argument Against Idiots: Iraqi War - Part Deux

How to win the argument de jour with logic and facts



 


The issue:

'Iraqi War: Part Deux'

What the liberal whiners say:

'Well, we're coming to the end of Bush's illegal war for oil. It won't be long now before we can bring our troops home, once and for all.'

'I doubt they'd even understand it...Bush has loaded down our military with a bunch of high school dropouts!'

'Oh, OK...it's just the MINORITIES then. Bush sends all the Blacks and Hispanics to Iraq so his own whitey daughters won't have to go!'

'Don't dodge the issue! You know what I mean. Minorities have NO OPPORTUNITIES in this country, so they have to join the military.'

'Right, they're just the ones doing all the DYING in Iraq!'

Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments

1. If you're insinuating that Barack Obama is going to be elected and then bring the troops home immediately, maybe it would interest you to know that Obama secretly tried to negotiate with Iraqi leader Al Malicki to WAIT until after the election to decide on any U.S. troop draw-down, apparently so that he could get credit for it. That seems like someone playing politics with our troops to me. I wonder how they'd feel about that?

2. Our troops are our best and brightest. Just over 1% of our troops lack a high school degree. In the general population with 18-24 year olds, it's 21%! Our militray is much better educated than their peers.

3. First of all, do you realize that our military is VOLUNTEER? Bush doesn't force ANYONE to join the military...thus, the word "volunteer" appears before our military.

4. Wrong again. The facts simply do not support the belief that many American soldiers volunteer because society offers them few opportunities. The average enlisted person or officer could have had lucrative career opportunities in the private sector. Also minorities are actually underrepresented in the military.

5. You're still batting ZERO. White troops have accounted for almost 70% of the deaths in Iraq. That exceeds their "active duty" percentage.

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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