Pelosi: Iraq is a failure

GLENN: You know, I can't take another person telling me how horrible things are going and how we failed in Iraq, how the war is lost but the troops are successful. In what? In what? Getting dressed every morning? Catching their plane? Getting over there? Surviving the insanity that is Washington? What exactly have they succeeded in if the war is a failure, if the surge has not worked? I can't take it anymore. Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have done nothing.


 


 Did you see the quote from George Clooney on Darfur? I actually, I cheered. I cheered for George Clooney, and I never thought I would do that. George Clooney was chastising the UN on Darfur. He said either give the UN troops the equipment that they need to protect the citizens and themselves or have the decency to pull them home.


 


Now, does anybody question that George Clooney wants to solve Darfur? Is there any question that he cares about the people of Darfur? I believe George Clooney actually cares about the people of Darfur. Where he goes wrong is he trusts the United Nations. He thinks, in all of these globalists, a lot of them are sitting in congress and are running for President now, they think the solutions are going to come from the United Nations. The problems, a lot of them, are coming from the United Nations. Certainly the solutions are not. And that's what conservatives -- that's what I've been saying on the war. Fight it with everything you've got. Give them and the people of Iraq a fighting chance or pull them home. Have the common decency to pull them home. The Democrats have done nothing, nothing but how many troops are being killed day after day after day. Before the surge happened, oh, my gosh. Here's another one. Look, why can't we show the picture of this dead marine? They did everything they could to play up the number of dead. They did everything they could do to play down or completely ignore the things like Iraq's first elections, the Constitution, the line at the voting booths. Instead all we got to hear from Democrats was the latest death count. The media made huge deals out of the numbers hitting 500, then it was 1,000, as if 999 was less important than 1,000. But 1,000 is a milestone! Then when the death count started going down, that wasn't the story. Where is that? Do you see that? Democrats shifted their rhetoric to no political progress in Iraq.


 


 I've seen Election '08 stories now saying Republicans must paint Democrats as defeatists in order to have a chance in November. Is painting them as defeatists, isn't that the truth? You don't have to paint them as defeatists. Just tell them -- use their own words. How will America hold its head up? By pulling out of Iraq in 60 days. Will we be applauding President Obama while Iraq falls back into the hands of not terrorists but extremists? Will we really, ladies, be able to hold our head up and say, look at that? President Obama, President Clinton. Look how great this is. Look at how many women are now living under Sharia law, and we helped it happen. This is why congress and the President are at all-time lows, both of them, because they've allowed something as important to our country as war to become a political issue. It's not a political issue. It wasn't for me. Was it for you? I don't care if you're a liberal, a Democrat, a conservative or a Republican. Was it really a political issue? They've maybe been to something that -- it's almost like these guys don't really, really care. They just want to squeeze the most political gain out of it. The surge hasn't worked? What is your evidence that the surge hasn't worked? Even if you're against war, once it starts, shouldn't you be for winning it? Get over your sour grapes about losing to George W. Bush. Wake up! He's not running anymore. And a lot of us are saying, thank goodness he's not running anymore. Until we see the clowns that are replacing him.


 


You need to wake up. We're about to do the same thing all over again. This wouldn't be the first time that we've pulled out of Iraq. Remember the first Gulf War when we encouraged the people out of Iraq to rise up and take down Saddam? They wanted freedom. They could taste it. So they listened. We won their hearts and minds. They rose up. When we left, they got slaughtered. Remember the mass graves that we found in Iraq? Yeah, those mass graves, that was them. Those are the one that stood up after we told them and then George Bush did nothing because it wasn't politically expedient.


 


Now Nancy Pelosi's failure that is Iraq, we find this letter from Al-Qaeda. In this letter from Al-Qaeda, their leaders admit, and I quote, we are in crisis, there is panic and fear and an unwillingness to fight.


 


Well, what is causing the unwillingness to fight? Well, a big part of it is something called CLCs. CLCs. Have you read about that anywhere? Have you heard about that anywhere? Has Nancy Pelosi talked about just our failure or has she mentioned the CLCs? The media is doing everything they can to ignore CLCs. I'll try to explain what they are. They are groups called concerned local citizens. They are people, Iraqis, who live in Iraq who are fed up with Al-Qaeda. They are fed up with anything but freedom and they're growing in numbers every single day. It is becoming more and more difficult for the terrorists to blend in because the CLCs, the concerned local citizens on the ground are ratting them out. We are starting to win the philosophical argument. We are winning the hearts and minds of ordinary Iraqis. We already had them but they didn't trust us. They were afraid we were going to pull out. The hearts and minds that needed to be won over because of the fresh memory of the last time we told them to rise up. They were slaughtered. Now they are starting to rise up. Finally that we have the troops there and we're holding and we're clearing. Now the CLCs, the concerned local citizens, the average person on the street that doesn't trust their government just like we don't trust our government, they are taking it into their own hands and they are looking to the only person that -- you know what, I've got to tell you. The only person that draws a federal paycheck that I trust. They look to the same person, the troop, the U.S. soldier. They don't look into our politicians. They don't trust our politicians. They don't trust their politicians. Why? Because they're corrupt. So the CLCs are looking to the U.S. Marine. They are looking to the Army. They are looking to the Rangers. They are looking at anybody with an American flag on their shoulder and saying over there, there's a bad guy over there. That's progress. That's success. And guess what happens when we pull out of Iraq? How do you think those CLCs are going to feel? Where do you think those CLCs are going to be found? The terrorists begin their romp through the country. They become revitalized with our departure and start making mass graves filled with CLCs that were trying to help? Democrats talk about how George W. Bush has ruined the credibility of the United States overseas. I'm not a credibility expert but I am a thinker. If you cut and run, if you leave these people out who are growing in numbers, we lose a lot more than our credibility in Iraq. We're going to lose countless, nameless, faceless heroes in Iraq who are helping rout out terrorists. I wonder if Nancy Pelosi, when they start burying these people by the thousands will deem that a failure by the United States. I wonder if George Clooney might just pick up the phones once instead of talking to the United Nations, would just pick up the phone to Nancy Pelosi and say, have the decency, Nancy Pelosi, to give them everything they've got to protect the citizens and themselves or have the decency to pull them home. She only wants to do one side because that's really what's popular.


 


Meanwhile over in London, the archbishop of Canterbury has said it's now inevitable that the U.K. will have Sharia law. But he said not to worry, it won't be the beheading kind of Sharia law, yeah. It will just be the marriage Sharia law. It will just be the financial Sharia law. It will just be what happens in the homes Sharia law. I don't know how he counts honor killings out of that kind of Sharia law, but he says it's inevitable because they already overlook polygamy. They already overlook divorces when a man can say, I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you. It's inevitable now according to the archbishop of Canterbury, and he doesn't necessarily think it's a bad thing because be-headings won't follow for sure. He now says that Sharia law is inevitable.


 


By the way, I would invite the archbishop of Canterbury to stop reading the tales and maybe start reading the history of the Sudan. That was a country that said Sharia law is inevitable. But don't worry. It will only be the veils, it will only be the financial part. It won't be the be-headings, the exact same story. But just like -- you know what, it kills me. Hollywood people and all these liberals, all these just great thinkers, they don't understand that history repeats itself almost exactly over and over and over again. Yet why should we expect them to understand that? Because we're the ones that go to Hollywood movies and we say, why can't they come up with a new story? This is exact same movie that they made four years ago. They don't even recognize that they can't make a new story! They can't recognize themselves that there are only like four movies that have ever been made, and half of them star Gene Hackman and the other half star Bruce Willis. They don't understand that they are making the same damn story over and over again. So why would they think that history repeats itself?

William "Bill" Kelly is 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon. He lived through the Great Depression.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II. And now he has just fought the coronavirus -- and won.

Bill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to share his experience and a hopeful message about why the younger generations can overcome this crisis.

"I want to tell the people, it wasn't pleasant, but on the other hand, you know, if you do what you're supposed to do, and you have some loved ones around you, and do a lot of praying, why, you'll come through okay. We [American's] have been through a lot. We've been through Pearl Harbor. We've been through the Great Depression, and who knows what else. We're tough. We'll get through it. Hang in there," Bill said.

"You know, it's just -- it's in our American blood," he added. "We're that type of people. We take care of each other, and we are not going to break down. We're going to make it through, every time. Every time."

"There are people that don't think we are those people anymore. That it was the greatest generation -- your generation -- that did it, but now we're not the same people. Do you agree with that? Glenn asked.

"No," asserted Bill. "And the reason I say that is because I remember when I was a young kid, you know, and people, the older people, said 'all those young kids are soft' ... but when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor -- sneak attack, you know -- it's surprising how those so-called goofy kids turned into mighty fine fighting people. And they're very loyal. I have lots of faith in them ... no, I don't have any problems with this new generation. They'll take care of us. We're Americans."

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 950,638 (up from 872,891 Yesterday)
  • Total Deaths Worldwide: 48,289 (up from 43,271 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 202,631 (up from 184,588 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 215,344 Confirmed Cases and 5,112 Deaths, up from 188,592 cases and 4,056 deaths yesterday
  • COVID-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, behind Heart Disease and Cancer (based on daily fatalities per 1,000 people)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 115,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 13,155 officially dead)
  • US is 25th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 651 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,583 Cases per 1 Million people.
  • US is 23rd in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 15 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 218 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 5,112 Dead vs 8,878 Recovered and 5,075 in Critical Condition
  • The US currently has 201,354 Active Cases of COVID-19, with still less than 1% of the total US population tested.
  • 17% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
COVID-19 Now Killing Victims Who Don't Have COVID-19 https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-nyc-emts-stop-taking-cardiac-arrest-patients-to-hospitals/
  • EMTs in New York have been given a directive not to transport heart-attack victims to hospitals if they cannot be revived at the scene.
  • Prior cardiac arrest victims would have been transported to hospitals for further life-saving procedures, but with hospitals being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, heart attack victims are solely in the hands of local EMTs. If EMTs cannot restore a pulse at the scene, victims are to be left there to die.
  • "Artificial ventilation and/or compressions must not be delayed," the memo states, adding that chest "compressions must begin as soon as it is determined the patient does not have a pulse."
  • But the guidelines change if the patient cannot be revived before arriving at a hospital.
  • "In the event a resuscitation is terminated, and the body is in public view, the body can be left in the custody of the NYPD."
China Lied, People Died Trending on Social Media https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says
  • US Intelligence Services has concluded what the Internet has known since January: The Chinese Communist Party lied about total infected and total deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • Citing a report provided to the White House last week, officials confirmed that US Intelligence concludes 'gross' underreporting of total cases and total deaths, especially from Hubei Province.
  • Many have speculated that numbers coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and other totalitarian countries have been dramatically underreported, by as much as a factor of 10 according to official British Intelligence reports.
  • The early misrepresentation of data by the CCP may have lead some Western Politicians and epidemiologists to underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19 and delayed response in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
  • Though why anybody would have believed anything the Chinese Communist Party had to say remains an open question...
Italy's Death Toll Far Higher Than Reported https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-coronavirus-death-toll-is-far-higher-than-reported/ar-BB122vvc
  • In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March. None of the 24 people who died there were tested for the new coronavirus. Nor were the 38 people who died in another nursing home in the nearby town of Lodi.
  • These aren't isolated incidents. Italy's official death toll from the virus stands at 13,155, the most of any country in the world. But that number tells only part of the story because many people who die from the virus don't make it to the hospital and are never tested, therefore they aren't included in official numbers.
  • "They were all sick, they all had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing," stated a nurse from one of the nursing homes. "We had no ambulance to get them to Milan."
  • In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic's human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate.
  • As stretched and sometimes overwhelmed hospitals fight to save their patients, many other people die unseen and uncounted, including elderly people in out-of-the-way locations.
  • In addition, the health-care crisis can lead to a surge of deaths from other causes that would normally be treatable.
  • "There are many more dead from the virus than are officially declared... People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited," Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, says of deaths caused by the virus.
More Numbers Hard to Trust as Bodies Left On The Streets in Ecuador https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3078077/coronavirus-bodies-are-being-left-streets-ecuador
  • Coronavirus: bodies are being left on the streets in Ecuador.
  • 'They fall in front of hospitals or in back street alleys, or in small villages…no one wants to recover them,' says the mayor of Ecuador's largest city.
  • The army is placing unclaimed bodies in refrigerated cargo containers at the port while authorities pursue plans for a new cemetery.
  • The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador.
  • Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed in hospitals and clinics that have been overwhelmed by infections. The city morgue is full.
  • The majority of the dead are believed to be victims of the virus, but nobody can say for sure how many. There has been little testing.
  • The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths - 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. But municipal officials there said they have recovered at least 400 bodies in the last 3 days.
  • Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has also tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.
  • "They're leaving them in the villages, they are stacked in front of hospitals," she said in a Twitter video message to residents late last week.
  • Many local villages in Ecuador are simply burying the dead in unmarked graves, which will make official counting of COVID-19 victims impossible in the weeks ahead.
50% of Viral Spread Comes from People With No Symptoms https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html
  • Researchers in Iceland have confirmed earlier reports from Hong Kong that a significant amount of viral spread is caused by carriers who have no symptoms.
  • In the US, Doctors at the CDC have confirmed asymptomatic spread, but estimate a number of about 25%.
  • If true, then the case for all persons to wear masks, even those who don't have symptoms, becomes much stronger.
  • To prevent further spread, the top infectious disease expert in the US says health officials are reconsidering guidance on face masks.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would "lean towards" recommending that the general public wear face masks "if we do not have the problem of taking away masks from the health care workers who need them. The public can stay home to avoid infection, but health care workers cannot," he said.
  • "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination," Fauci said.
Ship vs Train... Ship Wins https://abc7.com/usns-mercy-coronavirus-train-crash-derailment/6069395/
  • A Locomotive Engineer in Los Angeles has been charged with 1 Count of "Train Wrecking", a Class A Felony under Federal Law, after purposely derailing his freight train while attempting to sink the US Hospital ship Mercy.
  • Eduardo Moreno, 44, intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
  • Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.
  • He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."
  • Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.
Biggest Issue With COVID-19 in Malaysia: Nagging Wives https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825051317/dont-nag-your-husband-during-lock-down-malaysias-government-advises-women
  • Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting.
  • This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.
  • Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.
  • The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores.
  • Additionally, the Ministry urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.
  • After some negative response on social media, the public service messages have been removed from the Ministry's Facebook page.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell was lambasted by the left and mainstream media after he announced at a White House press briefing on Monday that his company will start making tens of thousands of masks to fight against the spread of coronavirus. Lindell also thanked God for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to turn back to God in this time of crisis.

Read the details here.

Whether it was his support for President Trump or strong religious beliefs, no one has lit up the media quite like Mike Lindell. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to talk about the president, the 'horrible, crazy media' and how he's not afraid to keep speaking out about his faith.

"I think people are going to quit being brainwashed by this horrible, crazy media -- they know who they are -- and the public is going to see the amazing job that our president is doing," Lindell said. "I've done interview after interview today. I'm taking all the bad ones on -- I think I'm going on 'The View' tomorrow I love it. I want to go right into the hurricane. Finally, I get to speak out for Jesus like I want to."

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News broke that German Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer reportedly committed suicide on Saturday due to the stress from the economic climate during the coronavirus crisis. Unfortunately, this headline may become more common place. Concerns are far beyond those of just hand washing, finding toilet paper and the latest White House briefings. There may be a secondary crisis growing — mental health and suicide.

Messages fill my inbox daily from parents worried about their teens showing signs of risk of suicidal ideation. Spouses concerned about the toil recent layoffs will have on their partners. Elderly family members are also vulnerable.

Last week, news a father of three dying by suicide made me want to scream to the world – "LISTEN!" We are losing too many of our human family. And I am afraid with COVID-19 on the scene, we are going to lose more than ever.

During the past six years — following the suicide of my 40-year-old sister — my mission has been to bring awareness and help prevent suicide. Everyone is exposed to suicide. You either struggle with depression/anxiety, you love someone that struggles, or like me, you have already lost someone to suicide. That is literally everyone on the planet. Bigger numbers than even the virus.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

So, pile on the constant stream of news, stats about COVID-19 deaths and a lock down on social distancing, even the most emotionally skilled individual may be drowning in vulnerability and at risk.

What can be done?

Social distancing, not isolation

Even though we are standing 6ft apart in the grocery stores, and no longer going to church together, humans need connection to survive.

Free communication apps like Marco Polo are a great way to not hide behind a text. Whether it is on video chat or old fashion letter writing, making connection a priority is crucial for our survival.

Emotional check-in

The new normal seems to be changing by the hour. It is hard to keep up, recalibrating with all the change. Just like the importance of taking temperature to check for virus symptoms, we need to monitor our emotional temp. Try the one word check-in, at dinner time, simply by asking, "How am I feeling today?" It can be a great barometer.

Naming our feelings keep them tamed.

It's Ok to not be Ok

It is crucial to our survival to frame this crisis with a mental health back drop. Suicide, depression and anxiety concerns should be at the top of the STAY HOME and STAY SAFE list. If you find yourself feeling helpless or having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for additional support. Therapists are using online formats to serve their clients. Call your doctor or one of the many 1-800 numbers.

No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family.

If you are reading this and struggling. Please remember, we will never be better without you. No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family. We will make it thru this COVID-19 crisis stronger and closer than before. No longer will we take hugging our neighbor for granted.

And maybe, just maybe we will someday find the vaccine that stops suicide virus from spreading.

Ganel-Lyn is a public speaker, media personality & author