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?

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a transgender activist called for a "Supreme Court Assassination Challenge" on Twitter, according to screenshots captured of the now-deleted tweet.

Activist Eli Erlick, a founding member of Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) and creator of the controversial "gender identity" teaching tool for children called the "Gender Unicorn," tweeted and later deleted the disturbing remark on Friday, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) also caught a screenshot of the tweet before it was deleted.

"The unhinged radical left is calling for the assassination of our Supreme Court Justices. That's not the way to disagree with a decision in America. It is unacceptable, and Biden’s DOJ must immediately act," Blackburn responded on Twitter.

Erlich then tried to play off her call to assassinate Supreme Court justices as a hilarious joke only Gen Z and Millennials would understand, apparently not understanding the seriousness of the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just three weeks ago.

Erlick isn't the only Left-winger to make incendiary calls since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. Here are just a few examples:

  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called on people to “defy" the Supreme Court.
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called for people to get “into the streets” alongside radical communist leader who wants to 'overthrow' the American system.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) yelled "F*** Clarence Thomas" on a public stage for all to see and hear.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested that Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh lied to Congress.
  • And of course, "TheView" host Whoopi Goldberg issued a disgusting racist threat toward Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program, BlazeTV hosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere took a look at these and other stunning examples of leftist lunacy over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Many members of the far-left already are calling for a ‘Night of Rage’ after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the White House has been discussing plans to defy the ruling too. In fact, one idea floated by Biden Administration officials, according to the New York Times, includes providing abortions on military bases. So, will America experience another summer of riots? Are YOUR taxpayer dollars at risk? And what does this mean for deep-blue states? Josh Hammer, legal expert and opinion editor for Newsweek, joins Glenn to discuss what may come next...

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GLENN: Josh Hammer, he's the opinion editor of Newsweek. He's the host of the Josh Hammer show. He is really quite brilliant. One of the leading minds in the conservative movement, I think. Josh Hammer joins us now.

To tell us, what did you find in this decision?

JOSH: Glenn, great to be back with you, on such a momentous, and really such an emotional day, honestly. So, you know, look, as you said, this dropped recently. Funny enough, I was in the middle of getting a guest lecture from an organization on the advisory board as to when it drops. So I barely had any time to kind of skim through, let alone guess the concerning dissenting opinions. But it looks like this looks very similar, to the draft opinion that was leaked, by the Politico story, a month and a half ago, in early May. And I think those of us who were praying that the five justices from this leaked draft opinion, would have the fortitude to stiffen their spines against this unprecedented assault. Now knows that our prayers were answered, Glenn. That's really my takeaway right now.

This looks a lot like the leaked opinion. Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh have some reconcurring opinions.

But unbelievable. And really just holding aside the constitutional law stuff for a second hear. Just speaking as pro-lifers, on a day like today, I think we really just need to pause. And I tweeted this out earlier. We need to just be grateful for our half century of pro-life activist forbearers. You know, this -- Glenn, this issue could have gone away after 1973. That was a long time ago. 1973. I mean, this issue could have just gone away. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the pro-life moral activist. Political activist. And, of course, yes. Legal activist. Who fought day in and day out, that makes sure this great injustice stayed front and center of our national, political conscience. And in many days, the culmination of a half century of fighting for truth and justice. But in many ways, it's also a new beginning for the pro-life fight as well, interestingly.

STU: How do you mean a new beginning for the fight? I just it's going to turn, I think we're going to see abortion turn even darker in those states that allow it. Is that -- is that what you're meaning by this?

JOSH: Well, look, for a half century now, Roe vs. Wade, and its project any, specifically, the Planned Parenthood versus Casey case of 1992.

They took away from the states obviously. They arrogated authority away from the states, the ability to attempt to nationally codify one view of the morality of abortion.

It happened to be a profoundly immoral view. So these -- the fight now shifts to the states. And the pro-life activists. And all the 50 states. Especially, obviously in red states. Purple states. I mean, admittedly some blue states like New York and California, probably won't be able to touch them there.

But we have to make sure that our side is well positioned in the state Capitols for every red, purplish, probably even light blue state, to make sure we fight for successful, cogent, and morally consistent pro-life legislation. The state of Oklahoma, actually, just north of Texas. Right where you are now, Glenn. They have been leading on this actually. Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law, a fantastic pro-life bill there in Oklahoma. A few weeks ago. Maybe a month ago or so at this point, that basically just bans abortion straightforward from conception. And there are some -- you know, obviously, likable the mother. So forth. But we really need to start thinking about trying to craft legislation now, at the state level. But to your point, I do fear that the blue states will only double down in their radicalism. Unfortunately within that will only lead to an ever greater divide, in our country, that we have today. But obviously, at the end of the day. We're going to save at the end of the day, millions and millions of unborn children. We are going to save human beings who can grow up to cure cancer, who can win Nobel prices.

I mean, this is just a tremendous win for the human species. I don't know how to say it other than that.

GLENN: I will tell you, I saw the stat, that I think it was last year or the year before. 20 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion. 20 percent.

JOSH: Wow.

GLENN: That is -- that is a shocking number. And we do have our -- our work cut out for us. Because I -- I think that these states are going to double down. But I think, you know -- God doesn't waste anything. You know, there is no waste with God. Even the -- even the worst things that could possibly happen, turn out to be something good. You know what I mean? You're like, holy cow, how did that just happen.

And I think that evil is going to fully come unmasked. I'm telling you, Josh. I don't know how you feel about this. I think this could be the day of America's Kristallnacht. I can see these pro-life centers being burned to the ground today. They're calling for a night of rage around the country. I think evil is going to show itself. And that will scare the American people, hopefully.

JOSH: You know, I've been thinking about this a lot this week, actually. Because I've been bracing for a new kind of George Floyd summer of love, happening this summer. Coming to a city or suburb near you. Unfortunately, myself. Look, I live in Florida. I know, Glenn, you live in Texas. It is in moments like this, where I do think that where you live matters. And who your mayor is. Who your governor is, matters.

Because law and order and rioting and anarchy is not really a federal issue. It is to a limited extent. June 2020, Tom Cotton wrote this op-ed that was pretty controversial at the time.

I happen to agree with it. Where he said, quote, unquote, send in the troops. And there is some federal legislation from the reconstruction era that would justify that.

But most kind of quelling and quashing of anarchy does happen. Constitutionally speaking, at the state and local level. So at a moment like this, where I fear that you're probably not wrong. I take some solace. That Governor DeSantis is my governor. I think Texans should take some solace, that they are represented by -- by a Republican governor. The legislature there as well. So I -- I fear that you are right. I pray obviously, that no one -- it's hard.

I fear that it's something -- that something bad is happening. At the end of the day, of course. It does not mean that justices cannot do what they are supposed to do. So thank God they did that.

GLENN: So, Josh, have you looked into what the White House has been saying? The White House yesterday. In fact, do we have a clip of -- of this?

What the White House said yesterday, about the guns. And then they were turned to the -- the Scott us ruling, for Roe vs. Wade. Do we have that, please?

JOSH: Will the president accept this decision, even if he disagrees with it?

VOICE: I think it's going to come from the Supreme Court. So it's a decision we certainly are going to respond to. I'll leave it at that. Just like any other Supreme Court decision. Just like the one they did today on guns.

GLENN: So the White House won't say that they're going to accept it.

Which I don't think they will. They're talking now about taking doctors and moving them into places like Oklahoma or Texas, where abortions will be outlawed. And putting doctors on our military bases to perform abortions.

I mean, where does this go, when you have a government, that is in defiance of -- of one branch of the government?

JOSH: So there's a lot to unpack here. So we should start from first principles. The idea of judicial supremacy, and this is a peculiar thing, to say on a day like today, where such a pro-life victory has happened in Italy. But if we're going to be consistent here, the idea of judicial supremacy. The idea that the justices, have the sole and exclusive ability to interpret the Constitution for themselves. And no other Constitutional actor, in article one or article two, let alone the state. Has the ability to tentatively interpret it. That is erroneous. In fact, actually it was really Abraham Lincoln actually, who in the Dred Scott case, famously opposed judicial supremacy and flouted the Dred Scott ruling, at least as it pertains to everybody other than Dred Scott himself. I have actually argued, a former legal scholarship, in a law review article actually, that the Laconian view of how each branch of government should interpret the Constitution for itself, is correct.

Having said that. Having said that, there is a thing called prudence. And there is a thing called comedy. And in a moment like today, when it really does look like -- and I agree with you, that we are now bracing for riots through the streets. When the political rhetoric is at DEFCON one. When people are trying to assassinate Supreme Court justices. I think it would be -- at its bare minimum, a profoundly imprudent act. For the Biden administration, to try to undermine this ruling.

Now, what they might do, is they might try to kind of issue some kind of executive orders, or issue some regulations, that might try to kind of undermine it, at the edges here. But at the end of the day, the idea that this returns to the state. There's not really a whole lot they can do about that. Basically, at this point, throughout the country. Kentucky within West Virginia. Kansas. Whatever. If they want to go ahead and ban abortion, what can the Biden administration literally do about that? I mean, short of sending in the National Guard, to protect Planned Parenthood, if the state legislature of Kentucky goes ahead and bans it. There's not a whole lot they can do. And it's very difficult to envision a world, in which the Biden administration literally sends in troops to red states, to protect Planned Parenthood, if that state legislature goes ahead and bans it. So for practically speaking. This is a lot of tough talk and rhetoric. Obviously the campaign here in 2022. There's not really a whole lot that practically speaking, they can do to actually prevent red and purple states from enacting pro-life legislation.

GLENN: I'm glad to -- I'm glad to hear that. I know that they have been working on things. I mean, he has said, you know, there's executive orders, that I can employ. There are things that I can do. He's talked about a national public health emergency. Which I think is just -- is crazy. But I would hope, that the president would come out and say, we strongly disagree with this. And you're right. The court is not the end all. But the court did not end abortion. It just said, the people should decide. I think that's the best kind of court ruling, on any of it. The people should decide what this is. And send it back to the states. Josh, I thank you very much. Appreciate your time. Was there -- there was another ruling, that came out today. Was it important?

JOSH: Oh, no. In comparison to this. A total nothing burger. A 5-4 decision on Medicare reimbursement related. So nothing, honestly.

GLENN: Great. Thank you very much. Appreciate it, Josh. Josh Hammer, opinion editor for Newsweek. And the host of the Josh Hammer show.

GLENN: There are two things trending on twitter right now.

Number one is praise God.

Number two trend is Night of Rage.

Good verses evil.

Build up or tear down.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

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I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

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