Someone mark it on the calendar. Glenn Beck admitted that the left was correct when we said that going to war in Iraq was wrong.
Beck, sounding almost rational, began his show with a monologue about the ways that he thinks the left and the right can come together and “heal” the country. He listed the Veterans Affairs Department scandal and the fight against the Common Core standards as some ways that the left and the right can unite, but Beck asserts that another possible way the left and the right can come together is to recognize the disaster that resulted from the 2003 actions in Iraq. While Beck initially supported them, Beck now claims to regret that.
Then, shockingly, he admitted:
“From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn’t. At the time I believed that the United States was under threat from Saddam Hussein. I really truly believed that Saddam Hussein was funding terrorists. We knew that. He was funding the terrorists in Hamas. We knew that he was giving money. We could track that. We knew he hated us. We knew that without a shadow of a doubt. It wasn’t much or a stretch to believe that he would fund a terror strike against us, especially since he would say that. So I took him at his word.
[…] Now, in spite of the things I felt at the time when we went into war, liberals said: We shouldn’t get involved. We shouldn’t nation-build. And there was no indication the people of Iraq had the will to be free. I thought that was insulting at the time. Everybody wants to be free. They said we couldn’t force freedom on people. Let me lead with my mistakes. You are right. Liberals, you were right. We shouldn’t have.”
Beck declared that “You cannot force democracy on the Iraqis or anybody else,” and that “If people vote for Sharia Law, they vote for Sharia Law.”
“I have more of a chance of hacking off my loyal listeners and audience by saying this. but so be it: Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not one more Marine, not one more arm or leg or eye. Not one more.”
To conclude, Beck admonished the Republicans for not listening to their non-interventionist instincts and said “this has to become about the principles because in the principles we all agree,” he concluded. “Enough is enough. Bring them home, period.”
You can watch the video below, from The Blaze: