Glenn Beck is off his meds again! This time it’s George W. Bush in his sights. In his explanation as to how we get into wars only when we have a progressive President he needed a way to explain Iraq and Afghanistan and so Dubya magically becomes…you guessed it, a progressive.
It must be noted that in his run up to today he started with Woodrow Wilson and WWI. Of course he neglects to mention that the war began in 1914 and Wilson managed to maintain U.S. neutrality until the Germans launched all out submarine warfare on all commercial shipping in the Atlantic in 1917.
That was not his only omission. He, of course next brings up FDR and WWII but doesn’t mention Pearl Harbor, which just may have had a little bit to do with getting us involved there. He then skips right over Korea and moves on to Lyndon Johnson and Viet Nam. That was a fiasco from the start, few from this writers generation would deny that. What he, indeed most people leave out about Viet Nam is that neither Kennedy nor Johnson sent the first troops to Viet Nam, that honor goes to Dwight Eisenhower.
This is where Glenn found himself facing a conundrum, the next wars were Afghanistan and Iraq. How to explain them? As it turns out it is very simple, as Glenn himself put it, “I know Republicans don’t like to hear this, but he was a globalist and a progressive: George W. Bush.” Voila! Mission accomplished, simply wave a magic wand and Dubya is just another progressive!
We do have to give Glenn his due on this one though, he got through the whole thing without bursting into tears. There was great sadness in his voice but he did not let the tears begin to fall, let us be thankful for small mercies.