Beck: "We went into Iraq three years ago to prevent World War III"What a smarmy self-righteous asshole...where to begin in taking this jackass down a few notches.
Summary: CNN host Glenn Beck declared that the reason the Bush administration stated for invading Iraq in 2003 -- that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction -- was "just gravy" and that the "real objective" was "to prevent World War III ... to prevent the evil Iranian ideology from spreading across the region."
OK, let's see...we invade IraQ in order to stop IraN from starting World War III. Iran, which hated Saddam Hussein because, you know, he actually used (US-supplied) WMDs against Iran in their long drawn out war (thus deplting them for any pondered war against us...). So we punished the victim, in effect, by invading the wrong country (or as Jon Stewart likes to put it...."Hey, we were only off by one letter!")
Plus, there's this little trope running around the right wing blogosphere....
Gingrich says it's World War IIISo basically, Glenn, you're admitting we fucked up, aintcha?
Posted by David Postman at 12:54 PM
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says America is in World War III and President Bush should say so. In an interview in Bellevue this morning Gingrich said Bush should call a joint session of Congress the first week of September and talk about global military conflicts in much starker terms than have been heard from the president.
Anytime you need a reality check, son, I'd be willing...nay, I'd be licking my fucking lips!...to come on your show and give you a history lesson!
In fact, I may not wait for the invitation. I may just force my way into the studio. It could only help your ratings, which I understand linger somewhere south of reruns of "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood," but north of "Scarborough Country".