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Glenn Beck Confesses: Wrong about Iraq War, but Right about Caliphate Threat

Posted: June 22, 2014 at 10:20 am   /   by

Caliphate1Three years ago, Glenn Beck was mocked for his now-proven-correct prediction that radical Islamists are hell-bent on creating a world-wide Islamic Caliphate, converting or murdering all non-believers.

In the short video below, clips from 2011 with Chris Matthews, David Brooks, John King, and Eugene Robinson are presented where they mock both Beck and the notion of a Caliphate. Now, even the New York Times has come around. It seems Beck was right.

However, in this video, Beck also confesses to having been wrong about US goal of bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq in the aftermath of the war. After $2 Trillion and thousands of American lives lost, when it came time to defend their freedom and their republic, the Iraqis dropped their weapons and ran, despite being well-equipped and outnumbering their attackers more by than 10 to 1.

No more, says Beck, no more. If the Iraqis want freedom for themselves and their children, equal rights for women, and a rule-by-law republic rather than a theocratic dictatorship, they’ll have to win it for themselves, just as many US Liberals and Progressives have always said they must. The US cannot win and maintain that for them.

The clip below is from Fox News’ “Kelly File”, June 18, 2014


See also the clip below from the New York Times.

Now that the wake-up call has been issued about the Caliphate-seeking militant Islamists, will Matthews, Brooks, and Robinson continue to mock the notion of a Caliphate? Will they begin to think for themselves and at long last try to behave like the ethical journalists? Or will they simply wait to be issued the next set of talking points, via the New York Times editorial page, from the extremist liberal/progressive wing of the Democrat Party?

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
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Glenn Beck Confesses: Wrong about Iraq War, but Right about Caliphate Threat