Republicans are weak when it comes to many things. Facts, science, reality, logic and common sense being some of them. However, history continues to be one of the areas conservatives seem to struggle with most.
Glenn Beck proved this once again by publicly calling for the impeachment of President Obama after he endorsed arming certain Syrian rebels to combat Assad’s regime.
To be fair, he’s called for the removal of Republicans Lindsay Graham and John McCain as well. But his list shouldn’t stop there — people like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have also made comments where they’ve endorsed arming specific parts of the Syrian rebellion instead of using our military.
In a masterful display of his ignorance, Beck apparently lumps all parts of the Syrian rebellion into the “Islamic radicals” category. See, people like Beck seem unable to understand that being Muslim doesn’t equate to being a terrorist, therefore he simply puts them all into the same group.
What Obama has said he supports is arming specific parts of the Syrian rebellion — those not affiliated with al Qaeda — to help remove the corrupt and immoral Assad regime that currently controls Syria.
This is similar to a “proxy war.” Instead of the United States sending troops into Syria to fight Assad’s forces, they arm “third parties” to do it for them. If this all sounds familiar, it should.
It’s something similar to what President Reagan did in the 1980’s in Afghanistan to fight off the Soviet invasion. The “freedom fighters” were armed with resources we arranged for them to fight the Soviets who were looking to take over the country.
The difference is, Obama supports arming specific groups of rebels in an attempt to avoid arming terrorists. Reagan handed out weapons of war to basically any group of “freedom fighters” that opposed the Soviets.
Those “freedom fighters,” as most of us know, spawned the very same people and groups which then went on to attack us on September 11, 2001.
But despite that fact, Glenn Beck worships at the alter of Ronald Reagan.
So there’s a key difference between what Reagan did and what Obama supports. Reagan more or less, without prejudice, armed all “freedom fighters.” President Obama supports arming specific groups which are known to have no affiliation with terrorist organizations.
Am I saying Reagan should have known what those “freedom fighters” would eventually turn into? No. But he damn sure should have known that arming what equated to a bunch of war tribes in Afghanistan, then letting them run wild with these weapons as soon as the Soviets left, might cause issues later on.
So while Beck sits there and publicly calls for the impeachment of President Obama, his hypocrisy is on full display as someone who openly believes Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest presidents to have ever lived.
A president who armed some of the very people who would end up carrying out the worst terrorist attack within the United States in our history.
So let’s break down that “Beck logic” (oxymoron alert), shall we? President Obama is a traitor and should be impeached for, as Beck calls it, “arming terrorists” (when he’s not doing that) — yet Ronald Reagan is a “hero” when he actually did arm terrorists.
When Beck used the line, “We did not get into bed with Hitler to defeat Japan,” he’s right — we didn’t do that during WWII.
But “conservative hero” Ronald Reagan did do something similar to that in the 80’s. And while Beck now ignorantly calls for the impeachment of President Obama (a president who isn’t arming terrorists) he still worships at the alter of Ronald Reagan.
A president who actually did arm terrorists.