Here is today's show.
Glenn was extremely eloquent, both about standing with Israel during the present set-up, especially as Obama adviser Samantha Power (Mrs. Cass Sunstein) calls to sacrifice our relationship with Israel and, in parallel, build up a massive military in Gaza under the ruse of a "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine, and about not hating.
He was also very funny asking how Obama managed to spell "team" with an "I" in it. (Transcript from here.)
GLENN BECK, HOST: Did you watch the president's speech last night? I mean, if there's no "I" in "team," someone forgot to tell the president that. Just watch. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS)
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I want to begin --
OBAMA: I made it clear that --
OBAMA: I said that he needed --
OBAMA: I ordered warships --
OBAMA: I refused to let that happen.
OBAMA: I authorized --
OBAMA: I know that some Americans --
OBAMA: I will never minimize the cost --
OBAMA: I am convinced.
OBAMA: I along with many other world leaders --
OBAMA: I have no greater responsibility than keeping this country safe.
(END VIDEO CLIPS)
BECK: He said 25 times, which is about once per minute. We didn't count the "me's" or the "my's" but Congress -- let me tell you something. You remember, you know, I warned you, that you're going to become irrelevant. Congratulations. Who is irrelevant? You are. Yes.
Now, great guy, huh? President -- pundits lauding the president for taking charge. But I thought the reason we sat back and let France and England take the lead on Libya is because we didn't want to seen as taking a third military engagement with the Muslim nation.
So, I was watching and I'm trying to think -- why is the president saying, "me" "my" "I" all the time? He's a like pull-string doll -- I, I, I, I, I. It was weird because we didn't want that.
And then I got up this morning and I saw this -- polls show that Americans like the president to be in charge. I'm not going to show it. But look at the big "G" while I tell you -- polls show that the president -- like him to be in charge, so he's just following that. Really?
I'm confused, because this is the same guy who completely ignored 60 percent of Americans when they said they were against health care. And he was saying -- I, I, I, I, I think it's important. Remember that? Now, he suddenly cares what people think. Hmm. It doesn't add up.
May I have a different theory on what's happening? The boards I showed you at the beginning of the hour? Yes, something is wrong there, right?
Is it possible that what you are seeing is almost like a made-for-TV movie? I mean, it's made for people in the Middle East. This isn't for you. This part is not for you. No.
Do you remember in the first, the program of the year, we showed you how the administration was surrounding themselves in the 1960s radicals? The same ones that called them -- called our troops "baby killers" back in Vietnam. Isn't it weird that those guys are still running the show? You got Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers and you got the Code Pink people. I hate them but yet, they're still involved.
In fact, Bill Ayers here -- love this guy -- do you know he's over in Beirut giving speeches right now? It's weird. We'll show you that tomorrow. This guy hated the troops so much that he and his group actually made bombs that they were going to set off at Fort Dix at a dance where troops would be attending. Thankfully, they didn't harm any soldiers, but the bomb did explode, killing a few of those guys.
Of course, now, they are smart enough. They know -- what is it that Van Jones says, "drop the radical pose for the radical ends." They can't call the troops baby killers now. That's not popular. Why do that? I mean, it's not popular even in their circles. Why do that when you can have others, you know, say it for you.
Have you seen these photos released? This one's from Rolling Stone -- the American "Kill Squads." They're horrifying. There's a video of two Afghan civilians riding motorcycles being shot and killed. Horrifying.
These soldiers were allegedly keeping the body parts as trophies. OK, these guys are beyond scumbags that need to be punished. They're almost -- they're psychos. OK?
There were five accused of murdering innocent civilians. Five. There were hundreds of thousands of soldiers. Yet, the headlines all say the same thing, "Kill Team," thousands of pictures, leaving the impression that all of our troops are killers. Well, that's simply not the truth.
But the problem isn't really with Rolling Stone magazine. The problem is this came out at the same time we're going into Libya. At least Der Spiegel came out. When did this come out? Oh, 3/29. Isn't that weird? What an amazing timing, isn't it?
You know here's a couple of questions. Who's releasing these photos? Where are these pictures coming from?
The first batch of pictures came from Germany's Der Spiegel magazine. The latest batch, Rolling Stone, published 17 of the pictures.
The timing bothers me.
The Army allegedly learned about the photos as early as last May. In June, the Army announced one of the soldiers was facing murder charges. Then, in October, it said the soldier would be court-martialed.
Last Monday, Der Spiegel ran photos. That is so weird. You want a Pulitzer Prize? Hey, journalist, here's a Pulitzer for you. Find out who despises our soldiers so much that they felt they needed to release these propaganda goldmines to the press at this particular time. So that five murderous scumbags can ruin the descent image of the rest of the 99.9 percent of American troops.
This has put our troops in danger. And made it harder for our troops in the Middle East. And the president stands behind France and England and doesn't want to cause any trouble with that -- that's why he didn't take the lead.
And then he announces in his first press conference that we're taking charge and then he announces that we're going to give it over to NATO. And then this morning, no, no, we haven't decided -- White House hasn't decided whether we're going to arm the rebels and yet the press is saying that those rebels are the same ones our soldiers were fighting over in Afghanistan and in Iraq.
Isn't this weird?
I wonder if anyone in the press would look into that? I wonder if they're up to challenge? Huh?
Glenn's portion on "I stand with Israel" was extremely moving. As soon as the transcript is available, I will post that section below. And if it does not become available, I will transcribe it myself. It's that good.
(EDIT: The transcript is now being inserted. You can get a more complete version here.)
Note: When Beck said above that "a republic is ugly," he was being sarcastic.
Where is the person standing up for freedom? Where is the person on the national stage standing up for Israel? Do you see him? I mean, really standing up? We got Benjamin Netanyahu, but that's pretty obvious.
Tonight, I'd like to add my small little voice and make a declaration as clear as humanly possible that I know what time it is. I've done my home work. I'm also a spiritual guy.
God is not going to hold us unaccountable for what we do or do not do, for what we say or do not say. We must stand and be clear. I stand with Israel. And where is anyone else?
Now, it doesn't mean you blindly support everything they do. But you stand with them.
Now, I know the blogs, especially the Soros blogs who are hiring more and more interns every day, they're creating jobs -- they're going to call me a fraud or crazy man or anti-Semitic Jew lover. I don't know how that is possible but they've tried it.
But I will stand. I don't know how long it's going to take for the world to right itself, but I at least know where right is. And that is where I will stand.
Each of us have to ask ourselves, do you stand with the people in this dog fight over in the Middle East -- do you stand with the people that are the most like Americans? They make mistakes. They do.
We do, too. We suck sometimes as a country. Most times we don't. But we're at least trying to do the right thing. And so is Israel.
Or do you stand with those who are teaching to hide, blackmail, rewrite history -- people who are trying to destabilize and create fear? I mean, if that's -- if that's where you are, what's the difference between you and a terrorist? I would rather stand with the surviving members of the Fogel family.
I would rather teach my children the lessons of that brutal murder that were taught by surviving members. I'd much rather teach my children about this family and these lessons, than the lessons of those who hand out cake in celebration of those who killed that family.
Name the country in the Middle East that has the values generally speaking that we have. I can only name one. Why are we standing with all of those against Israel?
They tolerated more provocations than probably any other country in history, and despite having enough arsenal of nukes to obliterate their enemies. Believe me, they can take care of themselves. How many have they lobbed? Answer, zero.
While everyone complains about the evils that Israel has done to the Arabs and then picks apart each tiny imperfection with their democracy -- democracy, by the way, a republic is ugly -- tens of millions of Arabs, tens of millions have suffered atrocities at the hands of their own countries. Gays are still tortured today and killed, bloggers jailed without cause, women humiliated, raped and murdered, dissidents killed, protesters shot, terrorist born, suicide bombers given by their mothers.
But Israel is the evil one? That's the obstacle to peace?
Let me ask you this, how many homosexuals have been stoned to death by the Israelis? How many adulterers have been buried up to their neck in sand and stoned to death in Israel? How many bloggers have been jailed without cause? How many terrorists are wearing a yarmulke?
But now, the world is being led to the water that Israel is the evil one. And it's about to drink. Don't drink that water.
They have measurably -- I know it's the Middle East -- they have immeasurably more freedom than any other Middle Eastern nation. Women are free to drive. Women and our daughters can walk alone in the street without being stoned or jailed. You can bring a Bible or a Koran into Israel.
A woman can't walk down the street alone and be safe. And not because she's in a dangerous neighborhood, but because she walked alone without a man? How do you possibly stand with that country? How do you possibly stand with a group of people that say I'm going to kill you if you don't go to my faith?
A country that treats women or people who are at all different like a dog, treats a woman as a piece of furniture or a sexual toy that can be raped. The courts will allow it.
How is it that a country like ours actually listens to those evil people saying this is evil? And we believe it. How many Israelis have taken someone off the streets and then beheaded them on videotape just for political reasons?
Our administration is siding with the wrong side. They are standing against good and encouraging evil in the Middle East. We are reprimanding the nation that is as flawed as we are and protecting the aggressors. We are protecting the killers and the terrorists. We have gone from a nation who was doing the wrong thing by siding with Mubarak to a nation who is doing an even greater evil by arming al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood which empowers Iran and also in the end destroys Israel.
It is not difficult to tell good apart from evil. Let's start with some simple ideas: voting rights. Generally speaking, which is better, voting rights of Iran, Muslim Brotherhood, those who run al Qaeda? How about free speech? Rights of women? Rights of homosexuals? America and Israel or the people we seem to be siding with?
I stand tonight with Israel.
This reminds me a lot of a portion of a speech by Shakespeare in Merchant of Venice. The message is slightly different, but the call to see what is in front of you and stop the bigoted hatred is the same. As is the eloquence.
Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die?