Distancing himself from the so-called “neo-con” camp, Dr. Savage told his listeners, “My position is quite clear: To hell with Iraq. Let them kill each other.”
He explained that Iraq is hopelessly divided along tribal and religious lines, and U.S. intervention will only exacerbate the conflict (Free audio).
Savage also made a bold prediction regarding the man arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the Benghazi embassy outpost: “I suspect that Obama and the Hillary team will have this terrorist confess that the embassy attack was unplanned, spontaneous and provoked by the [‘anti-Muslim’] video.
“Presto! He’ll confirm their false narrative and they’ll all be in the clear,” he predicted. “They could make a plea deal with him: ‘Go along with our false narrative and we’ll release you after a couple of years. Otherwise you’ll get the death penalty'” (Free audio).
In a landmark decision this week, the Patent and Trademark Office stripped the Washington Redskins of their “racist” logo.
Rush Limbaugh warned that this decision had far reaching implications for all Americans: “The tiny minority of people are ostensibly, they say, offended by something that you own. … because of interpretation of political correctness, because they’re liberals, because they’re statists and authoritarians and assigned to them that kind of sweeping power.”
Many supporters of the Iraq war are now questioning their position, but not Dick Cheney – or Rush Limbaugh.
After Cheney was grilled by Megyn Kelly on Fox News, Limbaugh told his audience, “Cheney is exactly right.”
“Wouldn’t you rather the cops stop a crime against you than have to wait ’til afterwards to punish somebody?” he asked. “That’s what we were talking about here after 9/11. If we had evidence that one was coming, another, we were gonna prevent it from happening. That’s what this was all about” (Free audio).
Klein welcomed Rand Paul to the show to talk about the senator’s policies toward Israel, as well as Hillary Clinton and Benghazi. Speaking of Israel, Klein was joined by the “architect” of the latest plan for “peace” between the Jewish state and the Palestinians. He also followed up on the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers.
Klein explained that the current situation in Iraq can best be understood as a proxy war between two countries, which is being coordinated by the White House. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., was also on hand to talk about Iraq as well as the Bergdahl prisoner swap (Free audio).
Speaking to Chris Field at TheBlaze.com, Mark Levin explained why he has come to support the idea of holding a Constitutional convention: “The Framers anticipated this day might arrive, for they knew that republics deteriorate at first from within. They provided a lawful and civil way to repair what has transpired. We, the people, through our state legislatures – and the state legislatures, acting collectively – have enormous power to constrain the federal government, reestablish self-government and secure individual sovereignty.”
Democrats are still reeling from David Brat’s stunning victory over Eric Cantor. The mainstream media is particularly obsessed with the role talk radio supposedly played in Brat’s win.
Jeffrey Lord at Newbusters analyzed the media’s coverage of the campaign and the media’s “mad scramble to air interviews with two talk radio hosts – [Mark] Levin and [Laura] Ingraham – who were well out there with vocal support for Cantor opponent Brat.
“But to credit either Mark or Laura with this win is foolish,” Lord wrote, because that assumes that “the audience that listens to conservative talk radio” is made up of “robots.”
Sure enough, this week MSNBC.com published an article entitled “Laura Ingraham and the GOP’s talk radio problem.”
Reporter Timothy Noah called Ingraham and “anti-immigration crusader” who “electrified the crowd” at a David Brat campaign event.
Noah joked that the defeated Cantor should consider a new career in broadcasting: “[W]here once conservative talk radio was a stepping stone to political office, political office is starting to look like a stepping stone to talk radio.”
This week, Ingraham’s guests included a border patrol agent who shared “shocking revelations about what’s going on at the border” (Free audio).
“Liberals, you were right.”
On Tuesday’s show, Glenn Beck admitted that he’s changed his position on President Bush’s invasion of Iraq: “In spite of the things I felt at the time when we went into war, liberals said, ‘We shouldn’t get involved, we shouldn’t nation-build’ and [that] there was no indication the people of Iraq had the will to be free. I thought that was insulting at the time. Everybody wants to be free.”
Beck told his audience that since then, he’s come to understand that, “You cannot force democracy on the Iraqis or anybody else, it doesn’t work. They don’t understand it or even really want it.”
Speaking to Fox News host Megyn Kelly, Beck stated that he “felt sorry for Harry Reid,” the Democratic Senator from Nevada.
Addressing Reid’s support for the government’s ruling against the Washington Redskins, Beck said, “Harry is, I’m sure, a nice guy. I don’t know him, but I really think there is something wrong with him. I think he’s slipped or something – I don’t understand it.”