Hammering the P.C. "tyranny" in the U.S., Beck guest Thor advocated installing Noriega in Iraq

››› ››› JEREMY HOLDEN

Discussing possible "solution[s]" to the war in Iraq with his guests, author Brad Thor and radio host Dave Glover, on the June 21 edition of his CNN Headline News' program, Glenn Beck asserted, "I don't know if you actually can win anymore with the P.C. bullcrap that we've got going on," and went on to ask Thor, "[C]an you win with this P.C. culture?" Glover suggested the United States should "fight it World War II style," while Thor lamented the "tyranny of political correctness we have in this country" and said: "You have to let loose the dogs of war, let these guys do what they need to do to get the job done. The fact is that after we did Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and I'm not saying that's what we ought to do now, but everybody respected us. Nobody messed with us." Beck agreed with Thor's atomic analogy: "I'm not saying we use nukes. I'm just saying, it was the same strategy with Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Drop it, you will save more Japanese lives."

Thor further recommended that the United States should "go grab (jailed former Panamanian dictator Manuel) Noriega, pull him out of his cell, ship him over there and give him Saddam Hussein's old uniform." He continued: "We need a dictator back in that country. That's all those people respond to. The Arab world is so messed up, they can't -- you can't give people democracy. They have to earn it. So let's put our own strongman in there like we did with the shah, and let's -- let's make it work."

From the June 21 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck:

BECK: Let's go to war. Who's got a solution on the war?

GLOVER: Fight it World War II style. What you said in the opening was perfect, either fight it or don't fight it, but don't fight it halfway and cost lives and waste lives. Go back to George S. Patton. Fight it World War II style.

BECK: You know, I don't know if you can win. I said this about six months ago on the program. I don't know if you actually can win anymore with the P.C. bullcrap that we've got going on. We're -- we've got a guy on in about a half hour on the "Real Story" tonight that is -- Navy SEALs. And the P.C. bullcrap that they had to go through almost got them killed.

Brad, can you win with this P.C. culture?

THOR: You absolutely cannot. It's a tyranny of political correctness we have in this country. You have to let loose the dogs of war, let these guys do what they need to do to get the job done.

The fact is that after we did Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and I'm not saying that's what we ought to do now, but everybody respected us. Nobody messed with us. But the minute we get all P.C., and we start backpedaling and doing this, what happens is that the toughest guy in the schoolyard wants to come and punch your lights out. And we're going to get hit again and again and again because we look weak.

GLOVER: Yes.

THOR: It's gonna happen.

GLOVER: Glenn, one of the worst parts of the war in Iraq has been that prior to invading Iraq, we still had the element of surprise. They didn't know what we were capable of. People still feared us the way that they did Israel before the Hezbollah fiasco.

Now we've proven what we'll do, just how far we'll go, and what we won't do.

THOR: And what will make us pull back. Exactly.

BECK: Well, here's the thing that kills me on the war. We're fighting a war, and we want to be this kind and gentle nation, because that's who we are. We are kind and gentle. But look up the definition of war. It's killing people, and it's killing them faster than they can kill you.

Why is it that nobody understands that if you fight with the -- if you unleash the military might of the United States, and you let these guys go in and fight with everything they got, you will save more lives.

It's -- I mean, honestly, and I'm not saying that we use nukes. I'm just saying -- it was the same strategy with Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Drop it, you will save more Japanese lives.

THOR: You will save -- exactly, which is why they let MacArthur go and relieved him of command in Korea, because he said the only way to win that was to nuke them.

GLOVER: That's right.

THOR: I think what we need to do -- and let's go grab Noriega, pull him out of his cell, ship him over there and give him Saddam Hussein's old uniform. Let Noriega -- we'll parole him early.

We need a dictator back in that country. That's all those people respond to. The Arab world is so messed up, they can't -- you can't give people democracy. They have to earn it. So let's put our own strongman in there like we did with the shah, and let's -- let's make it work.

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