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Glenn Beck: 'Liberals, you were right' about intervening in Iraq

"In spite of the things I felt at the time we went into war, liberals said we shouldn't get involved. They said we shouldn't get mired in another foreign mess. We shouldn't nation build and besides there was no indication that the people of Iraq had the will to be free -- I thought that was insulting at the time," said Beck.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   June 18, 2014 at 2:55 PM

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Glenn Beck was speaking on military intervention in Iraq when he admitted that liberals "were right" about staying out of Iraq and Republicans should agree with them.

"In spite of the things I felt at the time we went into war, liberals said we shouldn't get involved. They said we shouldn't get mired in another foreign mess. We shouldn't nation build and besides there was no indication that the people of Iraq had the will to be free -- I thought that was insulting at the time," Beck said on his radio show Tuesday. "Let me lead with my mistakes. You were right. Liberals, you were right."

He went on to encourage Democrats and Republicans to come together in opposition to military intervention in the country.

"Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not one more Marine, not one more arm or leg or eye. Not one more. This must end now. Now can't we come together on that?" he said.

The Obama administration met with congressional leaders Wednesday to discuss their options on responding to the crisis in Iraq caused by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The administration said that airstrikes are a possibility, but President Obama made it clear that no troops will be put on the ground.

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