Ahead of President Obama's speech on Wednesday discussing how the United States will respond to the threat from the Islamic State, Glenn Beck delivered two speeches of his own. The first was the speech he believes President Obama needs to give. The second was the speech he would give if he was president.
Beck gave one speech on his radio program, and the other on his television program.
"I invite you to watch both of those and compare and contrast," Beck said.
In the speech he believes Obama needs to give, the president would admit that neither he nor his advisers anticipated the possibility that militant Islamists could come together to try to re-establish the caliphate.
"It would be disingenuous for me to come to you tonight and say I've got a plan, because last week I told you in a frank moment I didn't have a plan yet," Beck remarked, speaking as President Obama. "I told you seven months ago that ISIS was a J.V. team. It clearly wasn't. I want you to know, I take full responsibility for my understanding of what these people were and where they're going. However, with that being said, the president of the United States has a lot to do. ... That's why I trust advisers."
The president would say he is dismissing men like James Clapper, the current Director of National Intelligence, because they not only did not anticipate the threat -- they "mocked" it.
"He's the wrong guy for the CIA in this ever-changing world," the speech continues. "I'm only telling you this not to shame him or not to make excuses. I'm telling you this because it's important for you to know I see the difference from where I was to where I am. In the last 10 days, I've assembled the best minds that I could find that were not mocking the caliphate. They were the ones in the periphery of my cabinet. They were the ones in the halls of the Pentagon that said, 'Wait a minute ... the caliphate could happen. ISIS is not a JV team.' Those voices were dismissed in the past. I have promoted them today. I'm coming to you tonight to tell you that I take ISIS seriously."
Watch the complete speech Beck believes Obama needs to give, below:
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Beck said President Obama has been so misguided when it comes to dealing with the Middle East that he needs to clearly demonstrate a turning point before ordering any kind of action. Beck said that if he was president, the speech he would deliver would be a little different.
Beck said he would clearly and unequivocally declare that the Islamic State is evil, and if you choose to go fight for the group, you are not welcome back on our shores.
"You might as well stay there. And by the way, you stay there and prepare," Beck said. "Because you say you're coming for us? I got news for ya. We're coming for you."
"This is not some long protracted war," Beck continued. "America has had enough of war. We've had enough of playing footsie, of saying, 'Let's embrace and understand.' There is no understanding or tolerating evil. Period. You're chopping the heads off of people. You're selling people into slavery. You're saying you can use woman any way you want. America, it doesn't look like we have many standards, but we have a few basic standards. Slavery is wrong. Sexual slavery is wrong. Beheading people is wrong. Forcing them to submit to your ideology is wrong. And America will stand united on that, and we're coming for you. Don't screw with us."
"We will not rebuild you. We do not want your resources. We do not want part of your religious war," Beck concluded. "You are trying to separate the Middle East, Sunni against Shia. You are trying to take over the movement of a once great and powerful religion, one that gave the world so much. ... We have no fight with the Muslim people. But you want to bring it to our shores, you want to bring it to our people, you want to bring it to our journalists? Make no mistake: we will pound you into glass. And then we'll take our airplanes and we'll go home."
"God bless America, and goodnight."
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