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Bill Maher Gets Owned by Glenn Greenwald on Real Time

May 12, 2013

On this past Friday’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, author and journalist Glenn Greenwald challenged the host on the Obama administration’s questionable foreign affairs. Maher defended the president on the Benghazi incident and stood by his position that Islam is more violent than other religions. Greenwald countered with the point that the War on Terror has been fought from a mostly Protestant (Christian) front from the United States. When Greenwald’s argument shot down Bill’s prejudice claims, he wanted to move on to the next topic. Watch below:
 

 
Just last week, Jeremy Scahill, author of Dirty Wars, challenged Maher on Obama’s kill lists and drone strikes. Scahill made the point that ‘We are making more enemies than we are killing terrorists’ with our actions overseas for the past 10 years. Maher stated, ‘From reading what you say, you think Obama’s worst than Bush.’ Scahill replied:

“I think one of the enduring legacies of the Obama administration is that he normalized assassination as a central component of US national-it’s called the US national security policy. He’s also sold the Bush/Cheney policies to liberals. I don’t think for a minute you would see polls- ‘70% of liberals like drone strikes’ if grandpa Mccain had won that election. I just don’t believe that for one second. So the constitutional law professor, Nobel Peace Prize winning popular Democrat president is the guy who said assassination is here to stay. And I think that’s going to be his enduring legacy.”

 

 
Maher gets embarrassingly quiet towards the end of the interview as Scahill points out the glaring hypocrisies of a president that so many liberals champion behind. During Obama’s second presidential campaign, MSNBC served as his cheerleaders. The last two weeks of Real Time with Bill Maher revealed something that I found out on my own within the last few years- that the days of traditional liberalism being the front for real progress is over. Liberals in 2013 are more like ‘centered’/’independent’ moderate voters of 2008. Denouncing Islam as ‘worst’ than other religions help support and enable Islamaphobic prejudices that still continue to grow more than 10 years after September 11. Making excuses for Obama might as well be an endorsement for terrorism; liberals in America use to firmly believe in accountability. For all of the yelling and screaming we heard from the left during eight years of Bush, we hear a deafening silence when the same is done by a handsome Black Democrat.

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