RUSH: Well, when I, your host, the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-feeling, all-compassionate, all-everything Maha Rushie declared the Democrat withdrawal scheme was a vote for defeat, the Democrats own defeat in Iraq, and when I suggested that, realists cheered, liberals sneered, and the Drive-Bys chuckled and they went out and they conducted a poll. And once again I get to say, see, I told you so. The ultimate authority on America's defeat is Al-Qaeda's number two man, Ayman al-Zawahiri. He has released a videotape, another videotape has come from Zawahiri.
The pull quote in this video is, "A US bill calling for troop withdrawal from Iraq is proof of Washington's defeat." No less than bin Laden's number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri suggests that the Democrats' vote to withdraw troops, limit funding, is proof of Washington's defeat. And here is the ultimate authority in our defeat, the enemy, the man who's trying to defeat us. The man who is supposed to be the brain behind bin Laden released a videotape saying that a US bill calling for troop withdrawal from Iraq is proof of Washington's defeat. Now, the question, I guess, that liberals face is this. If you won't believe me when I tell you that Democrats own defeat when it comes to the Iraq war, who are you going to believe? You have Nancy Pelosi saying it and you have Harry Reid saying we've already lost. If that's not defeat, what is? Maybe will you believe Ayman al-Zawahiri? Ayman al-Zawahiri calls Democrat actions in Washington defeat -- not just me. So if you're in the Drive-By Media, if you're a leftist Democrat, who you gonna believe? Pelosi, Reid, me, or Zawahiri? Tough call. Al-Qaeda is mocking the Democrats' white-flag legislation.
I wonder if it bothers them. I wonder if it means anything to them. You've got Zawahiri out now claiming that their votes in the House and Senate, the Democrat votes, equal proof of Washington's defeat in the war on terror. I wonder how it makes 'em feel when the number two guy to bin Laden, the guy who is in charge of our defeat from his side of the aisle, the surrender that the Democrats would validate, Al-Qaeda's long-held view that Americans are too lazy and decadent, pathetic to fight them, and only some of us are, but not all of us, just amazing. He also said, "We ask Allah that they only get out of it after losing 200,000 to 300,000 killed in order that we give the spillers of blood in Washington and Europe an unforgettable lesson." Do you realize the import of this, ladies and gentlemen? Ayman al-Zawahiri claims Democrat actions equal defeat in the war in Iraq.