RUSH: Here's Mike in Baldwin, Michigan. Mike, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Thank you for having me, Rush.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I heard you mention someone in the know saying that Al-Qaeda was public enemy number one in Iraq. You know, if a public enemy number one, a mad bomber of our children moved into our neighborhood, my neighbors and I who are fairly well armed, would do something about it. We would look into the matter, and if the police didn't respond, we would do something about it. Now, I'm wondering -- by the way, also, if our children were being bombed, I think I'd go to the expense of buying a flak jacket and a steel helmet for my kids.
CALLER: And my feeling is that, how is it that a country of 30 million sniveling crying citizens who are afraid to pull the trigger in self-defense is worth sending my son over there to die?
RUSH: Well, actually I don't think you've been listening recently, but exactly what you suggest is starting to happen, which is why I said Al-Qaeda is becoming public enemy number one. Sunni and Shi'a are joining with US forces and Iraqi forces to weed out Al-Qaeda. They're getting fed up with them. They're getting fed up with the barbarism that you described. The surge is working. These clowns are fleeing all over the country, little town to little town. This strategy is indeed working, and the Iraqis, more and more, are getting fed up with it.
CALLER: So they're all armed in self-defense and are prepared to defend themselves?
RUSH: Well, I don't know about that. I do know that they're working very closely with Iraqi forces who are armed and with US forces who are armed and they're becoming informants and this kind of thing.
CALLER: Well, I talk to troops coming back, and they tell me that disarming innocent Iraqi citizens, knocking their front doors down, is commonplace, and I wonder if that's really, to me, that's pretty despicable thing to do, to disarm an innocent --
RUSH: Who's knocking down whose doors out there Mike?
CALLER: American troops along with Iraqi troops.
RUSH: Are knocking down the doors of Iraqis?
CALLER: Yeah, it's on the news all day. You can see --
RUSH: Well, of course, we all believe what's in the news all day.
CALLER: I believe the video if I see it.
RUSH: I'm going to tell you what, you've nailed it here, and it's about time somebody called and said it on this program. The US military is a bunch of murdering thugs, and it's about time that this was broadcast. You know, we've not gotten the truth out on that, Mike, and it's people like you that are required and necessary for democracy to work, get the truth out about the absolute butchers that the US military has become in Iraq.
CALLER: Well, let's just send those people at least some armor so they can protect themselves.
RUSH: From the US military, of course, right, that's a big problem.
CALLER: I mean, this country evidently is so cheap we can send pencils and paper, but to send the kids a helmet or flak jacket.
RUSH: You really ought to be ashamed of yourself. All of these so-called soldiers writing all this stuff about all these horrible attacks committed by our soldiers are a bunch of frauds. To believe that about the US military, every incident somebody has been charged, investigations have found that what was accused did not happen. You ought to be ashamed.
RUSH: You know, these guys that call it here and ask, "The Iraqis, when are they going to pick up their own weapons?" They are dying for their country now. They've been trained. It was all part of the plan. They are not "sniveling." They're getting fed up with this. There's an AP poll coming. It's been embargoed 'til four o'clock. A poll of I-don't-know-how-many Muslims, I don't know what the sample is, but the results of the poll are that more and more Muslims are rejecting suicide bombings as a means of defending Islam, something like that. I've seen it, but I can't give you the details because the poll has been embargoed 'til four o'clock. It's AP. I will reserve judgment on this 'til I actually see it, because it could be something that's going to continue to make them victims, despite what the reality of the results of the poll happen to be.
RUSH: Dave "somewhere" in Kentucky. What is it, you don't want to admit where you are in Kentucky?
CALLER: Well, no, I'm actually traveling right now for my job.
RUSH: Oh. I see. So you're all over Kentucky.
CALLER: Yeah, somewhere between Lexington and Maysville.
RUSH: Well, good. We're glad to have you here.
CALLER: I'm glad to be here, sir. I'm completely incensed about the caller earlier with regard to the disarmament of Iraqi civilians.
CALLER: I was a scout in the 1st Army Division. I was in Baghdad proper from about the early part of 2003 to the middle of 2004, and I have to say this is a complete load, sir. We have never completely disarmed Iraqi civilians. We do not plan to completely disarming Iraqi civilians. Now, if someone has an RPG launcher, there is no reason that someone needs an RPG launcher for home defense. But a pistol, a shotgun, something of that nature, we were more than happy to give them that, to protect themselves. The idea that because the country can't protect itself, that we should just say, "Ah, you know, here, Iran, here, Syria, have at 'em.."
RUSH: Look, I can understand, and I apologize for this guy being on the program and saying what he said to you. You gotta understand: there are people out there like that. They're a sniveling bunch. They claim the Iraqis are "sniveling." It's the left in this country that's a sniveling bunch of new castrati. They don't just put down the military. They don't just put down our commanders. They don't just put down the commander-in-chief. They don't just put down our soldiers. Now they have to put down the Iraqi allies! They have to constantly insult everybody, as though only the liberals know how to fight a war, only the liberals do. They're so brilliant, they want to substitute their political agenda for military strategy and try to cut the military budget every time they're in power, then later they complain they don't have what they need in order to get something done. They only like soldiers who come home and turn on their own, or soldiers who pose as victims for whatever sad reason. But it's obvious to me that these snivels liberals despise, they detest strong, solid, brave, committed fighting men and women who are trying to defend this nation's national security, and that I detest. I detest these people who have these attitudes, these sniveling little, superiorist, elitist who think they know better than everybody else. I can understand how you get irritated by them, and I apologize that it happened. I'm glad you called, though, Dave. Thanks very much.
RUSH: Aaron in Chico, California, welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Rush, mega Club Gitmo Sierra Nevada dittos, sir.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: First of all, I wanted you let you know one of my favorite things to do is go to the gym and wear my Club Gitmo shirt while I'm riding on a stationary, so all the liberals behind me can see it.
RUSH: (Laughing.) Good for you. (Clapping.)
CALLER: Anyway, one thing that really got to me is listening to that guy who is talking about how the civilians just aren't coming to grips and standing up themselves, and it saddens me to see that people really don't have a historical perspective of how brutal and how pitted Saddam Hussein had those people against one another. Family members were so afraid to say anything to their own family, in fear of them being a Sunni or Shi'a and coming in to arrest and torture them.
RUSH: That is a great point. Not only that, these sniveling little liberals that call here do not care about the torture and all of the mayhem and murder that Saddam handed out.
CALLER: Yeah. Even Uday used to torture the soccer team if they didn't win.
CALLER: It's just absolutely sickening for people to be that ignorant and that uninformed about actual history of what really went on with that dictator in that place.
RUSH: Not to mention the conditioning that that puts you in. Plus let's not leave out the fact that Al-Qaeda is not exactly a bunch of angels.
RUSH: They're running around performing all kinds of barbaric acts on these people. The one thing these liberals ought to understand is fear, because they live in perpetual fear of virtually everything. Great comment, Aaron.
RUSH: Scott in Lincoln, California, welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hey, Rush.
CALLER: God. I've never been able to get through after 18 years.
RUSH: Here you are.
CALLER: But I'm going to make it very quick. I was told to make it fast. But I was pretty upset about the gentleman that called in, talking down our troops do things over in Iraq. They're doing everything they can to ensure the safety, and everything is moving forward, and I wish people would understand that we support 'em here. We don't need those kind of people here making comments like that about our troops.
RUSH: These clowns know it's working. That's why they're in panic city right now. That's why. They're probably fanning out all over the country, calling as many radio shows as they can. I know these people like every square inch of my glorious naked body.
RUSH: Not just the back of my hand, Scott, I know 'em. They're in panic here because the Drive-Bys don't have any more pictures of burning cars and so forth. The news is filled with, "Hey, this is working." The New York Times has a poll today. More people think the original invasion was good and support the mission than did last week, last month. That's bad news for the Democrats, bad news for the left. So it's time to get in gear. I guarantee you they've been meeting all week or all day with emergency sessions: "Uh-oh, how do we counter all of this? How do we subvert all of this?" Thanks for the call, Scott. I appreciate it.