RUSH: Bruce in Atlanta, I'm glad you waited, sir, and welcome to the show.
CALLER: It's a great honor to talk to you, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: I want to state that I'm a Republican for victory.
RUSH: A Republican for victory? Well, cool. Kumbaya.
CALLER: Hey, why can't we give Iran an ultimatum: "Get out of Iraq or we'll take out your refinery"?
RUSH: Well, there's an easier way to do it, because Iran has to import more gasoline than it produces, and I don't think it has but one refinery. They're in bad shape. They're a pretty rich oil nation, but they don't have any refineries. They don't have to import gasoline. They produce and drill for their oil; they pump it up, and they send it out to get refined and bring it back as gasoline or whatever other products they need. All it would take would be an ocean blockade, just a port blockade, and that wouldn't require any direct military action.
RUSH: Look, I can't answer the question. I don't know what's being planned. That may well be in the plans. I can't speculate on things that I don't know, in that regard. The Russians are out there saying that the nuclear plant in Iran will go online in early '08. I don't know if that's part of it. They're not talking about weapons-grade nuclear there. This is the so-called North Korean version of a nuclear power plant. Look, this is exactly what I was talking about earlier. This is one of these Churchill moments. You know who the Iranians are. You know what they are saying. They are promising and they are committing, and it's all coming from their religion, the 12th imam, who needs to be liberated from the well where he's holed up, and they think that launching an attack on the infidels of the world will release the 12th imam and that's the equivalent of their paradise showing up, their Armageddon, the Second Coming, rapture, whatever you want to call it. They're telling us everything they're going to do, and we're sitting around saying, "Well, he's just a little guy just trying to get attention. He'd never do what he's saying. He'd never do what he's threatening." You look at what's happening in Lebanon. You look at what's happening in Syria. You look at what's happening with the funnel of terrorists coming into Iraq from Syria and Iran. It would be silly to ignore this, and I just can't believe that there are people in Washington who are, at the administration level. What their plans are, I don't know.