RUSH: Mike in Raleigh, North Carolina. Great to have you, sir. You're next.
CALLER: Yes. Rush.
CALLER: How you doing?
RUSH: Fine, sir. Thank you.
CALLER: Thank you. Hey, first time home-school family dittos. I've got a question about the two remaining axis of evils. Within the last month we've heard of Iran shooting their long-term (sic) missiles and yesterday with North Korea detonating their nuclear device. What do they have to prove by doing this? It's a two-part question. Are they inviting (cell drops) attack and will Israel react on its own?
RUSH: Why are the Iranians and North Koreans inviting attack?
CALLER: Why are they doing it? I know it's saber rattling, Rush, but it seems that they're being... um...
RUSH: All right, let's go back. Remember Joe "Loudmouth" Biden before the -- I think before the nomination, said they're going to be tested, and it's gonna be bad, and he begged the people (paraphrased), "Support us and love us then as you do now. We may make the wrong decision in your eyes." Now, I don't think the big test has happened. I don't know what Biden was talking about. Whatever it is hasn't happened. Let's stick with Iran first. Barack Obama last week said, "I give you to the end of the year." What's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad do? Launches a test missile and continues talking about wiping Israel off the map. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is going to win reelection by a landslide. Doesn't mean anything but it's going to be reported around the world.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who serves at the pleasure of the mullahs. It doesn't matter what the people say, is going to be reelected by a landslide. The media loves reporting dictators being reelected, even if they might pose a throat to Obama. It's a tough call for them but a dictator gets reelected, and they love it. This will embolden Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad is also out there rattling even further sabers, indicating that they don't care what Obama says and they don't care what Netanyahu says. The Iranians and the North Koreans, the two remaining members of the axis of evil, are both defying the United States of America. They are conducting a trade show for nuclear weapon sales. North Korea is aiding Iran. North Korea on our Memorial Day supposedly lights off an underground nuke and launches three missiles. Did they wake Obama up for this? It happened Sunday night at one o'clock.
You were all asleep, I'm sure, when North Korea lit off its underground nuke and launched three weapons. Did they wake up Obama? Contrary to what was reported after the Netanyahu-Obama meeting, the media reported that Netanyahu walked out of there with his mind right, that Obama had given him the what-for. It's just the opposite. Netanyahu said, "Screw you! We are going to continue to build in our settlements, and if we have to take 'em out, we're going to take 'em out," meaning the Iranians -- which doesn't surprise me, Netanyahu being who Netanyahu is. The American Thinker has a piece on this today, "The remnant of the Axis of Evil delights in torturing our President.
"Not just with words -- but with carefully timed '3 a.m.' nuclear detonations and launches of inter-continental missiles capable of delivering WMDs. The North Koreans did so on Memorial Day, as well as in April as their riposte to Obama's Apology Trip to Europe. Tehran launched its own provocation last week. Listen to the official North Korean news agency: 'The Democratic People's Republic of Korea," hardy har-har, "successfully conduced one or more underground nuclear tests on May 25 as part of the measures to bolster up its nuclear deterrent for self-defense in every way as requested by its scientists and technicians,' adding that 'the test was safely conducted on a new higher level in terms of its explosive power and technology control.'"
"President Obama responded with robust words: 'North Korea is directly and recklessly challenging the international community,'" and then he told the UN to go do something about it. Then the UN supposedly had a meeting. Big whoop. The trouble is, every time they do some provocative we sort of back off. We issue words. By the way, let me find it here. I think I put it at the back of the stack, but it involves the Vice President, Dick Cheney. Yes. Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, right here. This is a story from MSNBC, and I found this over the weekend. "Dick Cheney 'Tried to Block North Korea Nuclear Deal'" during the Bush administration.
"The exchanges between Cheney's office and Rice's people at State got very testy. But ultimately Condi had the President's ear and persuaded him that his legacy would be stronger if they reached a deal with Pyongyang," but Cheney opposed it all along. Bush warned the world about Iraq, Iran, North Korea in his 2002 State of the Union speech. They ridiculed it on the left. Bush later offered carrots to North Korea to suspend their programs at the urging of Condi. Didn't sit well with Cheney according to this account MSNBC, Dick Cheney tried to block North Korean deal. So they're testing. They are conducting a trade show. They're showing what they have to sell to people like Hugo Chavez, the North Koreans and the Iranians. So it's pretty serious stuff when these little malcontents start flexing their muscles on our Memorial Day and particularly after Obama has said... I mean, when he says, "I'll give 'em a year. I'll give them to the end of the year. I'll give the Iranians to the end of the year to accept our terms," or whatever. (snorts) Mahmoud and mullahs say, "Yeah? Take this!" and they launch an ICBM. Anyway, it doesn't matter, folks, because the world is going to love us even more. We'll close Gitmo, he says and we got Sonia Sotomayor nominated to the court. So all this has now been taken care of.