RUSH: By the way, the spin on Afghanistan has begun in advance of President Obama and his trip to West Point to announce his great war strategy for Afghanistan. I asked earlier: I wonder if the Army will detain him while he's there. It's a dream. I know it won't happen.
But wasn't it just last week...? Snerdley help me out on this. Wasn't it just last week that the people of this country were against the war? In growing numbers they were against the war because nobody had a strategy. There didn't seem to be any reason we were there and the support for being there was eroded. War fatigue! I mean, it was plummeting. Well, guess what? Guess what now, folks? It's a miracle! Andrea Mitchell (NBC News, Washington) was on MSNBC this afternoon talking with the White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie.
MITCHELL: There is in this latest, the newest Gallup poll today some encouraging news for the White House, that there is more public support at least for adding troops. For adding 40,000 more, is up two points. Less than 40,000, up three percentage points. Reducing the numbers, down five percentage points. There's more people now favoring than disfavoring sending more troops.
GUTHRIE: Yes! And this has to hearten the White House to see that trend!
RUSH: Isn't this a miracle? Isn't this a miracle? Before the president has even announced his strategy, support for more troops is on the rise, in the Gallup poll. Shouted there by Savannah Guthrie and Andrea Mitchell (NBC News, Washington).
RUSH: Spokane, Washington, Greg, you're next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: God bless you, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: I'm an Iraq veteran. My grandpa was a Pearl Harbor survivor. I reenlisted after 9/11 and had debilitating postwar trauma due in part to candidate Obama's efforts to secure defeat. So I wanted to thank you for your inspiration to persevere. Because of your own efforts on being fired a number of times, I ultimately got up off my back and found healing by transforming trauma into handmade wrought-iron beauties. So, thanks, Rush.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir. Happy Thanksgiving.
CALLER: Oh, and likewise. Thank you very much. Keep up the good work, and thanks for your support of the troops.
RUSH: Well, thank you, but it's all of us who daily thank you and all the rest of your people -- brethren, sisteren -- whatever in the military.