RUSH: Lara Logan, CBS News. Do you remember two weeks ago, two Sundays ago, CBS 60 Minutes, she did a story on Afghanistan that was the same night as the Univision show, and I talked about both. This 60 Minutes piece of hers is not flattering to Obama at all. It was essentially about how we're blowing it in Afghanistan. Well, the Chicago Sun-Times, story by Laura Washington. Apparently Laura Logan went into town, made a speech last week at the Better Government Association's annual luncheon.
And it says here that she "delivered a provocative speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. Such downtown gatherings are a regular on Chicago’s networking circuit. Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of her Sept. 30 report, “The Longest War.” It examined the Afghanistan conflict and exposed the perils that still confront America, 11 years after 9/11." That was the 60 Minutes report that she did was on.
"Eleven years later, 'they' still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back." Lara Logan, CBS News, State-Controlled Media. She said, "I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated. ... The lie is that America’s military might has tamed the Taliban." She said to this group of 1,100 influentials in Chicago last Tuesday, quote, "There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years." That would be Obama, folks, not Bush. "There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years. It is driven in part by Taliban apologists, who claim they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban. It’s such nonsense!"
We have not tamed the Taliban. America's military might has not tamed Al-Qaeda. She says that Al-Qaeda and the Taliban haven't been vanquished. They're coming back, and they're strong, and they hate us as much as ever. That wasn't supposed to happen. Remember? They were supposed to love us solely because of Barack Obama.
RUSH: Let me remind you who Lara Logan is. This speech that she gave is devastating and it's in Obama's hometown, 1,100 influentials, means 1,100 Democrats of various stripes. She's telling these people that essentially our Middle Eastern policy is a lie and is not working, it's a disaster. The Taliban and Al-Qaeda are coming back stronger than ever, and we're getting out of Afghanistan, claiming to leave in victory. They hate us as much as ever. They haven't been vanquished. That's why they had to blame the videotape, because with Osama's death Al-Qaeda was supposed to have been summarily dealt with as well.
Lara Logan was raped in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring. You may remember this now that I bring it to your attention. She was gang raped by the democracy-loving protesters, the Arab Spring. Lara Logan has learned the hard way who's involved in the Arab Spring, and it wasn't an outbreak of democracy. It was not at all an extension of Obama's 2008 campaign. The Drive-Bys basically covered up the rape of Lara Logan. They talked about it, but they didn't spend any time being outraged by it. How could this possibly happen? They had to acknowledge it, but they didn't offer the details that were later learned.
She was gang raped by these people, and she still suffers nightmares and this kind of thing. She was eventually flown to Washington. She spent four days in the hospital being treated for internal tearing and so forth. It was a really, really violent thing, among the people that her compatriots in the media were trying to sell us as the next version of us. They were just democracy lovers. She said that she's speaking out to help end the code of silence surrounding sex assaults on female journalists in that part of the world and about our foreign policy being mischaracterized in general. And she is at CBS, State-Controlled Media.
In Philadelphia, we're starting with Josh. I'm glad you called, sir, great to have you with us, and how about that Michael Vick?
CALLER: Ahhh, Michael Vick, what are you gonna do? He's as overrated as the president.
RUSH: (laughing) You're good. I threw that out -- this caller had no idea I was gonna mention Michael Vick -- and you dealt with that expertly, sir. Congratulations.
CALLER: Thank you. Rush, it's a pleasure to speak to you. I'm an avid listener, I've read several of your books, and I greatly appreciate you taking the phone call. Last night, this afternoon with Mr. Romney's foreign policy, the man was right on the money. Did his homework, knows what he's talking about, and certainly has more experience than the neophyte who's currently occupying the White House.
RUSH: Let me ask you a question, Josh.
RUSH: I know you're in the tank for Romney, and I don't blame you. I'm glad to hear it, in fact. But when you heard Romney speaking about American foreign policy, America's position in the world, was it as striking to you as it was to me compared to what we hear from Obama? Here we had somebody speaking of this country as the solution to the world's problems, somebody who understands America's role in the world in terms of leadership. I heard somebody speak of this country and the necessity around the world for this country, the way we always used to hear presidents talk about it. And the contrast in listening to the way Romney spoke about this country and the way Obama does when it comes to foreign policy, couldn't have been more different to me. It was striking. Did it hit you the same way? I don't mean to lead the witness here. Feel free to tell me "no" if you disagree with me.
CALLER: You're right on the money. I couldn't agree with you more. You know, every time I hear him speak, Mr. Obama, that is, I think of Neville Chamberlain. You know, the man's nothing more than an appeaser. Romney made reference to a strong military to abate evil and terrorism and so on and so forth. You know, I think Reagan said it best, he said "peace true strength." And Mr. Obama goes around bowing to foreign dignitaries. Come on.
RUSH: The basic problem is that Obama considers the United States the problem in the world. There are people now saying that we are exaggerating, those of us who reference Obama's apologies. "He didn't really apologize that much. This is something the right wing has concocted. He didn't really apologize." The hell he didn't, and he's not the only one. Bill Clinton has apologized for racism and all kinds of other things. Bill Clinton apologized for not stopping the genocide in Rwanda. The Democrats do it all the time, and they do it at the expense of US foreign policy. They do it for votes here. They do it to pander to special interest groups in this country. If you don't think it's serious, Obama's base considers this country guilty, in terms of foreign policy. Josh, thanks much.