RUSH: Now, this is being greeted with the usual leftist cynicism. “What do you mean ‘democracy’ among a bunch of
These people are
“Well, look at all those people who are incompetent and incapable. They need us to choose how they’re going to live their lives. They’re too
BUSH: In just 15 months the Iraqi people have left behind one of the worst regimes in the Middle East, and their country is become the world’s newest democracy. The world has seen a great event in the history of Iraq, and the history of the Middle East, and in the history of the liberty. The rise of Iraq democracy is bringing home to reformers across the Middle East and sending a very different message to Tehran and Damascus. A free and sovereign Iraq is a decisive defeat for extremists and terrorists because their hateful ideology will lose its appeal in the free and tolerant and successful country.
RUSH: Now, folks, just printing something out. I just got something from our old buddies at NewsMax. No, it’s not that I don’t have any comment on this. I just saw this. I have not seen this anywhere else in the news today. This is from today: “The Sept. 11 Commission has found that the Bush administration’s war on terror
“Here’s the part of Staff Statement 15 that the press decided Americans didn’t need to hear about, as reported by the Commission under the heading ‘Al-Qaeda Today.’ [Quote:] ‘Since the September 11 attacks and the defeat of the Taliban, Al-Qaeda’s funding has decreased significantly. The arrests or deaths of several important financial facilitators have decreased the amount of money Al-Qaeda has raised and increased the costs and difficulty of raising and moving that money. ‘Some entirely corrupt charities are now out of business, with many of their principals killed or captured, although some charities may still be operating and providing support to Al-Qaeda.
“‘Moreover, it appears that the Al-Qaeda attacks within Saudi Arabia in May and November 2003 have reduced – perhaps drastically ? Al-Qaeda’s ability to raise funds from Saudi sources. Both an increase in Saudi enforcement and a more negative perception of Al-Qaeda by potential donors have cut its income.’ And the good news for America…doesn’t end there. In the same section, Staff Statement 15 notes: ‘Prior to 9/11, Al-Qaeda was a centralized organization which used Afghanistan as a war room to strategize, plan attacks, and dispatch operatives worldwide.’ But now, says the Commission, ‘Bin Laden’s seclusion (has) forced operational commanders and cell leaders to assume greater authority; they are now making the command decisions previously made by him.'”
“So, in other words, whether dead or alive, the prime mover behind the September 11th attacks has been taken out of commission with operational authority handed over to allies of convenience like Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi.” This is from June 16th. This is June the 29th. This is 13 days ago. This is in staff statement 15. The administration —
Let’s quote Richard Ben-Veniste who is now saying, because that’s a staff report, and he’s got to go along with it. There might be some dissent, I guess. At any rate, the president said, “In just 15 months the Iraqi people have left behind one of the worst regimes in the Middle East. The country is becoming the world’s newest democracy,” and he’s right. This is a major deal yesterday, as we tried to point out. The press and liberals trying to make the sound like it’s nothing more than a fail-safe operation to help us get out of there quicker, that, “It’s not going to work. The Iraqis aren’t ready for it. We’re a puppet regime.” Whatever it is, they
Now, it’s one thing if you talk about health care. It’s one thing if you’re talking about education. You can have arguments about those issues. This, we’re talking national security and they’re treating national security the same way they do food stamps! They’re treat national security the same way they do any little silly social concern and that is, “Do whatever damage to the country possible. We’ll fix it our way when we get our power back,” but they’re messing with national security on this one, not some of these, you know, social issues like what are we going to do getting everybody health care, getting everybody a condom or getting everybody Viagra, whatever they want. “We’ll handle that, when we get our power back.” It’s just unseemly, you leftists. Up next John Kerry. We’ll let you do a little comparison here, just heard the president say and what Kerry said to the
RUSH: As promised, some John Kerry sound bites. He was today in Chicago, addressing the
KERRY: I am running for president to make America’s dreams real again [Pauses for applause greeted by total silence] to fight with you in —
RUSH: Stop, stop, stop, stop. Is he slurring his words in this fight? I ? re-cue that, (broadcast engineer) Mike. “I’m running for president to make Americans dreams real…” What the hell kind of pap? Making it up or whatever but, you know, this is, this is ? “make America’s dreams real”? We’re in a burgeoning economy. America’s dreams are taking place every day.
KERRY: I am running for president to make America’s dreams real again, to fight with you in these struggles. [Pauses for applause greeted by total silence]
KERRY: To do what we need to do to live up to the expectations of the generation that follows us that knows that our obligation is to leave this place to them in better shape than we were given it by our parents. [Pauses for applause greeted by total silence] The (communist) poet Langston Hughes —
RUSH: Hold it.
KERRY: — put it brilliantly —
RUSH: Hold it. For the broadcast engineer, a little “hold it” means “stop the tape.” There’s no applause here. Have you noticed that there’s no applause? There’s no pep. There’s no vim. There’s no vigor. There’s no energy – and there’s no reaction. Okay, roll the tape.
KERRY: — and powerfully this way.
KERRY: He said, “Let America be America again.”
RUSH: Stop the tape. What? When did America cease being America? What am I missing? If America isn’t America, and this is just… We’re just a supposition. We’ll just accept his premise for the hell of it. If America isn’t America, it’s because of people like him. Roll the tape.
KERRY: “Let it be the dream it used to be, for those whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain, whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain must bring back our mighty dream again.” [Pauses for applause greeted by total silence] That’s what this race is about. Not about Democrat, Republican, independent, Libertarian, Green. It’s not about partisanship. It’s not about ideology. It’s about America.
RUSH: I defy anybody to tell me what he just said. Here’s the second bite.
KERRY: This administration says this is the best economy of our lifetime. [Pauses for reaction greeted by total silence] They say this is the best we can do.
RUSH: Hold it a second! I thought this wasn’t about partisanship! I thought this wasn’t about ideology!
KERRY: They’ve even called us “pessimists” because we dare to tell the truth about people in
RUSH: Hold it a second! Has he forgotten there’s a new prescription drug entitlement, and if some children are being left behind, whose fault is that? Is it the government’s job to make sure nobody’s left behind? We’ve got a No Child Left Behind Act. This is just stunning, folks. It’s like he’s in a time capsule and he doesn’t know this is 2004. It’s like he’s running for election in the 1930’s during the Great Depression.
KERRY: Well, I say the most pessimistic thing that you can say is that we can’t do better in the United States of America. (Barely audible person applauding)
RUSH: Who’s saying that? Your party says that! Your party says our best days are behind us. Your party is the one that’s full of pessimism. Your party is the one that has no optimism. Your party is the one that doesn’t look at things and see dreams coming true. You look at the future and you see George Bush as a terrorist and Saddam Hussein as an angel. Here’s the third wham-bam bite from John Kerry. Let’s roll it.
KERRY: Don’t tell us that when voters who were duly registered and they turn up to vote and they find out that their names have been purged wrongly from the lists or when they show up to vote and they’re told, “We don’t have you registered, because registry makes mistakes.” Don’t tell us that people who are harassed and intimidated from going to the polls, something we thought we resolved in the 1960s —
RUSH: Hold it. Hold it. Do you know what he’s talking about here? He’s talking about Florida. But let me tell you what really happened. It happened in the Janet Reno, Bob McBride (Democratic gubernatorial) primary. That’s what blacks — the
KERRY: — and it still happens in the dawn of the 21st Century. Don’t tell us that we live in the greatest democracy in the world and we have to make sure not only does every vote count, but every vote is counted. We can do better, and we will do better this time. (limp applause.)
RUSH: Yip yip yip yip yahoo. No energy, no passion, no substance, no message, just an appeal to lingering rage. Now, this is in Chicago, where they count the votes of the dead, where people are registered twice and three times and they’re allowed to vote that many times. Here he’s telling these people about Florida.
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