RUSH: Audio sound Bite #11 today, we have a montage of Senator Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin and then Kennedy again, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Brian Bennett, Senator Pat “Leaky” Leahy, Robin Wright — she’s a writer for some newspaper — and Senator McCain and Michael Duffy — TIME magazine — and then Ted Kennedy again. This is a montage on sympathy for the terrorists.
REID: From the time of Abu Ghraib, this country has been embarrassed and humiliated.
KENNEDY: These techniques included the threat of live burial and water boarding, whereby the detainee is strapped to a board, forcibly pushed underwater, wrapped in a wet towel and made to believe he might drown.
DURBIN: On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold.
DUFFY: The hijackers, 19 of whom have died and we’ll never really get to know, were children.
KENNEDY: Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management, US management.
RUSH: Stop the tape right there. Stop the tape there, Alltmont. See, this is the kind of thing. Even these bites, so far up to now “from the time of Abu Ghraib, this country has been embarrassed and humiliated.” No, it’s not. It may be the
VANDEN HEUVEL: We need to have trails. Try them. Release them!
BENNETT: There is one technique which was, um, simulating suffocation by dripping water on the head.
LEAHY: Guantanamo Bay, in addition to Abu
ZAGORIN: The female interrogator enters his (the terrorist’s) personal space.
WRIGHT: There is an explicit policy: the Koran must never be placed anywhere near a sink, a toilet.
McCAIN: Look, even Adolf Eichmann got a trial.
RUSH: Yeah, after he was captured after running around the world for 17 years. So that’s just a sample of sympathy for the terrorists. Let’s go to audio sound bite #10, another montage here, and this montage features a lot of people. Sheila Jackson Lee, Begala “Forehead,” Paula Zahn, Stephanopoulos, Nancy Pelosi, Wesley Clark — who we affectionately call the Ashley Wilkes, here — Vic Kamber, Democrat strategist, David Gergen, Jay Carney of TIME, Charlie Rangel, Bob Costas, Aaron Brown, Kiran Chetry, Senator Durbin and Senator Kerry. Let’s just review who the Democrats are here. First in Iraq and then 9/11, they fundamentally misunderstand that it is one big war on terror and that Iraq is a key front, not a cause of it.
LEE: The relating of the war in Iraq to the 9/11 tragedy, the horrific terrorist attack, does not comport [sic–compute].
BEGALA: The message to American people: this is 9/11.
ZAHN: The president made six direct references to 9/11.
STEPHANOPOULOS: The case he was making was most of all this war began on 9/11.
PELOSI: When he exploits the sacred ground of 9/11 — there was no connection between 9/11 and the war.
WILKES: Saddam wasn’t part of 9/11
KAMBER: His speech last night was once again, uh, trying to wrap himself around, uh, the — the 9/11 tragedy.
GERGEN: I was troubled and offended by his coming back to 9/11.
CARNEY: Making the war on terror, uh, one broad, uh, event that began, uh, uh, on September 11, 2001.
RANGEL: Long before 9/11, Bush wanted to knock off Saddam Hussein.
COSTAS: No contact or connection between, uh, Iraq and Al Qaeda or 9/11 established.
BROWN: Was it apt for the president to go to 9/11 six times in the speech?
CHETRY: He did refer to 9/11 five times. Why is he once again making the link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11?
DURBIN: He did make six references to September 11th, drawing on the lessons of 9/11.
VIETNAM VETERAN JOHN KERRY: In light of Karl Rove’s comments the other day, I think a lot of Americans are very uneasy about the current, uh, way in which the president keeps talking in the same language.
RUSH: Senator Kerry, take a look at who’s winning elections and tell me what the American people think. You
This is from The Nation, big lib publication, a guy named John Nichols, and his headline: “President Bush Unwittingly Provided an Appropriate Response to the Gruesome Terrorist Attacks in London,” and to jump to the relevant paragraph here, Mr. Nichols writes this: “Bush went on to promise that ‘we will spread an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate.'” He writes, “Imagine the cries of outrage and incomprehension that would have arisen from right-wing talk radio and TV pundits if a President Gore or Kerry had called an immediate aftermath of an attack linked to bin Laden for ‘spreading a ideology of hope and compassion as part of a response to terrorism.'” This is another classic example of how this guy and the left doesn’t get it. What we are doing in Iraq is “spreading an ideology of hope and compassion that will overwhelm their ideology of hate.”