RUSH: You know, I’m sitting here, folks, and I’m watching all this self-absorbed remembrances going on in the media today about 9/11, and I promise you we’re not going to do that. I’m not going to bother telling you what I thought on 9/11. It wasn’t about me. There’s one thing that strikes me. It just hit me like a bolt of lightning this morning as I’m watching this stuff. There is one day a year where the Democratic Party and the American left admit that 9/11 happened, and it’s 9/11, it’s today. Now, what happened to the other 364 days of the year? They just pretend it never happened. But today, oh, yes, it happened. We’re out there doing the mass mush walk, and it’s interesting to note.
Greetings, my friends, and welcome. Rush Limbaugh here behind the Golden EIB Microphone at the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. The telephone number today has not changed, ladies and gentlemen: 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address if you want to send an e-mail is Rush@eibnet.com. Got lots of great audio sound bites today. Dick Cheney yesterday, masterful on Meet the Press. Russert assumed the role of a prosecutor yesterday, and Cheney held up well. I watched The Path to 9/11 last night on the plane ride back home from Los Angeles. I wanted to watch the Manning bowl which was on at the same time. So I intended just to watch the parts of the movie I knew where there might be edits, and I couldn’t tear myself away from it, even a second time, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll talk about it in greater detail here in just a moment. But the edits were not that severe. They really weren’t.
They could have done a lot more damage butchering this thing than they did. But I want to start off here with a little continuation or expansion, if you will, on the lightning bolt realization that I had earlier today that on one day a year the Democrat Party and the American left will actually admit 9/11 happened. You in the Democratic Party and you on the left will solemnly commemorate any anniversary of 9/11, today being the fifth. But while you do this, you know what’s stunning to me is that you won’t support the war effort. Why not? We’re out here admitting what happened — I mean, there were 3,000 people who died and had no idea why, they had no clue why what happened, happened. Their lives were stolen for reasons they never knew. In the immediate aftermath, few people ever really saw the full horror reported by the cameras. The raw footage was deemed too graphic for us to view. Likewise, few ever heard the captured screams of panic or prayers from the dying. Their lives were stolen for reasons they never knew.
You know, we’re civilized people. We have civilized rules of warfare. By the way, have you seen what happened to Abu Ghraib? The Americans have turned it over to the Iraqis and apparently there are screams and shouts coming out of the place now, “Bring back the Americans!” Abu Ghraib’s under new management. We practice civilized rule of warfare, and our own political considerations keep us from showing images of carnage inflicted upon civilian populations in Afghanistan and Iraq, all over the world, Bali, Spain, Kenya. Most people will never see recordings of the beheadings that the terrorists employ because that’s too graphic for our sensibilities. Those who insist that these barbaric acts they commit are on a religious mission are confronted in battle zones far from New York and the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Our military and the civilian victims of terrorism are the only people who see this daily horror up close.
So here we are five years later, some Americans who have never been deprived of personal liberty at all view the war as a political game. Partisan journalists who abuse First Amendment privileges routinely leak national defense secrets. An entire political party solely intent on regaining its power has lost all clarity and has descended into the early stages of utter madness. Those who recognize that the Islamofascist threat to western civilization is real are themselves under attack from a spoiled, na?ve, leftist ideology and a template of moral relativism incapable of distinguishing good from evil. Even today, the Boston Globe, I kid you not — I’m going to paraphrase it — actually, I don’t know why I’m surprised, because I have been telling you this is what the left thinks all along. The Boston Globe has an editorial out today, Boston Globe owned by Little Pinch and the New York Times company, which honestly says that President Bush has done more harm to America than the 9/11 terrorist attacks themselves. They actually said it. They’ve always thought it, and I’ve known they always believed it. Bush is the terrorist.
They think the war on terror began on 9/11. As the movie last night clearly showed, it started many, many years before that. They think the war on terror began on 9/11, and they don’t even consider it seriously using that starting point. Five years ago, evil attacked us. By the way, this movie last night shows clearly the war on terror did not start on 9/11, 2001; and it also illustrates that Bush did not create terrorists, that they were out there and they hated us long before Bush even wanted to run for president. So evil attacked, still attacking us, and we cannot afford to forget it. Here we are on the fifth-year anniversary. As we solemnly commemorate the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and the people who once a year will admit, that, yep, it happened, won’t support the war effort, won’t support retaliating for action that actually caused all this solemnity today. You’ll go through the process of getting to the airport two hours earlier, but you won’t support the war effort. You’ll surrender all of your liquids, except your saliva, but you won’t support the war effort.
I mean, it’s one thing to be flexible and able to adjust to a temporary situation, but do you really expect you, your children, and their children to continue on this legacy, remembering it one day a year? You’ve been complaining, the American left’s been complaining all along that everybody should sacrifice. What they really mean by that is that the rich should be hit with higher taxes. You want to sacrifice? Support the war effort instead of undermining it. Because there’s a hard, cold reality out there, ladies and gentlemen, that we must face. America is at war with Islamofascism, and American liberals are at war with America. And there is no doubt, make no mistake about it.
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