RUSH: Do you people know that this is National No Name-Calling Week? It is. It is National No Name-Calling Week. “It’s an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing skrools with the tools and inspiration to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.” It’s January 22nd through the 26th, National No Name-Calling Week. That means the Democrats are going to be hard-pressed to respond to President Bush’s State of the Union address tonight. They are going to violate National No Name-Calling Week. Of course, if the libs abided by this, we’d get a week off from being called Nazis, racists, bigots, homophobes, and the like, sexists as well. Here is Matt. He’s on the phone from Wiesbaden, Germany. Welcome, Matt. Nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Thanks for taking my call, Rush.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Rush, I’m a member of the military, and I have to go along with — I totally agree with General Petraeus that if the resolution against the president’s — the — you know, the nonbinding resolution against the president’s decision to send more troops to Iraq, I believe that would help our enemies. I was wondering if anybody would possibly propose in the Senate a resolution that we actually defeat our enemies as opposed to one that hog-ties the president.
RUSH: You know, that is an excellent point. Where is the resolution, ?Godspeed US troops in your new mission, Godspeed, Mr. President?? Where is the unity of purpose on this? Where is the resolution demanding and supporting victory? Of course, there have been a couple —
CALLER: Exactly, Rush. I mean, I just returned from Iraq back in September.
CALLER: I can tell you that the troops are — we see — I mean we get Armed Forces Network over there, we see bits and pieces from Fox News Channel, from CNN, from MSNBC, and the troops are a lot more informed than everybody gives them credit for, and we take all the criticism to heart. We really do.
RUSH: Yeah, I know. I was stunned when I went to Afghanistan two years next month, and all three cable news networks are in all the mess halls and rec rooms everywhere I went on every base. The question I got from troops in Afghanistan at the time was, ?How come they’re not talking about us? They’re always whining and moaning about Iraq.? Because at the time, Afghanistan had quieted down and there was no bad news there. That’s what I told them. But, look, there were a couple resolutions here, Matt, after 9/11, the Democrats demanded one additional one showing that they were tough on crime and they’re tough on terrorism, and they supported the war on terror, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. But as usual, they pull out. The going gets tough, and they scram and they head for the tall grass, and they do engage in these resolutions. Now, there are some Republicans joining them, too, but it’s the Democrats who got this started, and if you’re not going to believe General Petraeus, who are you going to believe? And this guy is universally praised on both sides of the aisle, and he says this resolution is giving the enemy hope. So why isn’t there a resolution for victory? Matt, are you still there by any chance?
CALLER: Yes, I am.
RUSH: Are you listening on Armed Forces Radio or on the web?
CALLER: Actually I’m listening on Armed Forces Radio so I get my one hour a day.
RUSH: I appreciate that. Now, look, I want you to listen to the next call it, because if you’re infuriated by this resolution, listen to this next call. In fact, you know what I’ll do? I’ll put you on hold so you can listen to it on hold. Do not get rid of Matt. I want him to be able to hear it. Are you listening to the program live right now or is it delayed?
CALLER: No, it’s actually live right now. We get the first hour — in Germany we get the first hour live.
RUSH: Okay, well, just keep the radio on and listen to what’s coming next, okay?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Thank you much for the phone call. I appreciate it. God bless you and Godspeed.
CALLER: Thanks for your support, Rush.
RUSH: You bet. Now to Show Low, Arizona, which is one of my all-time favorite names for a town. I love Show Low, Arizona. This is Mike. Welcome, sir. It’s great to have you on the program.
CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: God bless the soldier who was just on. I’m calling in regards to an article that’s on the front page of FoxNews.com, and it’s titled, ?GIs wanted mats, but got insults instead.? Basically what happened was some GIs requested some floor mats they can sleep on from a big company called Discount Mats out of Wisconsin. And they got a response back from them after they requested these mats to sleep on, and the response was, ?We do not ship to APO addresses, and even if we did, we would never ship to Iraq. If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq. Bargain Suppliers Discount-Mats.com.?
RUSH: Yes, I have that story right here. I’m holding it in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers.