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RUSH: Do you remember the left, the anti-war left had one of their pathetic little anti-war protests in Washington? It seems like it was this year, but time is really, really flying. Anyway, there was this Code Pink babe that went to the microphones and said this. Do you remember?

CODE PINK BABE: We women of the United States have a very clear message for every single presidential candidate, including or especially, Hillary Clinton. And we women say, puuuull ouuuut noooow! (Cheers and applause.)

RUSH: Does that not remind you guys of your first and second wives? Maybe even thirds. Pull out now! All right, we got news from Kuwait. “The rate of killings of US troops in Iraq has been on the decline, down by 60 percent, since the launch of the new security measures in Baghdad, according to statistics revealed by the Multi-National Force -Iraq Combined Press Information Centre. Only 17 members of the US military in Iraq have been killed since February 14 till March 13, compared to 42 from January 13 to February 13; the rate was on the decline during the first month of the security crackdown,” called the surge. So the bottom line here is the surge is working. I hope I’m not speaking out of school, but Matt Drudge sent me an e-mail this morning. After he posted this story he started getting death threats and hate mail from kooks accusing him of lying and putting out this kind of news. Drudge said, “You know, it wasn’t until I started getting all these that I actually realized that you are right. They do want to lose.”

That’s a great point, too. I’ve had a number of my friends, these famous dinner parties I described going to in Connecticut and down here — I mention Connecticut only because those are the worst — well, the most challenging. People up there are just depressed as they can be. At any rate, recently somebody said, “Do you really think the Democrats want to lose? ” Now, these are smart people, people that know me very well, intimately, not in the biblical sense, but nevertheless intimately, and they still think I’m going a little over the top. Yes, they want to lose. They are invested in it. They own defeat. Folks, do you understand politically the worst thing that can happen for these people is for the surge to work. The worst thing that can happen would be for this Iraq war to end in a victory. The Democrats are so far out, they can’t come back and claim any credit for it whatsoever. They cannot permit victory to take place. They just can’t. So any news like this that gets publicized, whoever is responsible for it, is going to hear from these kooks, from the fringe.

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