RUSH: Randy in Wichita, welcome to the EIB Network, sir, hello.
CALLER: How you doing, Rush?
RUSH: Good, sir.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, you will remember me back in 1989. I was the chairman of military affairs for the chamber, and myself and Ms. Beall drove you out to McConnell Air Force Base put on you a B-1 bomber so you could turn on the lights and honk the horn.
RUSH: What do you mean I won’t remember that?
CALLER: I said you will remember that.
RUSH: Yes, yes, yes, yes. It was B-1s, right?
RUSH: You had a bunch of B-1s on the tarmac and there was going to be some sort of test, a scramble test the next day on Sunday, and I got to go into one on Saturday.
CALLER: Right. Correct.
RUSH: You were the driver? You took me out there?
CALLER: Yes, I was the president of military affairs at that time for the chamber, and I was the guy that drove the car, you sat right next to me. We had a wonderful conversation going out there and coming back, and I enjoyed it wholeheartedly.
RUSH: That was Beall Air Force Base, right?
CALLER: That was McConnell.
RUSH: McConnell, I’m sorry. McConnell Air Force Base.
CALLER: Yeah —
RUSH: I’ll never forget the sight of all those B-1s out there.
CALLER: Awesome. (Laughing.)
RUSH: It was awesome. That’s what inspired the Diet for Peace, because they let me go up in one.
RUSH: Oh, yeah. You know, I had dreams. Remember this is 1989, and —
CALLER: Right. It was a long time ago.
RUSH: — the Berlin Wall had not fallen yet.
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: We were still in the midst of the Cold War.
CALLER: That was exactly right.
RUSH: And Gorbachev, and we’ve had Gorbasms and everything — and I had dreams of being in flight suit hearing the scramble signal to get in the cockpit, take off, and head to Moscow when the bombs loaded — and I was looking at the cockpit of the B-1, and I was a little too big to slide right in that thing easily so that’s what inspired the Diet for Peace back then.
CALLER: That’s exactly right. Those were the days, but the purpose I’m calling you today, obviously I still keep up with the military and strategies and politics and so forth, and I say this with a grain of salt, but it has some seriousness to it as well, and that is I hope Iran does get a nuclear bomb, and I hope they use it. Now, let me tell you why. Now, I don’t want millions and zillions of people to perish, but I don’t think the United States is going to wake up unless they do. This path that we are on is a dead-end valley. It’s like flying blind into a valley, and if you look at the history of how much more passive that we get as time goes on, I don’t think we’re going to wake up until that event actually happens.
RUSH: I want to pose an opposite thought for you.
RUSH: Or to you. Now, granted it wasn’t a nuke. But 9/11 happened in 2001, and that was a mere six years ago.
RUSH: And it woke America up for about a month.
RUSH: And now, most Americans, ah, they’re trying to forget it, and they’re allowed to forget it because it doesn’t matter. I, seriously, think you’re probably right. There’s a part of me that thinks that if the Iranians or anybody else used a nuke somewhere, that there would be a cacophony of shouting and noise in this country blaming us for it, saying, ‘We’ve got to meet with these people and come up with peace,’ but they wouldn’t want us to retaliate. The retaliation? Look you have forgotten, but after 9/11, the first thing I remember is all these leftists groups sprouting up and saying, ‘We better not retaliate! We better not retaliate. We better not escalate this,’ and they would do so even if a nuke were lit off. Now, you’re talking about a nuke on our soil?
CALLER: Oh, I think a nuke anywhere, but —
RUSH: No, no, no.
CALLER: I’m with you. Yeah, go ahead.
RUSH: If they nuked somewhere not here, pfft! I really wonder about the American public, the majority, the majority of the American public’s will here. I think most people would say, ‘I didn’t see that. Oh, I didn’t see that. Oh, God, that’s — that’s horrible! Let’s hope it doesn’t happen again,’ and try to find some way of making sure the Iranians don’t light off another one.
CALLER: Well, they only have a few options. I know a couple of places that they would actually detonate one.
RUSH: If we have a Democrat in the White House when it happens? Ha-ha-ha!
CALLER: Oh, you’re exactly right.
RUSH: Your theory is all wet. We can drown it in the kerosene.
CALLER: That’s exactly right. Either it would be Israel or the United States, and if it’s United States. Again, I would hope that we would never, ever, ever come to that kind of situation.
RUSH: Yes, you just said you hope we do get hit.
CALLER: Wait, wait, wait. I’m saying I hope that it never comes to that situation, but I don’t know what else it would take to wake up the people and the politicians of the United States so that we know exactly what’s going on.
RUSH: The only thing that would wake up the United States is if they nuked one of Oprah’s homes, that would infuriate them.
CALLER: (laughing) Well, if they killed a polar bear by accident, that might wake them up.
RUSH: They’re not going to waste a nuke on a polar bear. They’re not going to do that. If they nuke someone like Oprah’s house or Leonardo DiCaprio or something, the American people would get plenty tied. They might even get upset if they nuke Paris Hilton’s house.
CALLER: Oh, absolutely. Absolutely.
RUSH: Maybe not on that. I don’t know.
CALLER: Point well taken. I should have thought of that.
RUSH: Well, that’s why I’m here, Randy. It was great reminding me of the trip out there to McConnell. I’ll never forget. It was a great time. Thanks very much.