RUSH: This terror plot. As I say, I found this on page 30 of the New York Times. They didn’t think it was a big deal at all. Here’s a report from CBS in New York: ‘Feds Say Terrorist Plot Poorly Planned — In the latest terrorist threat to New York City, the alleged terrorists are all middle-aged men, the oldest 63-year-old Guyanese immigrant Russell Defreitas.’ It’s not
Everybody’s downplaying this as, ‘Well, this wouldn’t have worked,’ and, ‘These guys are just a bunch of idiots.’ But that’s not the point of this. The point of this is, here we have the report. How many people now are going to be even more nervous than they are about flying? How much ratcheting up of security conditions and procedures is going to take place at all the airports now? How many more delays? How much earlier is everybody going to have to get to the airport? Just the real life aspects of something like this are very real life. The second thing is, they’re here. The timing of this couldn’t have been worse for the Democrat debate, and I wonder why the New York Times put it on page 30. Remember, George Bush can’t be right about
I said, ‘I’m not sure about that. They might hope for a very liberal judge here and have these guys acquitted.’
But you know what I think when we ought to do? Send ’em to Gitmo! I think every one of these terrorists, period, ought to be sent to Gitmo.
I have an idea. We need to move Gitmo. We need to move it out of
But you watch the results of this. The transportation safety and security authorities are going to have to ratchet up security, and people aren’t going to fly. They’re going to sit home and say, ‘I’m not going to fly. I don’t want to mess with this,’ because people are going to know that this is something that is a very real possibility. When you have half the country… Look, 35% of Democrats, that’s not an insignificant number of people. They think that Bush knew about 9/11 before it happened. If they think that, then they also have to think that he
These Democrat candidates, I’m telling you, folks, do not inspire any kind of confidence whatsoever when it comes to national security or the war on terror. They’re trying to convince everybody that this is much ado about nothing, vastly overblown, or that it’s simply the result of the election of Bush and the fact that he’s in Iraq and took the country to war there, and once we get rid of Bush, the terrorists around the world are going to love us, not consider us a threat and so forth. The Democrats will fan out. Did Edwards say that he would run around the world and he would make restoring our image the number one priority? I’ll lay you ten to one somebody in this debate said this last night: ‘We have to repair the image that Bush is destroying the country,’ and included in that is talking to these terrorists. The Democrats think they can appease them because they’ve bought into the notion that the country is not hated; it’s just Bush that is hated around the world and once we get rid of Bush and the Democrats are in office, then there will be love and devotion and flowers popping up all over the world in celebration, and America will once again be loved. It’s ignorance like that, that will put us in great, great danger because of the inability to accept reality.
RUSH: Howard in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We own Allentown, by the way. We’re huge there. Howard, nice to have you on the program.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?
RUSH: Fine, sir.
CALLER: It’s an honor to talk to you. I wanted to make a point about how they’re saying that this terror plot at JFK wasn’t ‘very well thought out’ or planned out. You know, any terror plot can be just as significant if only one person loses their life, you know? That could be somebody’s spouse or daughter or brother or sister that gets killed. You know, it doesn’t… Just because it was stopped in the early stages that it didn’t kill 3,000 people, doesn’t make it any less significant.
RUSH: Exactly, exactly! That’s why the New York Times puts it on page 30. If you didn’t know that it had happened and the New York Times is your only source, the odds are you’re not going to know about it even now because you’re not going to get to page 30, because before you get to page 30 you’ll throw the front section away and go to the magazine and you’ll read the latest cool places, art galleries and so forth that you ought to be. Then you may even go there. You’ll miss it. That’s why the other Drive-By Media outlets call it ‘farfetched. It ‘didn’t have much of a chance at success.’ That’s missing the entire point, which you just mentioned. It’s not whether just one or 3,000 die. It’s that they are here, and it is that the Democrats have tried to dismantle virtually every program put in place to uncover these plots before they happen.