RUSH: There’s a joint press conference going on right now between President Bush and the new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. This guy, all this talk about we’re going to get out of Iraq, something’s happened, because he’s singing a whole different tune. One of the things he said, ‘We should acknowledge the debt the world owes to the United States for it is leadership in this fight against international terrorism.’ When I heard him say that, I could just hear Nancy Pelosi’s face crack, and I could just hear Dick Durbin and Russ Feingold, who was on TV yesterday — by the way, Russ Feingold was taken to the cleaners by Chris Wallace yesterday on this US attorneys business and all of these investigations that the Congress has mounted of the president. He had to admit they have nothing! They have nothing. They think there might be something, they think they might find something, but they have nothing.
Also, yesterday in the New York Times, there was a front-page story below the fold, and the headline: ‘In the ’60s, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out in Letters.’ Did you read this, Mr. Snerdley? Well, I’m getting to that in just a second. We’re going to cover that in great detail, the New York Times column today. Two Brookings Institution guys — these are leftists, by the way — saying, ‘Hey, we are winning in Iraq.’ Feingold also said, (paraphrasing) ‘I don’t care. I don’t see any evidence. I’m just not going to accept the president’s word.’ This is going to be a big problem for the left because these two guys just got back from Iraq, they say the surge is working, it’s showing great promise. It would be unconscionable, they say, to pull out of there prior to 2008. You can hear Pelosi’s face crack again when she got up and read this this morning. You could probably see it crack when she read this. The left-wing blogosphere is no doubt going nuts. Maybe it’s too much to hope for, but can you imagine how the attitude and the mood in this country would change if the reporting about the surge working could actually serve to help unite the people of this country behind this effort? Do you realize the difference that would make in public attitudes and moods? I know it’s a long shot, because the left is already invested in defeat, as are the Democrats in Congress. But it will be interesting to see.