RUSH: To the phones we go, Jesse in Houston. This guy was in Afghanistan when I was there, and has a report. Hey, Jesse, how are you?
CALLER: I’m doing fine, sir, how are you?
RUSH: Never better, sir. Glad you called.
CALLER: Thank you. I just got back. I’ve been home for two weeks now, and I’m going to tell you one thing. The base that you were at was in Kandahar, and that’s where I was. You went to visit us there. I did not get a chance to see you because of security restrictions and everything. They did not let us know you were there. But basically you were there for the troops. We appreciate it very much, sir, and I’m going to tell you one thing, that base right now, you ought to see it now. It has expanded, it has grown, and we have the number one top-notch military forces there. And that’s all I gotta say about that.
CALLER: Very much so. Very much so.
RUSH: You know, I’ll tell you, Jesse, what amazed me. I’ve never been to Afghanistan. I’ve never been to anyplace like Afghanistan before. And it totally changed my view of —
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: — poverty and struggle and this sort of thing. The US military installations I saw, like at Kandahar —
CALLER: Well, where are these women libs right now about women’s lib and everything? They need to go over there and see how these people live and see how those people are being treated and tell me that we’re not making a difference over there. Yes we are. We’re making a big difference and I’m so proud to be an American.
RUSH: This is how every one of you guys that I ran into over there was. You were there because you loved your country; you were there on a mission, and I didn’t find anybody who didn’t want to be there. I didn’t find anybody who was there because they had to be there. I didn’t find anybody that was upset. Sure there were people upset, but I didn’t run into them. But what I was going to say was, the US military installations that they build, the temporary installations for housing and so forth, the water treatment systems, the HVAC, were thousands of years ahead of how average Afghanistan people live. It was the most amazing thing to drive through Kabul. We would go on convoys of multiple SUVs. We had security people in every one. The convoys did not stop for anything. People, red lights, didn’t matter. You zigzagged behind the SUV you were trailing, and the SUV behind you is doing the same thing, so everybody was constantly a moving target. This stirred up a lot of dust like crazy. I’m looking out the window, and there are Afghanis with their outdoor markets, food, sides of beef, goat, whatever it was, just hanging with dust all over it. It was mind-boggling. I just had a whole new appreciation for it. I met a lot of great people over there. Jesse, it’s great for you to call. It’s wonderful to hear your attitude about that.