RUSH: You know, ladies and gentlemen, it’s amazing. The Democrats’ experts on the military, they have no concept how to win. They don’t want to win, and they challenge the integrity and honor of General Petraeus, sitting before them in full military dress with his four stars, and they tell him that he’s come up to lie to them. They also tell us they need to run our health care industry, not the doctors, not the medical professionals, not the highly trained specialists in medicine. No, no, no, no! Democrats need to run our health care, people like John Edwards, the Breck Girl, and Hillary Clinton. Yet they are never questioned on their expertise. Nobody said, ‘Well, who the hell are you to run the health care of this country? Who are you to determine military policy?’ They never, ever, are questioned on it, and we are going to stop giving them a pass on this, and we are going to stop laughing at them when they make these statements. By the way, General Petraeus tells the Democrats what to do with their ‘Bush Report’ talking points.
PETRAEUS: At the outset I would like to note that this is my testimony. Although I have briefed my assessment and recommendations to my chain of command, I wrote this testimony myself. It has not been cleared by, nor shared with, anyone in the Pentagon, the White House, or the Congress until it was just handed out. As a bottom line up-front, the military objectives of the surge are in large measure being met.
RUSH: (Raspberry) Take that, Lantos! (Raspberry) Pardon me, friends. I can’t help it. They have spent a week demeaning and impugning the integrity of the most gifted, qualified four-star general we’re told we’ve got for this particular mission. They have said to his face this morning that he is a liar; that he is simply going to mouth words offered by the president. He took it right back at them. Now what are the Democrats going to do? What will they do? They’ll call him a liar again, is what they will do, ladies and gentlemen. Exactly right, Mr. Snerdley. They’ll call him a liar again. Back after this, while I cool down with some soft music.