RUSH: Russell in Memphis, Tennessee, welcome, sir, to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. How are you doing?
CALLER: I had a quick history question for you.
CALLER: Ronald Reagan, why did he never respond to the Marine barracks bombing in Lebanon in 1983?
RUSH: Why are you interested in that? I’m curious.
CALLER: Well, I was reading a book about him, When Character was King, and then I started doing some more research on Reagan —
CALLER: — and everything I found said we never responded to that terrorist attack.
RUSH: Are you trying to draw some equivalence between Reagan and today?
CALLER: Yeah, well, a little bit, because —
RUSH: I thought so.
CALLER: — and I am a conservative.
CALLER: But you hear people say that, you know, Clinton left Somalia —
RUSH: Ha-ha-ha. See, my friends, these nice guys think they can smoke me out. You can’t trick the host. I knew this was a trick question, because it matters only to liberals. It’s totally irrelevant to anything happening today.
RUSH: By the way, to answer the guy’s question, ‘Why didn’t Reagan respond?’ He did. It’s one of the most underreported aspects in world history. Amir Taheri wrote about it on April 18th, 2007, in a publication called Gulf News. Basically, Reagan sunk Iran’s navy, if I could just sum this up. We sunk Iran’s navy. The attacks from Lebanon came from Iran, as they still do to this day. We sunk Iran’s navy, but we didn’t talk about it much then because that would have made us look mean, and the mullahs didn’t talk about it because they didn’t want the world to know their navy had been sunk, but it happened.