RUSH: Obama. We were talking about Iraq and the surge, and ‘it doesn’t work,’ and my brilliant prognostication of a year ago in which I asked: What happens if this all turns around? Do you realize how they’ve pigeonholed themselves? And after all, folks, we’re talking about the United States military, which does not lose (unless the Democrats are in charge) and the Democrats tried to secure defeat but they couldn’t, because on this George W. Bush hung tough. Last Friday on PMSNBC (otherwise known as DNCTV) Morning Joe, Obama campaign strategerist David Axelrod was asked by Mike Barnicle, ‘Do you know whether Senator Obama thinks there’s been progress made in Iraq?’
AXELROD: I — think w-w-what he’s — what he’s said is that there’s been, uh… I mean he never disputed the fact that if you throw a — a surge of American soldiers in an area that you can, uh, make a difference.
RUSH: Really? ‘He never disputed the fact’ never? ‘that if you throw a surge of American soldiers in an area that you can make a difference?’ Let’s go back to January 14th of 2007, about a year and a half ago, Senator Barack Obama is the guest and says this about more troops in Iraq.
OBAMA: We cannot impose a military solution on what has effectively become a civil war. And until we acknowledge that reality, uh, we can send 15,000 more troops; 20,000 more troops; 30,000 more troops. Uh, I don’t know any, uh, expert on the region or any military officer that I’ve spoken to, uh, privately that believes that that is gonna make a substantial difference on the situation on the ground.
RUSH: He’s an idiot. He is a lying idiot! He says he can’t find a general who will tell him it worked? Have you ever heard of David Petraeus, who is a general? It is working. A year and a half ago, he is dead wrong. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. When he’s put on the spot like this, and he doesn’t have an answer prewritten that he has memorized, he is wandering aimlessly in search of a thought. Axelrod said, ‘Well, of course going to throw soldiers at something, it’s going to work.’ No! Just the opposite. Obama, in his own words: the surge is impossible. We will hold onto this bite, and we will continue to play it at the appropriate strategic times to clearly illustrate: This man knows not at all from what he is saying.