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RUSH: St. George, Utah, this is Mike. I’m glad you called, sir. It’s nice to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Yes hello, Rush. Is that really you?

RUSH: It is. It is indeed, sir.

CALLER: Thanks for taking my call, sir. It’s an honor to speak to you.

RUSH: Thank you very much.

CALLER: Congratulations on your 20 years and I hope you have as many more.

RUSH: No doubt about it.

CALLER: Good. Please take care of yourself, Rush. You’re a national treasure. If anything happens to you, I’m afraid this country will go into a depression like we’ve never seen.

RUSH: Yes, and nobody is more aware of that than I. That’s why I exude my full responsibility to you and the country to be here and prevent that very depression from happening.

CALLER: Thank you. Now on to my question. Now that we have this contract with Poland on this missile defense and Russia says they’re going to get us for it — I don’t know who they mean by getting everybody, but — what do you think our Russian leaders are going to do when Russia decides to say now that they’ve done that that they can bring their bombers to ‘Cuber’ and maybe long-range missiles to Venezuela?

RUSH: Hey, let me give you a heads-up. Long before any of this happened, Putin started talking publicly about the need to put missiles back in Cuba. This was about a month ago. They are thinking about that. People are going to have to… You know what? I’m 57. This whole episode… I’ve been doing the show for 20 years, as was just noted — actually 24 years if you count Sacramento. So 1984 through 1992, the first eight years of this show were about communism, the Soviet Union, its satellite countries, its expansionist aims. When I started this program in Sacramento, what was going on then was all this stuff around the Boland Amendment and our attempt to arm the Contras in Nicaragua (the Soviets were attempting to establish a satellite client in Nicaragua) with weapons and everything else.

The Democrats in Washington were doing everything they could to stop us from helping the freedom fighters in Nicaragua. They were backing the communist regime of Daniel Ortega. It’s just starting to repeat itself. I’m getting the feeling here that, ‘Okay, what should we expect the Russians to do if we put these missiles, these Interceptors in Poland?’ Hey, Russians are already thinking about re-arming in Cuba and probably a bunch of other places. ‘This is a world governed by the aggressive use of force.’ The 35 Undeniable Truths are going to become relevant once again. Some of them sort of faded away after the Wall came down and the Cold War was ostensibly over, but another Undeniable Truth of Life is: ‘It is the aggressor who sets the rules in any conflict.’ Now, you can talk about the Geneva Convention and all of that sort of thing; but the Russians, the Soviets, whoever they are, they’re communists still. Putin is KGB. Saakashvili is right about that.

They’re thinking about arming around the world as they once did. They are the aggressors in this, and this is what people I guess are having a tough time understanding. This seven years of poisoning the minds of the American people to accept the silly notion that the United States is the bad guy in the world, it’s obviously taken hold with a lot of people — and we’re not. We are the good guys. The United States is not the problem in the world. The United States is the solution to problems in the world! So we have a newly aggressive Russia run by the KGB, essentially. It’s foolish to sit around and waste time, ‘Well, did we cause this? Is this our fault? Is this our responsibility, Mr. Limbaugh? Did we make these threats and move into Georgia? Is this our fault?’ It doesn’t get you anywhere. Even if you conclude yes, it’s our fault; it’s still happening. But it’s not our fault. It’s a key element of all this.

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