RUSH: Vince in Columbus, Ohio, you’re up next on EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It’s an honor.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: President Bush thinks that right after he’s out of office, history will show that he did the right things and made the right decisions when he was in office. But what he doesn’t realize is that when you mention the House Un-American Activities Committee, the first name you think of is Senator Joseph McCarthy. Do you people take the time to wonder how a Senator would run a House committee? I think that Bush is wrong in assuming that history will show his actions were justified and correct, just like how most historians link the House un-American activity to a, quote, evil Republican, unquote, instead of to the Democrats who actually ran the committee?
RUSH: Yeah, I don’t know that Bush has actually said that his historical legacy will improve the moment he’s gone. I think what he actually means is that when history writers who are not even alive today begin to write the history of this era, because, let’s face it, people writing current history are liberals. It’s likely that they will be liberals that are not yet born who will write history, but I understand what you’re saying. But to compare Bush and McCarthy here is a little bit of a stretch, or to the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was supposedly run by McCarthy (laughing) I know what you’re saying, everybody thinks McCarthy ran the committee when he was in the Senate. But Bush thinks this because he thinks, and he’s talking here pretty much about foreign policy, that the decisions he made in fighting the war on terror, the war in Iraq, will at some point prove to have been the right thing to do. Reagan was the same. Reagan said history will take care of this, history will get it right, and of course people that are still alive today that wrote Reagan history, still writing it, are trying to revise it because it was effective and it was successful.