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RUSH: Columbia, Maryland, as we go back to the phones on Open Line Friday. Hi.

CALLER: Hello, Mr. Limbaugh. How are you?

RUSH: Fine and dandy, sir. Thank you.

CALLER: Great. I’ve been listening to you for about 17 years, and today’s the first time I have attempted to call, and I got through.

RUSH: Congratulations. That’s a major accomplishment. A lot of people have been trying for 20 years and haven’t made it.

CALLER: Listen, while we’re asking the president for apologies, I think the president should apologize to all those brave men and women he committed to the battlefields of Afghanistan. For him to suggest that victory isn’t his objective, let me ask you this, does anybody doubt that the objective of every one of those brave warriors is victory? I mean this guy — I can’t even figure out where he comes from. It sounds as though he’s afraid of achieving victory because then he’d have to apologize for that.

RUSH: I think you’re right. I think there is a guilt that he has associated with US victory, US success. There is a guilt that it’s somehow immoral and unjust because we have an unfair advantage going on in. But you are exactly right. If you’re just tuning in, Barack Obama said that he doesn’t like the word or the concept ‘victory’ being tossed around when discussing things in Afghanistan because when he thinks victory, he thinks of Emperor Hirohito coming down from the mountains and signing a surrender agreement with MacArthur on the USS Missouri. I read that, I said, ‘What the hell?’ But your perspective here, ‘Then what are these brave troops doing over there?’

CALLER: Exactly.

RUSH: He said all they’re trying to do is prevent these people from attacking the US. But we’re not. He said we can’t achieve victory out there, Bill, because these people aren’t even part of the country.

CALLER: Well, if this commander-in-chief is committed to anything short of victory, he should be impeached. When I read this I was so outraged, and thank God I have not lost anybody close to me in this war. But I could only think about the mothers, the fathers, the wives, the husbands, the children of these people we’ve lost, I can only imagine how they must feel when they hear the commander-in-chief say that, you know, victory really isn’t the overarching concern in this. I mean, I can’t believe this guy.

RUSH: Great point. Great point. Got a problem with victory. Then why have them there in the first place?

CALLER: Exactly. It’s that or nothing should be the commitment because I guarantee you every one of those warriors is committed to victory.

RUSH: Every day Barack Fonda is telling us who he is. Every day. He’s Barack Fonda and Barack Nifong in one day. He’s telling us exactly who he is. Pretty soon he’s going to be… well, he’s Barack Marx every day.

CALLER: It’s outrageous.

RUSH: But now he’s adding, you know, last names, and no birth certificate so he can paint whatever name he wants, Barack Nifong, Barack Fonda, it’s a great point. I hadn’t thought about that, about the parents, family members of those soldiers that are over there. This mission they’re on, it’s a huge offensive we’re on, huge firefights are taking place.

CALLER: Absolutely.

RUSH: Well, look, Bill, I’m glad you called. It’s an excellent perspective.

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