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RUSH: This is Tom also in Chicago. It’s great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. Love your show.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I was reading yesterday your recent Limbaugh Letter, which is excellent, and your interview with I think Mr. Ledeen. And he or you made the point that the Japanese attacking the United States was really the event that got us into the war and in effect saved the world, so to speak.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: Isn’t what’s going on right now with the overreach by Obama and the left-wing, left-wingers in Congress, isn’t maybe this the attack on the economy that’s going to wake us all up?

RUSH: I think it’s a combination of things that are going to wake us all up. What he is talking about is I talked to Michael Ledeen, the interview for the current issue of the Limbaugh Letter and, you know, we’re talking about Iran and how we’re going to stop Iran. What’s going to happen to stop Iran? We’re just, the news is — and I haven’t even talked about this the last couple of days because we’re trying to save our economy and country right now on the domestic side. But the chief mullah, the chief Ayatollah, Ayatollah Khomeini, apparently they are just waiting for word from him to go nuke up. And they have we have the US intelligence report this thing that people put out — not from the White House; it’s prepared for the president — that said back in 2006 I think it was (or maybe 2007) that there was no nuclear program but it was made out like Bush was lying about that again and Cheney was lying about that.

It turns out that’s not true, of course. So Ledeen was saying — I was asking him — ‘What’s going to stop this? Are we going to have to get engaged military? He said, ‘No. We don’t move until we have to, Rush. It’s the history of the United States,’ and he said, ‘What got us into World War II? It wasn’t what Hitler did. If it was just contained to Hitler, we probably wouldn’t have done anything. And when the Japanese attacked us, we had no choice — and then we had to get involved everywhere.’ So I said, ‘Well, what’s the equivalent of that vis a vis Iran?’ He says, ‘I don’t know; we’re just going to have to wait and see,’ but he was saying he was not confident that there’s anybody in this country with the courage to do anything to stop them from becoming a nuclear power. So the analogy therefore is the American people are being awakened, and they are being awakened not just by the destruction of the economy. They are being awakened because they are finally seeing the real Barack Obama — and it’s nothing like the man they thought they elected. This is an utter cold, mean spirited, partisan liar.

A man who has to lie about his agenda in order to get people to support it because he can’t be honest. This is why the Democrat Party will eventually implode and fail. They cannot be honest about what their intentions are. They cannot be honest about policies at all. They have to lie. You often hear people complain, ‘Republicans don’t have any strategy. Oh, the Democrats have a strategy. They are always doing, they are always in motion. Why don’t Republicans?’ Very simple. The Republicans make the mistake — and it is a mistake in our culture these days — of relying on facts. They think the power of facts will overwhelm and win the day. We’re up against a bunch of people who are lying through their teeth, sounding not that much different from Republicans, when their agenda’s 180 degrees different but their strategy is to lie and to fool and to get somebody as a candidate who is a smooth talker and speaks in platitudes and comes off as Messianic. Not only does he lie, he sounds excellent doing it. He sounds trusting and confident, educated, smart — ‘clean’ as Biden said. But it’s going to implode because people are awakening now.

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