RUSH: March of 2008, then we’ll get to the phones. In March of 2008, Hillary Clinton ran an ad, a Hillary for President ad — and the ad has been scrubbed from her website. There is no YouTube version of it. It has been taken down. You cannot find it anywhere. But I have the transcript of the ad, a little 30-second ad, and this was it. The announcer opens by saying, ‘Barack Obama says he has the judgment to be president. But as chairman of an oversight committee charged with the force of fighting Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, he was too busy running for president to hold even one hearing.’ Then they have Obama actually saying, ‘I’ve (unintelligible) chairman, this committee, beginning campaign, 2007, so, yeah, it’s true. We have not had one oversight hearing on Afghanistan.’ He never did conduct a hearing. The announcer comes back and says, ‘Hillary Clinton will never be too busy to defend our national security, bringing our troops home from Iraq, and pursuing Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan,’ and he closes with the, ‘I am Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.’ You can’t find the ad on YouTube. It’s been scrubbed from her website. Don’t forget, she was given $20 million to help retire her campaign fund. That will buy a lot of cooperation. Mrs. Clinton — Mrs. Clinton, of all people — warned us of this. This is smack-dab in the middle of Operation Chaos, by the way, March of 2008. To the phones we go, Sarah in Las Vegas. You’re first. It’s great to have you with us today. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I have… I’m a little nervous. So I got a 19-year-old grandson in the army and he’s supposed to deploy to Afghanistan in June of next year. (choking up) He wants to go, but I’m very nervous about it with and I just wonder what you think Obama’s going to do about that kid.
RUSH: You know, we took a call from a distressed mother in Texas, I think it was last week. She had the same identical circumstance, other than her son is going before next June. I must tell you: I really feel for you. I don’t know… If I had a son that wanted to go… I’m thinking about, you know, the troops that are there, I’m thinking, ‘What must they think? What is their morale?’ Their commander has asked for more troops otherwise the whole thing may go down the tubes and the guy is flying off to Denmark on a Chicago Olympics bid. He’s on television all over the place talking about health care. He’s putting the decision off pending a ‘strategy review.’ Meanwhile, the North Koreans and the Iranians are launching test missiles, and they send this doofus Gibbs, the White House press secretary out there, to give a statement. Gibbs is saying ‘Iran must demonstrate it will give up weapons program.’ The world doesn’t care what Gibbs says! The world wants to hear what Obama says about it, but Obama is too busy trying to get the Olympics in Chicago and who the hell knows what else. Sarah —
RUSH: — I — I — (sigh)
CALLER: You know to choose —
RUSH: The fact is, I don’t know what Obama is going to do in Afghanistan. All I can tell you is that he has said — I need this quote. I think we had it as an audio sound bite. Certainly we can find the text of the quote. He said he’s troubled with the whole concept of victory in Afghanistan. It reminded him of how humiliating it must have been for the Japanese to sign the surrender treaty in World War II aboard the USS Missouri. I read that and I was aghast. I think if you listen to what the man said at the UN, he doesn’t believe in victory.
CALLER: Well, to die for a noble cause is a noble thing. I believe that. But to go over there with you don’t even care if there’s a victory, it’s pathetic. I’m just sick and tired of it.
RUSH: Look, I understand. To quote former president, ‘I feel your pain.’ I mean I really do. You’ve had this man speak at the United Nations last week that we’re all equal here. There’s no nation any better than any others. The days of us being a superpower essentially are finished.
CALLER: Well, Netanyahu, to me, his speech was just off the charts. I was actually crying when he was giving his speech. It was so moving. And our president got up and apologized for America, which I believe is the greatest country on earth. But there’s nothing wrong with being great. But that’s not what we’re hearing coming out of Washington.
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I can’t emphasize this enough. In the world of Barack Obama the things that made us great are unjust and immoral and are examples of imperialism.
RUSH: Do you realize, look at what he said to the United Nations. ‘To those of you that think my country can’t change I ask you simply look at the last eight months.’ I mean, that is a dangerous —
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: — dangerous self-absorption.
CALLER: I know. You know, and I have a grandson that’s got to go. You know, I have a vested interest in this. Which I always have had, but it’s very personal now. So I just hope he makes the right decision.
RUSH: You know what, I understand you’re saying it’s personal but for all of us, it is. This is our country.
RUSH: It’s your son, but your son’s ours when —
RUSH: — your son goes to battle.
RUSH: Everybody’s son is ours.
CALLER: And I have met so many at his graduation from basic training. He just went through Air Assault School. I’ve met so many young men that want to do what they’re doing.
RUSH: They all do. They volunteer.
CALLER: For me, enrollment is like… You know, that would be the last thing that I would want to do. But I just am so thankful for young men and women who want to do this.
RUSH: So are we all, and that’s why we get angry, upset, when we see them be undercut. And remember, this is not new. For the last five years, Obama and his party single-handedly fought for their defeat in Iraq. They single-handedly fought for it, tried to demoralize the troops, excused them of rape and murder with no evidence whatsoever. In the world of Barack Obama, the United States is the problem. He, in his warped ego, is the solution. And that’s undeniable, and that’s where we are. That’s who we elected. God bless, Sarah. I’m confident that America has not changed as Obama believes it has or wants to make it change, and that this can be beat back. If I didn’t think that, I’d chuck it. And I’d spend the rest of my days making sure the last check I wrote bounced.
RUSH: Here it is. It was from July 29th of this year. Obama was giving a TV interview with ABC News, and here’s the ABC News report: ”Obama: ‘Victory’ Not Necessarily Goal in Afghanistan’ — President Obama has put securing Afghanistan near the top of his foreign policy agenda, but ‘victory’ in the war-torn country isn’t necessarily the United States’ goal, he said Thursday in a TV interview. ‘I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory,’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur,’ Obama told ABC News. ‘We’re not dealing with nation states at this point. We’re concerned with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, al-Qaeda’s allies,’ he said. ‘So when you have a non-state actor, a shadowy operation like al-Qaeda, our goal is to make sure they can’t attack the United States.”
I don’t know that victory is what we’re looking for there, and yet July 15th of 2008, Associated Press, ‘Contending that the US is not pursuing a sound strategy for keeping Americans safe, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Tuesday that fighting al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan would be his top priority after ending the war in Iraq. ‘This is a war that we have to win,’ Obama said in remarks prepared for delivery at the International Trade Center in Washington.’ So July 15th, 2008, this is a war we have to win. July 29th, 2009, ‘I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory’ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a –‘ I don’t think it was Emperor Hirohito, was it? Anyway, just more evidence Obama talked one way during the campaign and it was not true. He is governing as who he really is.
RUSH: I want you to hear this before we go to the break. ABC’s Nightline, July 23rd, 2009, Terry Moran asked Obama, ‘Define victory in Afghanistan, or maybe that’s not the right word.’
OBAMA: I’m always, you know, worried about using the word ‘victory’ because, you know, it evokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur. You know, we’re not dealing with nation states at this point. We’re concerned with al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
RUSH: All right, that’s it. That sets it up. I don’t want to hear him mispronounce ‘Taliban.’ Those words there: ‘Victory, I’m always worried about using the word ‘victory’.’ And besides, I was right, Hirohito did not come down from the hills and sign the surrender papers.
RUSH: Karen in western Michigan, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush.
CALLER: I am a mother of a soldier who deployed to Afghanistan the end of July, the Fifth Brigade’s 2nd Infantry Division, and I thank you for all the good comments you’ve been making today about the policy of Barack Obama in the Mideast and throughout the world. I had one more point that concerns me, and that is that Iranian missiles are able to reach our bases in Afghanistan and Iraq, and I’m concerned for my son and the other soldiers.
RUSH: Yes. Ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force. You are now, I don’t know, the third or fourth call from a parent of a member of the US military. And I totally (sigh) totally understand the emotion you have about this. This is really unprecedented. I think the closest we could probably come to this was the latter stages of the Vietnam War — and then, of course, we had the draft. These people are all volunteering. Speaking of the draft, isn’t it about time for that? I mean, you know, Charlie Rangel was always trying to embarrass President Bush by suggesting we needed a draft. (interruption) Yeah. I know Chuck Rangel is busy trying to find more millions of hidden dollars he hasn’t reported to the IRS.
RUSH: Do you people remember all during the war in Iraq…? Do you remember the State-Controlled Media, the Drive-Bys and the Democrats all complaining that they didn’t have the right body armor and the Humvees were not armored properly? Remember all of the unmitigated hell that George Bush got from the Democrats in the media that he didn’t care about the soldiers. And now we have a president who cannot decide even if he wants to win a war in Afghanistan. Now, which is more dangerous? One could be fixed, and it was. The other is a personality flaw that is unfixable and deadly — and that would be Obama.
RUSH: Candace in Clarksville, Tennessee, glad you called, great to have you here. Hello.
CALLER: Mega mega dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I am concerned because my husband is in the military and he will be deploying next spring for the third time. I want the president to be concerned enough about the war to talk to his commanders more than once in 70 days. And what is he doing, Rush? He’s trying to make sure that the Olympics are going to be in Chicago in 2016. And all I have to say to any liberals listening out there is that Iran did not test fire any missiles while Bush was in office because Bush practiced peace through strength. And this stuff has me scared, Rush, it really does.
RUSH: By the way, do you know it’s not a coincidence that today is the day the Iranians fired the nukes. It’s Yom Kippur, a Jewish holiday.
RUSH: And those missiles and their test firing are among other things to determine how far along they are at being able to target those missiles at Israel. So it’s not an accident. That’s a very good observation. They didn’t launch any of this stuff during the Bush years. The Norks did, but the Iranians didn’t. Do you remember what Biden said during the campaign? (paraphrasing) ‘We’re going to be tested, Obama is going to be tested, Barack is going to be tested, the first six months going to be tested, and we’re going to have a real problem on our hands, and you’re not going to understand, you’re not going to appreciate our response to it, and we’re begging you to hang in with us.’ Do you remember him saying that?
CALLER: Yes, I do.
RUSH: Well, I don’t know if this is it or if it’s yet to come. But we’ve got a pretty good idea why Biden thinks we’re not going to hang in with him. More and more people like you, you’re the fourth or fifth call now since last week about this, military member family worried about the commitment of the commander-in-chief when your husband or son or daughter is heading off to the theater of battle. Let me ask you a question. Is your real concern, is your concern really based on whether or not this president will defend the country or will give your husband in this case all the tools necessary to win?
CALLER: I’m concerned on both. I want him to give the commanders the tools necessary that they need to win this war, and Obama has shown no interest whatsoever in winning this war. I mean I just want them to have the support that they need over there. I really do. I want them to win. I want them to fight to win, and I have no confidence in this administration, I’m sorry, I just don’t.
RUSH: Amen. Join the club. More and more people have that same sentiment. It’s a dawn of reality coming up and more and more people are glaring at it, not happy with what they see.
David in St. Louis, glad you called. Welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: Thank you, first-time caller. I got a question for you. I’m a union guy from St. Louis, been a military reservist for over 20 years, son on active duty, another son getting ready to go into the Army. I pop open my St. Louis Post-Dispatch this weekend and what do I read? A $20 million earmark for the Kennedy Institute out of a $360 billion defense budget that was snuck in there by Senator John Kerry. Has anybody beside myself called and been alarmed by this idea?
RUSH: I’m glad you reminded me. I saw that over the weekend, or maybe it was today I looked at it. Yeah, $20 million in there for a memorial, in essence, to Teddy Kennedy in the defense bill, defense appropriations bill.
CALLER: Yeah, they say it’s going to be for the library to house the papers for a billionaire family and they say this will only cover 40% of the institute’s initial fundraising.
RUSH: Well, we gotta have some sympathy for the Kennedys. They may be a billionaire family but they got about 1,500 sponges soaking it up who still haven’t figured out how to get a real job.
CALLER: Another question for you.
CALLER: Did you see 60 Minutes last night?
RUSH: Yeah, I saw the audio. I don’t watch the show anymore. It’s called the National Football League on Sundays for me.
CALLER: Well, another thing that caught my attention as a military family —
RUSH: Quickly, very quickly.
CALLER: Okay, the general said he’s only talked to the president one time since he’s been in office. To me that’s stunning.
RUSH: Yep, one time in 70 days. One time. With all the high-tech Obama has, only one time. But you gotta understand, now, he’s gotta go get the Olympics for Chicago in 2016, he’s been talking to Mayor Daley a lot, and Obama has his priorities, people need to understand.