RUSH: Larry in Turlock, California. Welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here, sir.
CALLER: ‘Dit-dit-dit dittos, tell us about that man.’ That’s about how long I’ve been listening to you, Rush.
RUSH: Oh, my gosh. You’re going way, way, way, way back.
CALLER: I’m an American, I’m a Vietnam-era veteran, and I’m a truth seeker. My comment is on that dog-and-phony show I saw last night on TV. I know one when I see one. I think we found the weapons of mass destruction. It’s called politics of mass destruction; it’s called media of mass destruction. I witnessed that last night on my TV. It brings me in mind George Washington is who the president should model himself after: Lead the troops into battle, as George Washington did. Stop killing my brothers and sisters in the US military, and may you all live to fight another day.
RUSH: Well, let me just add to this that in the three months that Obama has dithered in making this speech last night, 116 US servicemen and women have been killed in Afghanistan — while awaiting reinforcements that were asked for by their commander, General McChrystal. So that is why Larry here says, ‘Stop killing our brothers and sisters in the US military, and may you all live to fight another day.’ Weapons of mass destruction, you think it’s the media?
CALLER: I know it’s the media. They’re killing us. You cannot tell your enemy your strategy and then expect not to be getting your butt kicked.
RUSH: You know, Larry, it’s not just that. I know we told the strategy, but again I want to put this out there because this is chilling when you look at it this way. Instead imagine this. Instead last night of seeing our president on TV say what he said, imagine that we’re urged to watch a national address, a world address, from the leader of the Taliban, Mullah Omar. And in his speech, Mullah Omar says (doing mullah impression), ‘We are going to train 30,000 new terrorists. We are going to make them killers and we are going to make them mean. And then, in two years, we are packing up and leaving for Pakistan!’ Would we not be declaring victory over that? Would we not be thinking, ‘Mullah Omar just surrendered! He huffed and puffed. He’s going to train 30,000 new terrorists, and in two years they’re packing up for Pakistan?’ We’d be throwing parties! We’d be saying, ‘We won!’ Well, what do you think they’re doing wherever they are in their caves in Pakistan and Afghanistan, after hearing the president essentially say the same thing last night?
RUSH: Tim in Dayton, Ohio. Great to have you with us, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Yes. Thank you, sir. I heard you mention earlier that Chris Matthews called the West Point Academy there the enemy and then you played the sound bite a little later on. First of all let me say I do not agree that what his calling the academy the enemy. That was quite extreme.
RUSH: Well, he is ‘the enemy camp.’
CALLER: Yeah, exactly.
RUSH: Obama going into ‘the enemy camp.’
CALLER: But after you played the sound bite I realized the context was less than warm and friendly as far as the reception was, and again not like an enemy. But it was not friendly, like a good friend would be. But again I disagree with it because the simple truth it would be like if two people disagreed and one called the other Satan for disagreeing, that would be the extreme example of doing that, but, again, the context —
RUSH: Wait a second. I’m not sure what you’re saying. Are you saying you understand why Matthews said it?
CALLER: Well, again, I don’t agree with it; but, yes, I do understand it.
RUSH: Okay. Why did he say it?
CALLER: He said it to I guess provide an extreme allegory to being like an enemy in that it was not warm and friendly. I mean, an enemy would not be warm and friendly to a person and that was kind of his extreme allegory. And again I do not agree with it because that would be like two people disagreeing and one calling the other Satan for disagreeing.
RUSH: No, it’s not like two people disagreeing.
RUSH: You have the president of the United States —
CALLER: Mmm. Right.
RUSH: — who is the commander-in-chief.
RUSH: He’s their boss. He’s they’re inspirational, motivational leader — well, by design. For a member of the vaunted United States State-Controlled Media to suggest that we have a president that would consider a military academy enemy territory —
RUSH: — what have we done to ourselves? This is like saying, if you’re a chicken farmer, ‘Hey, let’s have Colonel Sanders over.’ There is no context here. This is outrageous. It’s outrageous that we have come to this, that it is understood that he got a president who when he goes to the military academy, is treading in enemy territory! Stop and think about that! It’d be one thing if the president were going to go have a talk with the Taliban troops at whatever their training academy is, but he went to ours. I can understand the president’s going to enemy territory if he’s going to go over to Afghanistan or Pakistan or whatever, but not to West Point! Arrrrggggghhh! My best Howard Dean impersonation. You know, folks, there are a lot of people on our side today trying to sound reasonable. A lot of people on our side, the conservative side, saying, ‘We must support our president in this. We must not be partisan on this issue. This is national defense and national security. We must get behind our president on this.’
No. ‘Cause our president gave his left-wing base the policy victory here. The president just surrendered! Send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan for what? Did he spell it out? I didn’t hear it. Now, if there’s a plan, he should have said so. You know, you don’t have to give away the playbook here, but you can say what the objectives are to rally the troops. ‘We’re not going to let ’em take the cities!’ That’s all you have to say. ‘These troops are going to protect the cities. We’re going to make sure the Taliban does not retake that country and get a stranglehold on it and enable Al-Qaeda to come back in. We’re going to not give up control of the cities, and that’s what we intend to do.’ Motivation! Inspiration! Rally! There was none of that.
(Obama impression) ‘I want to send troops over there and I’m going to bring ’em home just in time for my campaign.’ Again, I ask you: We’re watching TV last night, and instead of Obama preempting Snoopy, it’s Mullah Omar. Mullah Omar, he’s got one bad eye and one good eye — and he stutters, even when he has a teleprompter. He’s sitting there and he’s reading the Al-Jazeera teleprompter. He’s standing in front of whatever machine gun backdrop that they stand in front of over there, and he says (doing mullah impression), ‘You do not scare us. We kill you! We continue to kill you! We are going to train 30,000 new terrorists for Al’lah. We are going to yell, ‘Allahu Akbar!’ to you, and then in two years we are leaving’k. We are going to Pakistan. We are leaving you the country. We hate you!’ We’d be laughing at the guy. So you have to imagine Mullah Omar and the boys sitting there watching Barack Obama say the same thing. While he admits that we’ve made some mistakes and essentially says, ‘Hey, look, these guys have a point. You know, we have made some mistakes here as a country.’ I know that militant Islamists do not drink, but that speech last night coulda made ’em break out the champagne as a first, folks. I mean, that’s how bad it was.