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RUSH: All right, Boise, Idaho, this is Robert, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello, sir.

CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking the call.

RUSH: Yes, sir.

CALLER: First time talking to a million people, so I’m a little nervous. Hey, I just had a quick question. I wondered if you had noticed, does it seem odd to you that any time we accomplish a high-value kill in Iraq, that Biden is the one who makes the proclamation, not President Obama?

RUSH: Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Yeah, I think you’re right.

CALLER: I can’t think of a time that that wasn’t the case, and it seems like everything is always well planned out and well thought with their group.

RUSH: Why do you think that is?

CALLER: Well, my gut feeling is that he doesn’t want to be seen as a trigger guy.

RUSH: Well, there’s one exception to this. Remember when the 17-year-old little black kid, the Somali pirate that was gunned down, the White House put the word out that Obama gave the kill order. So they wanted him to get credit for that.

CALLER: For a pirate.

RUSH: You may be right, he doesn’t want to go out there and be the public face of announcing the kills of a couple of Islamic terrorists. Is that what you’re saying?

CALLER: That is what I’m saying.

RUSH: Yeah. Yeah. Interesting. It could also be because — (laughing) I mean, history is our guide but sometimes they have to come back and say they were wrong about who they killed and of course that’s what Biden is for, is to be wrong.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: And, you know, verbal slip-ups. But I’ll tell you, this al-Baghdadi — and that means he was from Baghdad. Like Saddam Hussein’s name was Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti because he was from Tikrit. I saw the picture of al-Baghdadi, I said, ‘We killed this guy months ago, I thought.’ I knew I’d seen the picture before. Al-Baghdadi was supposedly captured by the Iraqis a few months ago, and now it turns out we’ve killed him on the battlefield. So in this case I think it’s okay for Biden to be wrong because that’s his job. Biden’s job is to put his foot in it. You put a bag of manure on the sidewalk and it’s Biden’s job to step on it, ’cause he always will. Biden’s as dumb as a box of Bidens. So I think that’s one of the reasons, but I also think it’s possible that they don’t send Obama out there, you’re right, they don’t want, ‘I’m here to announce today that we’ve taken down another couple militant Islamic terrorists.’ Somehow he just doesn’t want to do that. Anyway, Robert, thanks for the phone call.

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