RUSH: You gotta hear this. You know, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went to the UN yesterday and said, ‘The US, you need to be sanctioned and penalized because the US threatens to use nuclear weapons, any nation that does that,’ blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Today he’s on a rant saying that the Zionists in Israel are like a rotting tree, the next storm comes along, the tree is going to fall. So last night Charlie Rose interviewed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Rose said, ‘Why are you attacking the United States all the time?’
AHMADINEJAD: (through translator) Mr. Bush, how many threats, and we kept defending ourselves. When exactly have attacked…
ROSE: Mr. Bush is no longer president.
AHMADINEJAD: Allow me, Mr. Charlie Rose. Are there Iranian forces around US borders or are there American troops around Iran borders?
ROSE: Are American troops attacking Iran? Are American troops attacking Iran?
AHMADINEJAD: Allow me. Mr. Bush four times officially threatened Iran with a military attack. Four times. And his policy, the declared policy was regime change in Iran. He said it officially many times.
ROSE: But Mr. Bush is no longer president. You need to stop suggesting that there’s no difference between President Obama and President Bush. You say that all the time.
RUSH: Oh, come on, Mahmoud, come on Mahmoud, please, can’t you just stop criticizing Obama? Obama is not Bush! Charlie Rose’s feelings are hurt. Last night on PBS. It’s not Bush. Come on, Mahmoud, he’s not Bush. Can’t you see they’re different guys? It’s laughable.