RUSH: Chris in Laconia, New Hampshire. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hey. Greetings all knowing Maha Rushie.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: Yes. My point was about releasing the photos of Bin Laden and the narrative that’s being pushed is that that would get people to attack us more, and my view is exactly the opposite of the conventional wisdom on that. I think that that would be a good idea because our troops are prepared to be attacked. The big threat is not knowing who the attackers are until it’s on their timing. So if we can, you know, get a situation where the people who are prone to attack us to begin with would attack us when we’re most expecting them to, wouldn’t that be good strategy.
RUSH: Perhaps. I don’t necessarily disagree with that, but that whole argument’s a smoke screen anyway. They already hate us. They can’t hate us any more. They have sworn their hatred for us. There’s another reason for not releasing the photos. It has nothing to do with what they’re saying and I’m not pretending to know what it is. I’m just gonna tell you this. Remember we had this news for you yesterday. In 2009 President Obama authorized the release of 2,000 pictures that supposedly depicted abuse by American soldiers. You remember that? Two thousand. When it comes to pictures that are embarrassing to America, Obama will race to the nearest camera to have those pictures displayed.
The Abu Ghraib photos, all of those photos which were said to be embarrassing to the United States, photos which ostensibly showed abuse of innocent women and children, abuse of innocent prisoners by US interrogators and soldiers, oh, by all means release those pictures, but not this one? Because we don’t spike the ball? That’s not who we are? We spike the ball. We wouldn’t be spiking the ball over Osama’s death. We’d be spiking the ball in celebration of the SEALs and of mission accomplished. I know those 2,000 photos were not new, they were just more Abu Ghraib stuff, but still he authorized their release. Anything to embarrass. Let’s not forget, we’re talking about this man’s great foreign policy, the Republicans say they’re simply not up for it. Republicans: we’re not yet ready to compete in foreign policy with President Obama. This is a guy that’s been running around apologizing for America every chance he gets. He bungled Libya, bungled Egypt, bungles North Korea, bungles Iran, and we’re unable to say that we can compete and debate on foreign policy? Some things are just mind-blowing.
RUSH: Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, which actually hits on Saturday. The cover story is headlined: “A Beast Within the Heart of Every Fighting Man.” It is a blood-red cover with a black silhouette of an American soldier. Now, I have been on the cover of this magazine. They work weeks in advance. The timing is exquisite here. Here is the tease for the New York Times Sunday magazine cover story: “The case against American soldiers accused of murdering Afghan civilians turns on the idea of a rogue unit. But what if the killings are a symptom of a deeper problem?” So the Sunday New York Times Magazine has a story exploring the murderous standards that make up the US fighting man, the average American military recruit and ask, is this what we have become?
Now, the New York Times is trashing the US military every week. The news media now pretend to be grateful to them for taking down Bin Laden — see, folks, this is another thing. Do you realize — and I mean this from the bottom of my sizable beating heart. Ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom. You know as well as I do it’s not just the New York Times. The left-wing media in this country despises the US military. The US military to all leftists is the focus of evil in the world. The agents of imperialism, if you will, and of domination. You know that deep down it just grates on them to have to write all of these stories this week praising the SEALs which is one of the reasons why they’re not spending so much time on the SEALs and why they’re so busy praising Obama. This just has to grate on these people.
They are much more at home reporting stories of Jack Murtha or John Kerry, the haughty John Kerry, who, by the way, once served in Vietnam, accusing our troops of being murderers and rapists and terrorists. That’s the story they like. John Kerry built a career out of criticizing and ripping the American military. Jack Murtha, Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, practically the whole Democrat Party during the last four years of Bush-Cheney were seeking to secure defeat, impugning the character — I mean going so far as to ridicule volunteers because of where they came from. They came from economically depressed areas of the country, the South, the deep South, the Southwest, where, of course, the economy is in the tank and there really is no other option. It’s the only option they’ve got. They can’t get an education. The only way they can have any chance to get out of the horrible places they live is to join the military. They don’t do it because they have a love of country. They don’t do it because they have a sense of mission. They don’t do it because they want to defend and protect the Constitution and liberty. Oh, no. They do it because of this rotten country and this rotten economy and they’ve got no other way out. That’s the standard story, that’s what they love to write about the US military.
They love writing about the US military in defeat. “Mr. Limbaugh, that sounds as crazy as anything you’ve ever said.” Yeah, well, look what the Sunday New York Times Magazine cover is before any of this Bin Laden stuff happened, look at what they were preparing to do. An entire cover story on how the average American military person is a murdering thug. Let me read it to you again. May 1st. It’s last week’s magazine. This came out the very day that the SEALs were attacking and killing Bin Laden. “A Beast Within the Heart of Every Fighting Man — The case against American soldiers accused of murdering Afghan civilians turns on the idea of a rogue unit. But what if the killings are a symptom of a deeper problem?” All this week the New York Times and the rest of the media go bonkers praising the military. It’s gotta grate on ’em.
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