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RUSH: Michael Moore says that we have lost our soul because we killed Osama Bin Laden. He was on the Piers Morgan Tonight program, losing audience nightly, and during a discussion of the death of Bin Laden, Piers Morgan said, “Would you have preferred him to have been captured alive and brought back to trial, maybe in New York?”

MOORE: The story has changed four times now in four days as to what happened. Every day, it started with there was a big firefight, he used a woman as a shield, et cetera, et cetera. They went there with the intention to kill him, that’s an execution, or an assassination, whatever you want to call it. I’m glad he’s gone, but I just feel something has — we’ve lost something of our soul here in this country.

RUSH: Yeah.

MOORE: And — and maybe I’m just an old-school American who believes in our American judicial system, something that separates us from other parts, other countries where we say everybody has their day in court no matter how bad of a person, no matter what piece of scum they are, they have a right to a trial.

RUSH: Michael Moore, unhappy with The One. We kind of enjoy hearing that, in fact.

Here’s Dan in Livonia, Michigan, as we return to the phones on Open Line — a-ha, you thought you were through in there. You shoulda seen them putting on their — “Oh, darn it, he’s taking another call.” They thought they were through in there. They were starting to eat the doughnuts. Okay, Dan, I’m glad you called. Welcome to the program.

CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I got a quick question for you. I understand there was a $25 million bounty on Bin Laden’s head. I was wondering if you know who’s paying for it and who’s getting it?

RUSH: So far nobody.

CALLER: Nobody? I just wanted to let you know that you’ve got a lot of fans up here in Michigan ’cause I’ve seen a Hummer with a bumper sticker on it that said “Rushbo’s Army.”

RUSH: (laughing) Is that right?

CALLER: You got it.

RUSH: That’s nice to know. We own Michigan. I mean even the 47% of Michigan in Detroit that can’t read. The last I heard on this was obviously there might not be a reward. I don’t think the reward was intended for military people whose job it is to find the guy. I think the reward was for traitors, members of Al-Qaeda, somebody like that that would help us find him, Michael Moore or somebody on the street. But the last I saw they were deciding what to do and they didn’t think they were gonna have to disburse the money.

CALLER: Very interesting.

RUSH: Yeah. Well, it kinda makes sense. Unless there is somebody outside of our military apparatus here that participated in this that actually provided information, then it probably won’t be paid. Lord knows we need the money. I mean we’ve got a deficit of $1.6 trillion. It’ll just go into some Obama slush fund. Speaking of which, Obama killed him. Why not give the reward to Obama? You know, as sort of a bonus payment on the Peace Prize.

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RUSH: I got an idea. You remember Obama, by the way, voted to double the reward when he was a senator to $50 million. How about to Dick Cheney? How about to Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, who authorized the interrogation techniques that led to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed giving up the information? You could give it to the CIA interrogators being investigated by Holder.

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