RUSH: Last night on 60 Minutes this is Obama discussing the planning of the raid that got Osama.
OBAMA: This was in a residential neighborhood. I mean one of the ironies of this is, you know, I think the image that Bin Laden had tried to promote was that he was an ascetic living in a cave. This guy was living in a million-dollar compound in a residential neighborhood.
RUSH: He was living in a pigsty. I mean for crying out loud he was living in a glorified hut. He wants to continue with this notion of a million-dollar compound in a residential neighbor. Folks, it was a pigsty. I’m not trying to offend Muslim sensibilities here. Pigsty’s been around long before I was aware that that had some sort of possible problem with Muslims. I mean, for crying out loud, dirty windows, half eaten food on the floor, filthy clothes shoved under the unmade bed. I mean it looked worse than a teenage kid’s room. It looked like a crack house. And they continue with this business here that it was some million-dollar property. And if it was a million-dollar property, was he paying his taxes? Was he paying his fair share, as far as the Pakistanis are concerned?
But obviously they’ve got an image of Bin Laden that they want to have continued. They don’t want the image of Bin Laden living in a cave. They want an image of Bin Laden, charismatic, but I mean we see this guy huddled in a cheap blanket wearing a ski cap watching television in his pigsty. He looks like a bum in a homeless shelter somewhere. And now — I don’t know if you’ve seen this — now they are trying to convince us that he was in total charge of al-Qaeda and that that pigsty where we see Bin Laden sitting was the command-and-control center. That is the command-and-control center? A couple of 14-inch analog TVs with rabbit ears, a remote control for his satellite unit, for his satellite dish.
I just have a tough time buying the idea, seeing Bin Laden wrapped in his blanket commanding his international network of operatives using his satellite TV and his 14-inch TV. For crying out loud, they are really stretching this. They are really asking us to believe a lot here. They told us no television, no phone lines in or out, no Internet in or out. Yet we found out he’s watching Al Jazeera, which happens to be Hillary’s favorite network. He’s watching C-SPAN and searching for himself on television, which is a lot like our own TV personalities here. I mean I could give you a list of five or six. What do you think they do when they’re not hosting their shows? They’re at home trying to find themselves on TV and they watch themselves. Now, Obama likes Al Jazeera, he likes Al Arabiya, and so does Hillary. But I guess when you ask the question, what’s more important to the media right now, trying to convince us Bin Laden was still in charge of al-Qaeda or that Obama was in charge of the raid that killed him: I guess it is the latter.
RUSH: Now, before you people go getting all offended on me, you gotta understand something. The customs in Islam and the Muslim world are quite different from the feminized culture of the United States. Here’s a guy with three wives living in a pigsty. One ought to be enough to keep it clean. Now, wait, we’re… (interruption) No, no, no! Don’t do that to me. Do not look at me that way. We’re talking about the Muslim religion. We’re not talking about feminized America. Even warning you, I got the reaction I was warning you not to bother me with. You know, it’s suicide to tell a joke today about how a dirty place is because a woman won’t clean it.
I’m not stupid enough to do that, but over there? What else do they do? You know, that and run around in the kitchen. That’s exactly it. Osama had three of them over there, and the place is still a pigsty. (interruption) Well, that’s what I say, “babies and clean;” and you’ll note the NAGs do not take up their cause. They don’t. The NAGs couldn’t care less what happens to women in that culture. Not at all. (interruption) Oh, don’t give me “hard to find good staff” business. I mean, you have the Pakistani army down the street if you want to have somebody come in and clean it up. There’s plenty of opportunity.
To live in squalor like that, it’s almost a choice, but then to hear the President of the United States… There’s so much imagery happening here. He’s gotta make it look like this guy is living in the land of luxury, that he’s in charge of the command-and-control of al-Qaeda, million-dollar compound? Give me a break. Jeez! I just think it’s hilarious to watch the pretzeling that’s going on to try to make this into something that it wasn’t. Also, former Vietnam veteran, John Kerry, the haughty John Kerry on CNN said it’s time to stop questioning the exact occurrences in Bin Laden’s house before his death in Abbottabad.
“I think those SEALs did exactly what they shoulda done,” said Senator Kerry. This was on Face the Nation. “We need to shut up and move on about the realities of what happened in that building. Time to move on now.” Which, of course, is the solution to every single tight squeeze a Democrat president gets himself into: Just shut up. Don’t ask any questions about, just leave us alone, we’ve told you what the answer is. Don’t bug us about it, just move on. The American people don’t care; the American people moving on. Why can’t you, blah, blah, blah, blah, whatever. So clearly Kerry is being nervous. Their spin efforts aren’t working.
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