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RUSH: Here’s June in Austin, Texas, as we head back to the phones. Great to have you. Hi.

CALLER: It’s certainly an honor to speak to you, and I thank you for how you love our country and our military. And I would like to ask you what you think about the situation with General Petraeus and the apparent blackmail of him about testifying about Benghazi.

RUSH: Well, when it comes to Petraeus — and I haven’t dug deeply into this. I probably don’t know any more about it than you do. I just know that the Justice Department, Holder and these guys, are thinking of prosecuting, because he’s had this affair with Paula Broadwell and is reputed to have leaked classified info and data to her. To be honest with you, June, I mean, I think a lot of this — I don’t know how much — I think a lot of this is related to Petraeus’ potential as a Republican presidential candidate down the road, and I think they’re trying to take him out.

And, if it’s not that, then there’s something that’s happened between him and Obama that we don’t know about, that is causing this kind of thing to happen, ’cause this is really unprecedented. Petraeus is one of the most celebrated, successful military people of our time. And for the Regime to take him out like this, or to try to — I mean, clearly there’s an effort to besmirch and impugn his reputation, destroy it. And I think with this bunch you cannot, you just cannot remove from the realm of possibility good old simple party politics.

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