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Friday, July 08, 2005

Rush Limbaugh: London, Get Over It

Can you imagine the feigned outrage on the right, if Howard Dean said this:

We have President Bush on tape, and we've got Brian Ross on Good Morning America today with the predictable liberal media spin that Al-Qaeda "has become much more skilled as urban warfare by training in Iraq." The unstated implication is that we are responsible for this attack because by engaging the terrorists in Iraq they have learned urban warfare, blah, blah, blah. We'll get to all that in due course. Speaking of the media, you know, I've been watching it all morning like everybody else has. Now, folks, this is going to be morbid. It's going to sound morbid to some of you. Those of you that are in the World War II generation or who have relatives that were will understand this. Those of you who have no connection to anything beyond say 1970 or 1960, you're not going to... Like Dick Durbin, I'm going to apologize in advance for hurting your feelings but I am not going to apologize for what I'm about to say. I'm watching the media today, and all I'm seeing is doom and gloom. I'm seeing hand-wringing anchors talking to hand-wringing terror experts; talking to hand-wringing reporters, talking about, "Oh how horrible! Oh, how terrible! Oh, this is just unbelievable! Oh, woe is us! Oh, what are we going to do!" and, frankly, it offended me. This is not the way to react. What is called for here is a controlled rage, not defeatism, and not pessimism, and not doom and gloomism, and not, "Oh, woe is us," and we don't need a bunch of people out there broadcasting all the oh-woe-is-us-negative aspects of this all day long because they're plainly visible.

It's like we don't need reporters standing in five inches of snow in the wintertime to tell us it's snowing. All we have to do is look out the window. But if you go back, if you go back to World War II, Britain got far worse than this. They were bombed daily by the Nazis. The only difference is they knew it was coming, and they were prepared for it, but look what happened. They rebuilt the country. These are tough people over there, just as we are tough people here. Here's the morbid part. I think will be morbid to some of you - and I'm really going to apologize if this offends you. You've got how many millions of people running through this transit system in rush hour in the United Kingdom, and what do we have? We have 33 dead and 150 seriously wounded. I wouldn't call this a successful terror attack. I wouldn't say these guys missed the boat. If I were the Brits I'd stand up and say, "You think this is going to deter us? You think this is going to stop us from being who we are? We've been through worse than this. We have dealt with worse than this, and we have triumphed over this. You think this is something? You think you've done something great today? You're nothing but a bunch of cowards. You don't have the guts to put on a uniform and attack us and tell us why. You have to put suicide bombs on some of your worthless members, send them on board a bus or hide out in some deep, dark subway tunnel and then blow up people. Well, we don't cower from cowards." Now, I would love seeing somebody say this today, instead of, "Oh, no! Oh, no! It happened again! It happened again! Oh, no! Are we next? What are we going to do, Mabel? Mabel! What...? Can the Supreme Court stop it? Is there anything Rehnquist can do?" Now, if this offends you, again, as Dick Durbin, I apologize for hurting your feelings. But I think I'm being pretty consistent in this, folks.

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Very powerful, excellent, and it was such a great contrast to what we were seeing in our own media this morning with the hand-wringing I was speaking about and the, "Oh, woe is us," and, "Oh, what did we do to cause this," and, "Oh, does this mean we're going to get hit?" and, oh, blah, blah, blah. It's like I said, 40 people dead, 150 seriously wounded, 1,000 wounded out of over a million people in that transit tube. It's not a successful terrorist attack, folks. They didn't succeed in doing anything.

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