Rush Was Right

Sometimes he gets it so right and so early, it sounds all wrong.  But back in May, 2004, when just about the entire world was condemning American soldiers’ conduct in an Iraqi prison – even Monkey Boy was at least officially appalled – Rush Limbaugh had an entirely different take.  Set the scene:

Hours before President George W. Bush announced plans to address the Arab world to condemn the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military personnel at the Abu Ghraib prison, Rush Limbaugh justified the U.S. guards’ mistreatment of the Iraqis, stating that they were just “having a good time,” and that their actions served as an “emotional release.”

LIMBAUGH: Exactly. Exactly my point! This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation and we’re going to ruin people’s lives over it and we’re going to hamper our military effort, and then we are going to really hammer them because they had a good time. You know, these people are being fired at every day. I’m talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of need to blow some steam off?  — reported on MediaMatters

He likened the torture of prisoners of war to fraternity hazing, and made the point that it wasn’t about interrogation or military advantage, but rather the healthy release of pent-up emotions on the part of stressed-out American boys and girls.  From that standpoint, he says, it wasn’t torture at all.

Now hear this:

The torture of Iraqi detainees at a secret prison in Baghdad was far more systematic and brutal than initially reported, Human Rights Watch reported on Tuesday.

The group said it had interviewed 42 detainees who displayed fresh scars and wounds. Many said they were raped, sodomized with broomsticks and pistol barrels, or forced to engage in sexual acts with one another and their jailers.

All said they were tortured by being hung upside down and then whipped and kicked before being suffocated with a plastic bag. Those who passed out were revived, they said, with electric shocks to their genitals and other parts of their bodies.

“Abu Ghraib was a picnic” compared with the secret prison, said Sheik Abdullah Humedi Ajeel al-Yawar, one of the most influential Sunni Arab tribal leaders in the northern province of Nineveh.  –

Hazing, a picnic, you get the idea.  Fun and games.  Girls just wanna have fun.

Clearly, if America wants our troops to remain at the top of their game, respected by the entire world (friend and foe alike) for their effectiveness and professionalism, we need to upgrade their torture skills.  What’s with the snarling German Shepherds in the cell or the simulated sex acts when you can rape and sodomize?  This is the enemy, guys – stop treating them like human beings!  Don’t you want to win the world’s respect and earn their loyalty?  What are we, French or something?

Reviewing all this, I’m appalled all over again at the way every facet of our culture and way of life seems to have declined during the 8 years of Monkey Boy’s  administration.  In Iraq, we didn’t even torture our prisoners correctly.  Our own allies were doing it better, right across the street!

It just comes down to one basic issue: Do we want to be the best in the world at what we do, or don’t we?  Are we going to let self-loathing liberals set our agenda, or are we going to show some real balls and ram pure Americanism down the world’s throat like god intended?

Thank god for seers like Rush Limbaugh, courageously leading us to glory even when we’re too dull and blinded to appreciate it.

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11 Responses to Rush Was Right

  1. Red White & Blue says:

    Why do you hate America?

  2. Of course he thought it was like a fraternity hazing. Why do you think they call it “Rush Week”.

  3. Dawgbowl says:

    It’s always good to revisit Lardo’s more ignorant mumblings now and then — they only get better and better with age.

  4. anonymous says:

    Muslims also have lots of fun, it’s not only our soldiers, except they seem to have more fun.
    They decapitate their kidnapped prisoners and videotape it for all the world to see and enjoy.
    But you will never write anything about that, will you?

    • Squathole says:

      But you will never write anything about that, will you?

      Are you so blind and/or stupid, Anonymnous, that you don’t see that in this very post that’s exactly what I’m writing about? No wonder you swallow your teabaggers whole.

  5. anonymous says:

    Muslims practicioners enjoying themselves and having fun, or maybe just releasing pent-up tension.

    Why don’t we ever read anything from you about this much fun?

  6. anonymous says:

    Naturally there is no need to worry because Mayor Blomberg is very well informed and knows who the NYC terrorists really are who planted the Times Square car bomb.

    “With Katie Couric drawing him out, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg agreed the Times Square car bombing was likely “homegrown” as he proceeded, in an interview excerpt run on Monday’s CBS Evening News, to speculate it could have been placed by “somebody with a political agenda who doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.”

    Could be “anything,” but the first thing Bloomberg thinks of are those who don’t like ObamaCare, presumably conservatives or Tea Party activists. ”

    I am sure New Yorkers feel much safer now knowing their Mayor is so well informed.

  7. Frank of Oregon says:

    That in fact is NOT the “first” thing Bloomberg thought of, Aninymous — bhe was s\emphasizing that the investigation would be thorough, take nothing for granted, and pursue all leads. However, if you hate Muslims you’ll see it the way you presented it, fooling nobody as to your ignorance and bigotry.

    I have family in New York. They are concerned for their safety and they vote, as do many New Yorkers. That’s why Bloomberg is still mayor.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Dear Frank,
    Ignorance and bigotry towards those who dissent from Obama’s policies is what Bloomberg displayed when he rushed to judgement and blamed those unhappy with Obama’s policies as being responsible for the terrorist attack.
    Unfortunately for your argument, it had been Muslim terrorists who have assasinated American citizens before and continue to try to carry out their attacks.
    We are not prejudicing anyone. They do the job themselves very well by advertising their intentions and procaliming the evil motives that guide them.
    But naturally you sound like the type that would have wanted a Tea Party member to have been responsible for the failed attempt.
    I am sure you are disappointed when you found out that it was Islamic terrorists who had planned and executed the attack.
    Ah shucks, better luck next time.
    Remember Fort Hood? I am sure you do. Can’t blame that one either on American citizens who have the right to peaceful dissent, can’t you? Care to guess who carried that one out too?

    • Frank of Oregon says:

      Anonymous: It’s barely worth replying, you’re so off-base. Bloomberg didn’t blame ANYbody with the one sentence you singled out. That was his point: don’t b;ame ANYbody until we have a suspect. And now we do. And yes, he’s evidently a Muslim terrorist. No, I’m not “disappointed” you moron, it’s got nothing to do with my politics or Obama or anything other than apprehending a terrorist whose bomb might have maimed hundreds of people, incluiding my family.

  9. anonymous says:

    There are more morons per square mile in the State of Oregon than anywhere else in the US. Also more potheads there than even in the State of California, which is saying a lot.
    When you insulted anyone with a moron epithet evidently you were looking at yourself in a mirror. I am not surprised, because insulting someone when you disagree, is the typical leftist behavior and way of thinking. When you have to resort to insults, it is obvios that your argument is very weak, as yours is.
    Now go finish your doobie before it burns out.

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