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catmando
11-30-2005, 08:33 PM
Must be the criminal drug addict part.

Limbaugh on kidnapping of peace activists in Iraq: "I'm telling you, folks, there's a part of me that likes this"

On November 29, nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh read an Associated Press report about the apparent kidnapping of four Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) activists by an Iraqi insurgent group. Limbaugh announced that "part of me likes this." He explained: "Well, here's why I like it. I like any time a bunch of leftist feel-good hand-wringers are shown reality."

After suggesting that the story "could all be BS ... could all be a stunt," Limbaugh said, "We'll take it face value at first." Addressing the kidnapped CPT activists, Limbaugh said, "[Y]ou've met the bad guys, and you tried your technique on them, and now you're blindfolded in a room with guns pointed at you and knives at your throat. I don't like that." He then added, "But any time a bunch of people that walk around with the head in the sand practicing a bunch of irresponsible, idiotic theory confront reality, I'm kind of happy about it, because I'm eager for people to see reality, change their minds, if necessary, and have things sized up."

After a caller informed Limbaugh that CPT had recently ended an "Adopt-A-Detainee" letter-writing campaign in which religious congregations and anti-war groups were urged write letters protesting alleged abuses of detainees, Limbaugh added:

LIMBAUGH: [A]s warped as these people are, you know they're going to blame Bush for this. ... They wouldn't have been kidnapped because they wouldn't have been there in the first place if Bush hadn't gone and caused the war and created all these terrorists. I mean, these people are liberals, they're warped. Well, I mean, that's why there's -- I'm telling you, folks, there's a part of me that likes this. Probably, even with this, though, you know, they're not going to see the light of day. They're not going to --

At that point, Limbaugh paused before saying, apparently to someone in his studio, "I know, let them take me out of context. I don't care anymore."

From the November 29 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show:

LIMBAUGH: "Aljazeera has broadcasted an insurgent video today, shows four peace activists taken hostage in Iraq, with a previously unknown group claiming responsibility for the kidnappings. The unknown group is the Swords of Righteousness Brigade, and they said the four were spies working undercover as Christian peace activists, according to Aljazeera. Aljazeera said that it could not verify any of the information on the tape. The aid group Christian Peacemaker Teams has confirmed that four of its members were taken hostage on Saturday. German television broadcast photos today showing a blindfolded German woman being led away by armed captors in Iraq. Six Iranian pilgrims, meanwhile, were abducted by gunmen north of Baghdad. The pictures of Susanne Osthoff were taken from a video in which her captors demanded that Germany stop any dealings with Iraq's government, according to Germany's ARD television. Germany has ruled out sending troops to Iraq and opposed the U.S.-led war."

Yeah, all right. Now, let's take this at face value just for a moment. This could all be BS. I mean, we've never heard of the Swords of Righteousness Brigade. This could all be a stunt, but let's take it -- well, let's take it both ways. We'll take it face value at first, then we'll look at it as a stunt second. I said at the conclusion of previous hours -- part of me that likes this. And some of you might say, "Rush, that's horrible. Peace activists taken hostage." Well, here's why I like it. I like any time a bunch of leftist feel-good hand-wringers are shown reality. So here we have these peace activists over there. I don't care if they're Christian or not. They're over there, and as peace activists, they've got one purpose. They're over there trying to stop the violence. Now, if this German group fits the mold, they are probably blaming the United States and coalition forces for all of this. But more importantly, they believe that if they just go there, like these idiotic human shields before the war, if they just go there -- "Mr. Limbaugh, it's real simple, something you wouldn't understand because you've never been to conflict resolution. But it's real simple. If we go there, and we show them that we are people of peace, and that we want to stop the violence, and that we don't hold them responsible, they will see and understand that this is the way to bring peace."

Fine, they get kidnapped. They get kidnapped at gunpoint. If that version of this is true, then -- OK, you've met the bad guys, and you tried your technique on them, and now you're blindfolded in a room with guns pointed at you and knives at your throat. I don't like that. But any time a bunch of people that walk around with the head in the sand practicing a bunch of irresponsible, idiotic theory confront reality, I'm kind of happy about it, because I'm eager for people to see reality, change their minds if necessary, and have things sized up.

frankenstein
11-30-2005, 09:30 PM
not even taken out of context it shows Rush sees all problems in America as conservative vs. liberal. Us versus them propaganda to increase his ratings. Peace keepers taken hostage is transformed into "those damn liberals. Everything is their fault." He's no different than race baiters. He's like some of the militant young black men you occasionally meet that turn everything into race and racism, even things that aren't to the point of sounding ridiculous.
Rush gives conservatives a bad name, just like Noam Chomsky gives liberals a bad name.

Wow, he's really doing all his listeners and the rest of America a huge service by rants like this. For those of you who are unaware of what sarcasm is, take a big wiff of my last sentence.

JerseyArt
12-01-2005, 06:31 AM
not even taken out of context it shows Rush sees all problems in America as conservative vs. liberal. Us versus them propaganda to increase his ratings. Peace keepers taken hostage is transformed into "those damn liberals. Everything is their fault." He's no different than race baiters. He's like some of the militant young black men you occasionally meet that turn everything into race and racism, even things that aren't to the point of sounding ridiculous.
Rush gives conservatives a bad name, just like Noam Chomsky gives liberals a bad name.

Wow, he's really doing all his listeners and the rest of America a huge service by rants like this. For those of you who are unaware of what sarcasm is, take a big wiff of my last sentence.


LOL

I don't listen to Limbaugh but I should start.

It strikes me as transparently sarcastic but with a truth attached. Succintly good intentions don't mean a thing to the people were fighting, and you can't comprimise with evil. They aren't misunderstood, they're just bad.

Skwidward
12-01-2005, 06:45 AM
-- "Mr. Limbaugh, it's real simple...... But it's real simple. If we go there, and we show them that we are people of peace, and that we want to stop the violence, and that we don't hold them responsible, they will see and understand that this is the way to bring peace.".

Obviuosly not.

drstrangepimp
12-01-2005, 08:37 AM
Probably the same part of him that enjoys partaking in "hillbilly heroin"

BTW I'm totally disillusioned with Rush now.

Chase Brawn
12-01-2005, 02:30 PM
What an ignorant *******. Anyone got a clip of this?

JUSA
12-01-2005, 02:42 PM
not even taken out of context it shows Rush sees all problems in America as conservative vs. liberal. Us versus them propaganda to increase his ratings. Peace keepers taken hostage is transformed into "those damn liberals. Everything is their fault." He's no different than race baiters. He's like some of the militant young black men you occasionally meet that turn everything into race and racism, even things that aren't to the point of sounding ridiculous.
Rush gives conservatives a bad name, just like Noam Chomsky gives liberals a bad name.

Wow, he's really doing all his listeners and the rest of America a huge service by rants like this. For those of you who are unaware of what sarcasm is, take a big wiff of my last sentence. Excellent post. I've never actually listened to Rush but I gather you're on the money from what I understand of the man.