Limbaugh: Iraqi insurgents "probably in their last gasp over there or close to it"

››› ››› JEREMY SCHULMAN

On the March 14 edition of his nationally syndicated show, Rush Limbaugh said, "What do you think this is doing for the morale of these insurgents who are probably in their last gasp over there or close to it?" and "How many Iraqi women and children have been killed by insurgents who have been emboldened by the American left?"

Discussing charges that President Bush is a "liar" and that the war in Iraq is "unjust" on the March 14 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh asked: "What do you think this is doing for the morale of these insurgents who are probably in their last gasp over there or close to it?"

Moments earlier, Limbaugh had asked rhetorically: "How many Iraqi women and children have been killed by insurgents who have been emboldened by the American left?"

From the March 14 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show:

LIMBAUGH: The liberals are not leveling with the American people about the war. Where are the estimates of deaths caused by division? How many Iraqi women and children have been killed by insurgents who have been emboldened by the American left?

It's like I asked you yesterday: What would you do, how would you feel if Al-Jazeera started showing us video clips of various Al Qaeda leaders and Al Qaeda terrorists, complaining about [Osama] bin Laden? "Bin Laden lies. Bin Laden promised us we're going to have a lot more attacks. Bin Laden said the World Trade Center was just the first of a new wave and we haven't gotten anything. We're losing our lives in Iraq. We're having to blow up our own people. We're having to blow up other Muslims just to raise hell because we can't mount a major" --

What do you think our attitude would be? Would you not think, "We are kicking butt, we are winning it?"

Well, what do you think their attitude to the American left and the American media is in this country when they see that kind of thing every day? When they see this president continually under assault as a liar; uncaring; lied to get us there -- the war is unjust. People like [Sen.] John Murtha [D-PA]: "Bring us home. Redeploy." [Sen.] John Kerry [D-MA], [former Vice President] Al Gore, and you've got [former President Bill] Clinton all going over to Saudi Arabia and other foreign countries denouncing their own country, denouncing their own country's effort and their own military.

What do you think this is doing for the morale of these insurgents who are probably in their last gasp over there or close to it? So, who is it that's not leveling with who?

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