On Limbaugh, guest host Mark Steyn referred to Vietnamese as "gooks"

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On the August 24 broadcast of the nationally syndicated The Rush Limbaugh Show, guest host Mark Steyn contrasted the threat posed by "jihadists" today to that of "the gooks in Vietnam" during the Vietnam War. Steyn stated: "[B]asically, if you want to find an exit strategy for Iraq, then pretty soon, you're going to... have to be finding an exit strategy for a lot of other places because those jihadists, they're not like the gooks in Vietnam. They're not just going to be content to take over Vietnam. If America pulls out of Iraq, they're going to follow us wherever we go." Steyn made his remarks one day after host Rush Limbaugh, while discussing the new season of CBS' reality TV program Survivor -- in which contestants are reportedly divided into competing "tribes" by ethnicity -- suggested that members of the "African-American tribe" would be the worst swimmers, and that Hispanics "will do things other people won't do," as Media Matters for America noted.

Steyn is a nationally syndicated columnist; his work appears in the Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Times, and a number of other newspapers.

From the August 24 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

STEYN: [L]et's go to [caller] in Westerville, Ohio. [Caller], you're on the air on the Rush Limbaugh program.

CALLER: Hi, Mark, doing a good job.

STEYN: Thanks, [caller].

CALLER: I wanted to ask the Democrats when they talk about exit strategy, what they would say the exit strategy of the Islamofascists is?

STEYN: That's a very good question. The problem -- the problem, [caller], is that the jihadists, they don't have an exit strategy. They have an entrance strategy. They're coming here, they're coming to Spain, they're coming to France, they're coming to Britain. They've got an entrance strategy for the entire planet. And you're right. You know, basically, if you want to find an exit strategy for Iraq, then pretty soon, you're going be -- have to be finding an exit strategy for a lot of other places because those jihadists, they're not like the gooks in Vietnam. They're not just going to be content to take over Vietnam. If America pulls out of Iraq, they're going to follow us wherever we go.

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