I have an acute dislike of Rush Limbaugh. It's not because he's conservative. No, I used to listen daily to G. Gordon Liddy. I am a fan of Andrew Sullivan and even Tucker Carlson (gasp!). I hate Rush Limbaugh because he, and his gang of phonies and followers, are bad for democracy. He hates America. His brand of political "commentary" says that those who disagree with our elected officials (right now) are un-American. He labels Liberals as enemies of America and traitors. Yet, it is Limbaugh who this week took the view of America's Public Enemy #1, Osama bin Laden.
Limbaugh this week condoned the killing of civilians and event went so far as to say they deserved it. Sounds like I'm exaggerating, I know, but here's what he said:
"Until civilians -- frankly, I'm not sure how many of them are actually just innocent little civilians running around versus active Hezbo types, particularly the men -- but until those civilians start paying a price for propping up these kinds of regimes, it's not going to end, folks. What do you mean, civilians start paying a price? I just ask you to consult history for the answer to that."
But what makes his statement any different from that of bin Laden's?
"We declared jihad against the US government, because the US government is unjust, criminal and tyrannical. It has committed acts that are extremely unjust, hideous and criminal . . . As for what you asked regarding the American people, they are not exonerated from responsibility, because they chose this government and voted for it despite their knowledge of its crimes in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and in other places."
Osama bin Laden
On His Fatwa Against America