RUSH: This is interesting. ‘President Bush charged yesterday that Iran continues to arm and train insurgents who are killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and he threatened action if that continues. At a news conference, Bush said Iran had been warned of unspecified consequences if it continues its support for anti-American forces in Iraq. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker had conveyed the warning in meetings with his Iranian counterpart in Baghdad, the president said. Bush wasn’t specific, and a State Department official refused to elaborate on the warning. Behind the scenes, however, the president’s top aides have been engaged in an intensive debate over how to respond to Iran’s nuclear program and its support for Shiite Muslim groups in Iraq.’
Look, I don’t know what the president is going to do, but I’ll tell you something here, folks. I cannot see — and I’m going way out on a limb here — I cannot see this president leaving office with a nuclear capable Iran. I just can’t see it. Not after the sincerity and seriousness in which he has devoted his presidency to the preservation of this country’s national security. I just can’t see it. I think the president well knows. There are a lot of similarities here. We’ve talked about this on the program, what the Iranian mullahs are saying and what Ahmadinejad is saying, to what Hitler was doing back in the 30s. It’s amazing how history is repeating itself. Back in the 30s, ‘Hitler’s not going to do that. Nobody will do that.’ They didn’t take him seriously, even when he started his march. Didn’t take him seriously. Didn’t want to face it. That world was just coming out of WWI, memories were still lingering fresh. Nobody wanted to rev back up into that kind of mode.
Here in this country we have whatever percentage the population who has forgotten about 9/11. We have the Democrat Party aligned with the Drive-By Media doing everything they can to convince people in this country there is no external threat to the United States because they’re going to get rid of Bush some day. When we get rid of Bush, the world will love us again, including the Islamofascists. But I talked to Norman Podhoretz, who has a book coming out on what he calls WWIV that we’re in now with Islamofascists, and he’s trying to sound a clarion call. The book comes out on 9/11 by the way. I spoke to him and interviewed him for the newsletter in the next issue, September issue. He is convinced that Iran is something that’s going to have to be dealt with sooner rather than later. If we wait until they’re nuclear tipped then what do you do? Then the whole recipe for dealing with it changes. He said to me in our interview, ‘Baby Boomers grew up and they started learning about what happened in World War II and the rise of Hitler and the Neville Chamberlain incident and so forth. They started learning more about it in school. There were frequent movies made, World War II movies. In fact, to this day, movies are still made about the Holocaust. Fifty years after it was over, 40 years after World War II there were young people looking back and saying to people in Europe, ‘How could you let this happen? How could you have let this happen?’
Norman Podhoretz said to me that his great fear is that in another 20 or 30 or 50 years from now, if Iran is allowed the nuclear tip, people will be looking back and saying, ‘How could you have let it happen?’ Meaning leaders. How could you have let it happen? How could you have let this happen? That’s where I answer the question. I don’t think George W. Bush is a president who is going to let it happen. So when you got a headline: ‘President warns Iran, or else,’ you might say, ‘Yeah, or else what?’ ‘Stop aiding rebels, or else.’ Or else what? Well, there is an else. I’m certain of this. Not because of anything I spoke to him about. I was up there a week ago last night, and I was with him two and a half hours. I want to assure you none of what I’m saying right now are his words. He didn’t discuss anything militarily about Iran in any way shape, matter or form. This is just my own assessment. I know he doesn’t want to be one of the people 30 years from now that people say, ‘Why didn’t you do something?’