RUSH: By the way, another prediction that I made, ladies and gentlemen, is beginning to come to fruition. This happens frequently for me, especially when I make predictions about liberals because I know ’em better than they know themselves because they are not even honest with themselves. I know them, and I’m honest about them. They live in little cocoons to shield themselves from not only the rest of the world, but themselves. One of the predictions I made was that the worst thing that could happen to the left is if the surge worked, if Iraq started turning around. I said, ‘You are going to see utter panic on the left, because they have politically invested in defeat.’ Have you sensed the panic as these casualty numbers have continually dropped and numerous leaders in various provinces in Iraq have said, ‘Yeah, Al-Qaeda is basically gone from here, the surge is working’? Investors Business Daily today is even touting David Petraeus as the ideal Republican presidential candidate! He’s the guy that could win the nomination, and he can bring the country together, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
That is just a sign of the success that we’re having, and the left is in (as I predicted) utter panic about it, not just dropping the issue from the campaign and trying to move on to other things, either. Did you hear what David Obey said? This is in The Hill: ‘If violence is decreasing in Iraq, it may be because insurgents ‘are running out of people to kill,’ House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) said Monday. ‘There are fewer targets of opportunity,’ Obey said in a speech to the National Press Club. Obey was responding to a question about reports touted by Republicans that security is improving in Iraq and that President Bush’s ‘surge’ strategy is working. He stressed that military success has not led to political reconciliation. ‘The issue has never been military,’ Obey said. ‘The issue has always been political improvement.” No, it’s not been. You keep shifting what’s important. When ‘all of our soldiers,’ quote, unquote, ‘were dying,’ it was the political mission that was bad and it was botched and it wasn’t working. We gotta get out. Now it started working and the panic sets in, ‘We’re just running out of people to kill.’ David Obey says the terrorists are running out of people to kill. They cannot bring themselves to admit, and they can’t allow anybody else to understand, what’s happening in Iraq is a huge turnaround.