RUSH: Let me ask you this question: [snip] You have to be aware of it anti-war opinion of those in the country who have it and you’re aware of the people who are trying to foment it and make it larger. How do you as a public servant square the attitude of the anti-war people if you think it’s a large group of people with what are your stated goals and what the president stated goals are? How do you put those two together and end up formulating a policy and sticking to it?
SECRETARY RUMSFELD: That’s a very important question, and I guess only someone who’s rooted in the history of our country, I think, could accept the kinds of comments that are being made — and if we recognize that the same kinds of criticism that occurred in the Revolutionary War and World War I and World War II and the Korean War, Vietnam War, it’s not new. There have always been people who have opposed wars. Wars are terrible things. On the other hand, if every time there were critics and opponents to war, we wouldn’t have won the Revolutionary War and we wouldn’t have been involved in World War I or II, and if we had we would have failed, and our country would be a totally different place if it existed at all, if every time there were some critics that we tossed in the towel. I think we just have to accept it, that people have a right to say what they want to say, and to have an acceptance of that and recognize that the terrorists, Zarqawi and bin Laden and Zawahiri, those people have media committees.
They are actively out there trying to manipulate the press in the United States. They are very good at it. They’re much better at (laughing) managing those kinds of things than we are, and we have to recognize that we’re not going to lose any battles out in the global war on terror out in Iraq or Afghanistan. The center of gravity of that war is right here, and in the capital of the United States of America and other Western capitals, in London, they’re trying. It’s a test of wills, and what’s at stake for our country is our way of life. They want to strike at the very essence what we are. We’re free people, and our task in government, by golly, is to help protect the American people from people who killed 3,000 people here on September 11th and killed people in London and Madrid and Bali, and country after country around the world who have no problems beheading people and murdering innocent men, women and children.
The center of gravity of this Counter-Jihad is the will of the American people, close to half of whom are already ready to throw in the towel. Secretary Rumsfeld just confirms publicly what I already knew. That’s why I started this blog. The enemy is running psychological operations on us, right here in America, aided and abetted by the MSM and the anti-war movement. Military Information Operations and Public Affairs Officers can’t really counter this. They need help from the pajamahadeen. Let’s roll.
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