RUSH: Yeah, we've got this here. In fact, grab audio sound bite number 2, because this is a huge, huge See, I Told You So. We've had I don't know how many people that are starting to emulate me now. Let's not forget, folks, according to the left, I am just a black-and-white simpleton. I see things too simply. I do not see the nuance. Now all of a sudden they're quoting me. They don't know they're quoting me or else if they do they're plagiarizing me, but here is what Thomas Friedman said on Meet the Press with Tim Russert yesterday.
FRIEDMAN: I believe that Democrats should be not only participating in this with their enthusiasm but with their ideas and embracing it and trying to shape it. This is the biggest democratization project in the world going, and one that is fundamental to our national interests. The idea that the Democrats would just sulk on the side and basically put them in a situation where they only succeed if the country fails, that to me is as dumb as the day as long.
RUSH: There you go, folks. I don't need to read the New York Times anymore.
CALLER: No. That was so huge, I jumped out of my chair and said I have got to call in and congratulate him, but congratulations from all of us.
RUSH: I appreciate that, Ed. Thank you. Thank you so much. I wondered, "How long is it going to be before somebody on that side of the aisle starts to figure out where they're screwing up?" And Tom Friedman just nailed them on it. They're not going to change, folks, because they can't. Too much is invested in opposing Bush and all of the other stuff.
This is, even Tom Friedman said it, this is the biggest democratization project in the world, and we are leading it. The United States and its force for goodness and justice around the world is reshaping the world. And how are we doing it? We are not imposing ourselves on anyone. We are not demanding anything. We are simply setting up circumstances where average people who are living in shackles and under tyranny and dictatorship are allowed to shape their own destiny by freeing them from those tyrannies and those dictatorships. And for Thomas Friedman to come along and echo me, your host, and say it's dumb for the Democrats to sit there and position themselves so they only benefit when the country is harmed, when there's bad news for America, is stunning! Because, let's face it, Thomas Friedman was part of the cabal that said this was never possible, and it was only a few short months ago that he was in that camp. "It couldn't work. It wasn't possible. This is too big. Who do we think we are? Freedom for Arabs? What do they know about freedom? Democracy for Arabs, what do they know about it?"