Rush Limbaugh: Bush had ‘shock and awe,’ Obama has ‘shuck and jive’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On his Monday program, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh attacked the Obama administration’s so-called proposed “pinprick” plan to attack Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria in retaliation for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Limbaugh said President Barack Obama and his administration is going out of its way to differentiate itself from the previous administration.

“They are trying to distinguish themselves from [President George W.] Bush,” Limbaugh said. “They have got Bush on the brain. They believe every American hated the Iraq war. They are paralyzed by the idea that they are doing the same thing in the minds of a lot of people, which they are by the way. They’re beating he same drum because they’re saying the same thing. They’re making the same allegation — weapons of mass destruction, the whole thing. This makes these people even more incoherent and dangerous. They want the world to know, ‘We’re not George Bush. No, if we go into Syria, it’ll be done responsibly the way we liberals know it should be done — very limited, hardly anything. Most people won’t even notice that we’ve been there. That’s how good we are. That’s how much we care and love people.”



He went on to say that the further it goes in trying to differentiate itself, the more ridiculous the strategy is with its changing message, including statements about regime change in the war-torn Middle East country.

“Let me ask you a question — when it comes to Syria, have you ever heard Obama talk about regime change as an objective?” he asked. “You have not, have you? You have not. And they’re reinforcing that today. No. In fact, this operation — Bush had ‘shock and awe.’ We’re looking at ‘shuck and jive’ here. That’s what I’m going to name this. The Obama operation in Syria — Operation: Shuck and jive — because that’s what this is. ‘No, we don’t do shock and awe because that’s too big. That’s too mean. No, no, no.”

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