RUSH: Is it any surprise that Barack Obama — see, this is my point, in a nutshell, this is it, this is it. Is it any surprise that Barack Obama and his gang don’t like the military? Is it any surprise that everything they do is a political calculation? No. None of this ought to be a surprise to anyone.
The real question is — and I don’t know Robert Gates — you know, this is becoming a trend. You got journalists who are covering campaigns who do not report things that could have impact on the outcome. They save these things for a book long after the election is over. They are in it for the money, which is fine with me, except journalists are the ones that attack people like me and conservatives for being in it for the money.
Now, here’s Bob Gates, and everybody that talks about Bob Gates has nothing but great things to say about him, great character, integrity, morality, all that. I don’t know him, and I don’t dispute that, but it is clear that Bob Gates knew a bunch of stuff that he held in reserve for a book long after the release of any information would have any impact on anything. Can you imagine if the people of this country had been told that Obama’s opposition to Iraq was purely political?