Skip to comments.Bush Introduces Tammy Pruett, Media Advises Dems To Join Sheehan (Rush Anti-Jihad Cindy Alert)
Posted on 08/25/2005 5:55:46 PM PDT by goldstategop
RUSH: Let me go back. I want to just putting something here in chronological order because the president was in Nampa, Idaho, yesterday, and he took a... What would you say? He took a direct shot at the squatters down in Crawford by singling out a war mom who is very supportive of what's going on. Yesterday, actually a couple days on this program, this is a point that a made over and over again on this program.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Over 1,800 brave men and women have lost their lives in Iraq. The nation knows the name of only one of the parents, Cindy Sheehan. I ask you what kind of reporting is that? Over 1,800 brave men and women have lost their lives, and the people of the United States know the name of one parent, Cindy Sheehan.
RUSH: Well, now they know the name of another parent, the president in Nampa, Idaho, yesterday talked about and introduced Tammy Pruett of Pocatello, Idaho.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Tammy has a four sons serving in Idaho right now with the Idaho National Guard: Eric, Evan, Greg and Jeff. Last year, her husband Leon and another son Aaron returned from Iraq where they helped train Iraqi firefighters in Mosul. Tammy says this -- and I want you to hear this -- "I know that if something happens to one of the boys they would leave this world doing what they believe, what they think is right for our country, and I guess you couldn't ask for a better way of life than giving it for something that you believe in." America lives in freedom because of families like the Pruetts. (Screaming applause)
RUSH: Huge standing O. I mean it was like... Listen to that. It went on and on and on. The reports are that the president was greeted like a rock star when he arrived out there. Now, you could figure here we've got two mothers. We've got Cindy Sheehan, and we see the sympathetic treatment that she is getting. Here is Tammy Pruett, and she was on CNN last night with Paula Zahn, and you just listen. Paula Zahn's question, first off here, "There's so many things that must keep you awake at night. What is your chief concern as your sons' service continues over there?"
TAMMY PRUETT: My greatest concern is that we stand firm, that we stand behind the president, that we continue this battle until it's done, and we bring all of our boys and women home safely, but not until it's ready.
RUSH: Now, also with her husband, Captain Leon Pruett, and Paula Zahn said, "Leon, at the time that your wife is making that call, of course, you have Cindy Sheehan -- who's son was killed in Iraq -- trying to convince the president to pull the troops out immediately. There's got to be a part of you, in spite of your service in Iraq, got to be a part of you that has to have some doubts, some doubts about what the American military personnel face in Iraq today?"
LEON PRUETT: You know, Paula I guess Cindy and the other folks that have lost loved ones over there, you know, we grieve with them and we're sorry for their losses and empathize with them and their families and what they're going through. We don't have anything against anybody that wants to protest or do anything like that. That's wonderful. Isn't that wonderful that we have that right in this country to be able to do that.
RUSH: And then Paula Zahn says, "Tammy, do you think Cindy is dishonoring the service of those that are currently in Iraq fighting?"
TAMMY PRUETT: You know, that's a really tricky question. Personally, as a mother, I feel her pain. Obviously I can't feel it to the extent that she does, but I totally empathize with her feelings. It wouldn't be the way that I would choose to honor one of my sons if it happened to our family.
RUSH: Alright Paula can't take this. This is not what Paula wanted to hear. Paul was a trying to turn these people into pro-Sheehan types. She wanted, or the producers, I don't know who. Somebody that put this all together wanted to be able to turn the Pruetts -- and I know what the purpose is. They wanted to try to expose what they think no doubt happened: that Bush planned all this, that there was a script, that he personally chose these two people or somebody at the White House did to go out there and counter Sheehan. The libs just can't believe this is real, they can't believe this is real. They can't believe that a mother with four sons in Iraq could possibly feel this way. She has to have been put up to that. "Don't you know that? She has to have been put up to it! She can't possibly feel this way! Why, nobody would feel this way." So Paula goes for broke, here. She says, "Leon, I know you say that you want American troops to stay in Iraq until they get it job done and yet we've now heard the latest timetable may leave a thousand, hundred thousand troops or so in Iraq for another four years. Do you think Iraq could become another Vietnam?"
LEON PRUETT: Oh, absolutely not. Absolutely not. When I came home I even made a statement publicly that I felt that we would probably be there at least five years after the time that I came home, and so that's pretty close to what the timetable is that they're saying now, and that's just because we've got to get the stability over there, and get everything in their government set up and let them take their country back over and be prepared to do a hundred percent of it.
RUSH: That's Leon and Tammy Pruett and, you know, our hearts go out to them. They bore up well under all this, and it's quite courageous of them to come forward this way. You might think it's an honor to be so recognized, and I'm sure that it is, but knowing full well what awaits you if you are Tammy or Leon Pruett with a hostile press corps which is eager to discredit and you tear you down -- oh, ever so subtly. This is guts and courageous to go out there.
Listen to this from ABC's World News Tonight. Charlie Gibson, the anchor, is talking to Dan Harris, a reporter -- and here we have ABC nightly news openly advising the left. Charlie Gibson says, "Though the president and White House officials have been asked repeatedly in recent days about the anti-war protests, it's difficult to measure with any precision just how strong the anti-war movement actually is. People may tell the pollsters they oppose the war, but are they part of any real anti-war movement? We asked ABC's Dan Harris to take a reality check on the depth of sentiment against the war."
HARRIS: For months Americans have been telling pollsters that going to war was a mistake but that does not necessarily add up to a major anti-war movement. While Cindy Sheehan gets a lot of media attention, only 13% of Americans according to the latest ABC News poll, want an immediate withdrawal of US troops, which may be why the public protests thus far have been relatively small. It's unclear at this point who Sheehan has galvanized more, those who are against the war or those who are for it. Former Senator Gary Hart(pence), who was at the center of the anti-war protests during Vietnam says the only way for a bona fide movement to come about now, would be for a prominent politician to publicly and repeatedly say something like this.
HARTPENCE: I was --
RUSH: Stop the tape! Stop the tape! This is what I mean. This is ABC advising the left on, "If you really want an anti-war movement here, you need a name politician to come out and say something." This is an open call to Hillary, to John Kerry, to anybody high up in the Democratic Party to join Cindy Sheehan. Here's the rest of the bite.
GARY HARTPENCE: -- mislead by the president. The country was misled by the president. The reasons we are in Iraq today are not the reasons that I voted for, and here's a plan for the speedy withdrawal of American military forces.
HARRIS: Because while pop songs might reflect the public mood it may take a politician with a real plan to really mobilize people.
RUSH: That statement by Gary Hart? That was Gary Hart advising other Democrats. This is what some Democrat needs to come out and say. Joan Baez, I'm sure, but they just dissed you here. You can sing all the pop songs down there you want and do whatever you want to do, but it isn't going to work. They desperately want an elected Democrat to get down there and join Cindy Sheehan because, folks -- confirmation of what I've been telling you -- this is not panning out nearly the way they are leading you to believe it is panning out. And why won't a Democrat get anywhere near it? Just answer the question yourself. They all have their own polls. They all have their internal polls. Hillary wants no part of it. She's on Bush's side, hoping this thing ends up as a victory, folks, because that's the position that she's taken.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
I can hear them now...
Did I mention I hate the MSM?
I guess MSM means spewing the "Moonbats Selective Messages"
It is always true that any anti-war movement MUST deal with the fact that we were attacked in our homeland and that 3000 of our fellow citizens were killed without prior provocation by these terrorists.
They killed civilians, not soldiers.
Just going about their daily jobs.
Those images will be brought out powerfully before any so-called "peace" movement gets started.
(Where were these folks when Kosovo was being bombed? Selective peace-mongering, ehhhh?)