RushLimbaugh.com, April 19, 2004
In the past month, Israel has gotten sheik Ahmed Yassin, the guy who wrote the manual on Palestinians outfitting their kids with bombs to make them homicide suicide bombers and Rantisi, the Palestinian Hamas leader who swore that his existence was to destroy all Jews and the Jewish state of Israel. I think, quite frankly, that the Israelis have been pussy-footing around a little bit too long here.
This has been decried everywhere from the European Union to Great Britain, and not decried in the United States, although there's been some restrained comment about the timing not being helpful, but screw that. It's sort of an unspoken rule that it's okay to kill the army of Hamas but not their leaders, because that means Hamas will go after Sharon and Bush. Well, I'm sorry, folks, but I think the Limbaugh Doctrine is in full force.
The Limbaugh Doctrine ( http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/folder/peace.member.html) states that you don't get peace until you first have victory. And I, frankly, think that this is long overdue. I know that to some of you that's going to sound cold-hearted and cruel, but I don't hear anybody with a stated objective of wiping out the Palestinians and eliminating them. I don't hear anybody suggesting that on the Israeli side.
I know that the population of Israel contains a tremendous number of Arabs who live side by side in Israel. I know that Israel allows water rights for the Palestinians. It's a one-sided story. These are terrorists, for crying out loud. These are terrorists who are blowing up innocent Israeli citizens on buses! They're killing their own kids because they're cowards. They strap bombs on their own children and send them on buses. The very idea that there could be a diplomatic solution with such people is buffoonery. It's literally ridiculous.
Are we going to try to capture bin Laden or kill him? Did we try to capture Saddam or kill him? What's the difference here? These guys have their own versions of bin Laden. If I were Arafat, I'd be making tracks to get to Tunisia or whatever hideout he goes to when he gets thrown out of there.