Love him or hate him Rush Limbaugh is the kind of guy whose insightful thinking and consistent conservatism has helped crystalize everything that’s wrong with both the Democrat and Republican parties.
Limbaugh has long been a stalwart conservative and he’s a keen political mind as well. What most people don’t realize is he would also serve as a brilliant tactician if given the chance.
On a recent trip to Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace he was asked what he thinks is the easiest and best way to cripple ISIS.
The popular radio talk show host told Chris Wallace, “I don’t like saying any of this, but it’s obvious that Obama is very sensitive to Iran’s needs and is trying to satisfy them,” referring to the lifting of sanctions as part of the nuclear deal.
Wallace pressed Limbaugh what he would do if he were president.
“For one thing, I would do, Chris, I would hit their oil. I would hit their oil depots and I would hit their oil tankers. We’re not,” Limbaugh responded. “You know why we’re not? Because we have rules of engagement. The administration says well, some of the drivers might be civilians, and we can’t go there. And there might be some civilians at the actual oil depots and oil wells that they’ve taken over. That’s their primary source of revenue. I would hit that and I wouldn’t care.”
Limbaugh also observed that Obama seems to lack the fire in the belly needed to prosecute the fight against ISIS, though he seems to have no problem summoning it to deride Republicans and the media when they question his policies. “Barack Obama’s number one enemy is the Republican party and the conservative movement,” the talk show host said.
Wallace also asked Limbaugh to give his assessment of the Republican field. Rush saved his highest praise for Ted Cruz, who he described as “Brilliant, and conservative through and through. Trustworthy, strong, confident, leader, and somebody in whom you can totally depend.”
As for Jeb Bush, Limbaugh said, “I don’t think he really wants to do this. I’m watching, and I don’t see passion, I don’t see fire.”
Rush really isn’t hitting on anything new here when he says Obama is sensitive to Iran’s needs. That’s been quite evident ever since he pushed a deal no one wanted through the Senate.
However by pointing out ISIS could be crippled through the loss of its vital oil supplies he’s certainly exposed a glaring weakness in Obama’s offensive against ISIS.
As you might already know, pilots flying bombing runs against ISIS have reported as much as 75% percent of their ordinance remaining on plane because they’re not given permission to drop it.
This is an obvious shortcoming if we really want to beat ISIS and Obama knows it.
Do you think Rush is right about hitting ISIS’s oil?