Friday, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh set his sights on President Barack Obama for his speech this week in Hiroshima, the site where the first atomic bomb was dropped.
Limbuagh slammed Obama for saying the United States was “running around thinking” it had a license to kill because the U.S. was actually defending itself after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.
Partial transcript as follows:
LIMBAUGH: Here’s the next Obama bite.
OBAMA: How often does material advancement or social innovation blind us to this truth, how easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause.
LIMBAUGH: What higher cause?
OBAMA: Every great religion promises a pathway to love and peace and righteousness, and yet no religion has been spared from believers who have claimed their faith as a license to kill.
LIMBAUGH: What the hell is…? What’s that got to do with Hiroshima and Nagasaki? “Every religion… No religion has been spared from believers who have claimed their faith as a license to kill?” We didn’t get into World War II because we were running around thinking of ourselves having a license to kill! We were defending ourselves. For criminently’s sake, we were defending ourselves and everybody else that was under assault! We were defending the free world. License to kill? Well, Obama is letting everybody know what he actually thinks about this.
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