Pro-Trump media figures have been working overtime lately to paint the intelligence community as the Deep State while breathlessly claiming that the FBI and DOJ are filled with a secret society of anti-Trump individuals who are dead set on taking down the current administration. Whether it be #ReleaseTheMemo, the texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page or the Steele dossier, Trump loyalists have found something to glom onto when it comes to supporting their belief of a vast government conspiracy.
During his radio broadcast today, Rush Limbaugh took that idea one step further by suggesting that the intel community has had it out for Republicans for a while and may have deliberately led the United States into a war in order to sabotage President George W. Bush.
“You remember what the intelligence agencies were telling us about the War in Iraq?” The conservative host wondered aloud. “You remember what they were telling us? There is detail, there were photos, there was conclusive evidence Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and it wasn’t just us. It was MI-5, it was MI-6, it was intelligence agencies all the world.”
The radio host went on to state that Bush spent a long time convincing the world and US that it was necessary to invade Iraq due to the danger he felt was imminent due to the intelligence he received. Limbaugh then tied this into Al Gore losing the 2000 election and the Washington establishment being upset over it and looking for payback.
“What if the intel on the War in Iraq was another disinformation campaign to damage another Republican president?” Limbaugh pondered. “And boy did that work!”
He added, “Just what if, the quote-unquote intelligence community misrepresented on purpose the degree to which the Hussien had WMDs. Because I tell you it was a very, very embarrassing moment for the Bush administration.”
After stating that the Republican Party is not “the favored party among swamp-dwellers” in Washington, he brought up Trump, claiming that the “Deep State has been trying to undermine Donald Trump since he was a candidate.” Bringing up items like the dossier to make the case that a false narrative has been built up around intel to wrongly frame Trump as colluding with Russian, Limbaugh said that maybe WMDs in Iraq was a way to damage Bush’s presidency.
“It opened the doors for the Democrats to literally destroy his presidency in the second term — which is what they did,” he exclaimed. “They launched every salvo they had they did everything they could to get John Kerry elected in 2004 as the Democrat nominee. So, so I just wonder?”
Listen to the clip above, via The Rush Limbaugh Show.
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