A quick search on “Rush Limbaugh” and “Iraq Torture” came up with a number of quotes, including:
Rush Limbaugh, the voice of conservatives across America, claimed the torture at Abu Ghraib was “about people having a good time” and that the perpetrators just needed to “blow some steam off.” Displaying his trenchant understanding of geopolitics, Limbaugh later claimed, “Maybe the people who executed this pulled off a brilliant maneuver.”
Rush Limbaugh compared the prison torture to “a college fraternity prank,” like a Skull and Bones initiation.
Rush Limbaugh manages to tie it to Jayson Blair, Jack Kelley–and John Kerry:
"About as many soldiers are said to be involved in these outrageous acts of torture against the Iraqi prisoners as there have been plagiarizing and fabricating reporters working for the New York Times, USA Today, and other papers around the country. We have as many indecent acts by these soldiers as we have plagiarist reporters working for mainstream media, partisan media institutions here. I mean it’s awful when it happens, don’t you just hate it when it happens? But it doesn’t mean the entire institution is disreputable. It doesn’t mean the military is all bad and it doesn’t mean that the media is all bad just because you’ve got some plagiarists out there making things up, making up quotes, making up people, saying they were places where they weren’t. You know, torture is torture. Plagiarism is plagiarism.
“But I think that we need somebody with expertise to get to the bottom of this. And I think we should send Kerry over there. John Kerry, who has lots of experience in war atrocities. He admitted to committing them. He came back from Vietnam, and he’s testifying there before the Senate, he says I did this, and I did that, and what Kerry said he did, is far worse than what’s depicted in these pictures. I mean can we be honest here? What Kerry said he did, and what Kerry said other people, other soldiers did in Vietnam – and, by the way, we need to point out again that he did not report these atrocities when he saw them.”