This is a partial transcript from "Your World with Neil Cavuto," February 8, 2006, that was edited for clarity.
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Syria and Iran deliberately fanning the flames of Muslim anger over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. That is the accusation today from no less than Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
President Bush meeting Jordan's King Hussein, the violence at the top of their agenda, both calling for an end to the bloodshed. And now the anger is turning toward America.
Police in Afghanistan shooting four protesters dead, stopping a large group from marching on a U.S. military base. Could this all boil over, threatening our way of life and our markets? You wouldn't know it today — the Dow up about 100. Nevertheless, we will ask about the future of those markets with the future of terrorism.
And joining me now, the most listened to radio personality on this entire globe, Rush Limbaugh.
Rush, good to have you.
RUSH LIMBAUGH, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Thanks Neil. Great to be here.
I mean, everybody has got to be some place.
CAVUTO: What a great place to be.
LIMBAUGH: Not a bad place to be here.
CAVUTO: I didn't know you were such a big golfer, by the way.
LIMBAUGH: Oh. I have been playing since 1997, when I moved to Florida to escape New York state taxes. Well, I'm honest about that.
CAVUTO: Yes, right. Right.
LIMBAUGH: And you are an economics guy. You understand that.
CAVUTO: That's right. I know. I know.
LIMBAUGH: And I just have gotten caught up with it. I love it.
It's a way to measure improvement in things. Everywhere you go to play is beautiful. And I'm very fortunate to have these opportunities to play.
CAVUTO: And you are pretty good, right?
LIMBAUGH: Well, no, no.
LIMBAUGH: I'm a 17 handicap. Playing in these things — I was telling him earlier — is a triumph of emotion over common sense. But I come out. I do it anyway.
CAVUTO: I told you about the 92 I shot, right? And then, on the second hole, what I did get on...
LIMBAUGH: We have all been there.
CAVUTO: We have all been there.
Let me ask you, though, Rush. I mean, it comes on a day, as this tournament kicks off — you wouldn't know it. We have got this world rocked by violence, this growing escalation, responding to anger, Muslim angers over the cartoons. Now a lot of people are saying it's going to affect even our society. Is it that bad?
LIMBAUGH: Well, it's got the potential to.
I think one of the biggest problems, as you watch all this that you showed, the cartoon anger is just the latest. These people hit us on 9/11. They hit us back in 1993. Yesterday, and the day before, there were hearings about whether or not we should actually try to find out if they are going to hit us again.
And one of the things that amazes me is that, while we have all this glaring evidence of the threat that's posed, and just who these people are — and I don't think — as I look at this, I don't think there is any way that they can be acculturated into peaceful societies.
I mean, look at that cruise ship that went down. The Israel navy offered search-and-rescue assistance. And Egypt basically said, no, our people would rather die, instead of being saved by you.
Now, you want to talk about Middle East peace with an atmosphere like that? You have got the Democratic Party looking at President Bush as the big enemy to national security, trying to impeach him, trying to embarrass him over the spying scandal, which they have miscast. It's not domestic spying.
They have made it look like they are interested in an Al Qaeda, terrorist bill of rights. So, yes, I think we are in a sort of a trepidatious situation, because the country, apparently, is not unified on the existence of the threat.
CAVUTO: You know what I was thinking, knowing you were coming? This is Denmark we are talking about. I mean, Denmark is a pretty peaceful country. It certainly means the world no harm, right?
LIMBAUGH: And I will bet you Denmark, up until now, has gone out of its way not to irritate or agitate these people, like Spain thought they were going to get a pass.
This just illustrates, it is worldwide.
CAVUTO: Do you think that this has actually, in a perverse sense, Rush, helped the president's push for wiretapping, for the kind of things he wants to do protect us?
LIMBAUGH: I don't look at this politically. When you say help the president's push, I mean, if you are looking at this from a standpoint, is this a good thing to do, it's a wise thing to do, something we need to get done, yes. All this stuff obviously is convincing the American people.
I don't think the American people remain to be convinced after 9/11. The Democratic Party and the American left act like they remain to be convinced that we even have an enemy. So, I think, in case of George W. Bush, where this is concerned, foreign policy, national security, the heck with the polls and all. He is going to do his job. To heck with what the media is saying about him or what Jimmy Carter says at a funeral about him. He is going to go do his job. And we are thankful for that. I think we all ought to be.