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Limbaugh On ‘Outrageous’ State Dept Spox ISIS Claim: Thought I Was ‘Watching SNL 40th Anniversary Show’

Rush Limbaugh booking photo from his arrest in...Rush Limbaugh booking photo from his arrest in 2006. These charges were eventually dropped by the local prosecutor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On his Tuesday program, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh slammed State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf for her comments on the ongoing battle against ISIS in the Middle East.

Reacting to her comment that “we cannot kill our way” out of the current war against ISIS, Limbaugh went off, calling her remarks “outrageous” and “embarrassing.” The radio host adding that her comment made him feel like he was “still watching the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show.”

In a Monday night interview, Harf told MSNBC host Chris Matthews that longer term problems are the bigger issues at hand with ISIS, telling him they need “to go after the root causes.”

“We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them, so are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians they’re in this fight with us,” Harf told Matthews. “But we cannot win this war by killing them, we cannot kill our way out of this war. We need, in the longer term, medium and longer term, to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs.”

Limbaugh just wasn’t having any of that Tuesday.   MORE