Russ Limbaugh’s radio program is beamed to American troops in Iraq and through more than 1,000 American Radio Forces outlets in 175 countries, paid for by your government.

Why is the watchdog group Media Matters concerned? Here’s what Rush has said about the American atrocities at the Abu Graib prison.

“This is no different that what happens at the Skull & Bones initiation … I’m talking about people having a good time. These people – you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of needing to blow some steam off?”

“The media ought to start making some money off these pictures and videos, not just publishing them free. We need some prison torture, you know, bubble gum cards…you know, like I say, we got baseball cards and bubble gum. Now let’s have terror cards — only let’s show our prison abuse photos instead of the terrorists and who they are and what they do. We could go coins. We could go medallions.”

Media Matters is circulating a petition asking Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld to take Limbaugh off the air. You can sign it here.