One Year Ago: Barack Obama Declared Peace in Our Time at the United Nations
September 14, 2012
RUSH: Al Jazeera is reporting that American and Israeli flags are being burned in London. Israeli and US flags being burned in London according to Al Jazeera. We know that the University of Texas has evacuated their campus after a phoned-in bomb threat from Al-Qaeda. No bombs were found. Fargo, North Dakota, state university has ordered all employees and students off campus after receiving a bomb threat. But everything's okay because I got an e-mail from the Obama campaign. Ambassadors are being murdered, former SEALs are dying, embassies are burning across the Middle East, but don't worry, we have finally outraised Romney. Right there it is, folks. That's the e-mail. There it is. There's the picture of Obama smiling at the podium. "In August, we finally outraised Mitt Romney and the Republicans. Don't let it be the last time."
I mentioned, ladies and gentlemen, that I'm confused. See, I remember that when Bush was president, Abu Ghraib was going to incite Muslims all over the world. And what happened at Abu Ghraib? Well, we had the pyramid. We had panties on the heads of Islamist terrorists. Club Gitmo was open, where we were creating terrorists. And all of this was because of Bush. All we had to do was get rid of Bush, and there would be universal love and respect for America once again. There wouldn't be any of this, and even if there were, idiots with cameras, the world wouldn't care what those idiots with cameras did because Obama was in office and we didn't have Bush anymore.
We didn't have the problem anymore. We got rid of the problem, and we had the solution. "Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!" I was reminded this morning of a program that we did about a year ago, Obama at the United Nations. I want to go back, ladies and gentlemen, to last year's Obama speech at the United Nations. I had totally forgotten this until I was reminded of it. It is amazing to go back and listen to Obama a year ago, given what's happening now, and there are three of these sound bites. Here is a montage. This blew me away. I remember last year being beside myself hearing Obama say this at the United Nations.
OBAMA 2011: The fact is, peace is hard. Let us remember, peace is hard. It will be hard, but it is possible. Peace is hard. Peace is hard work. Peace is hard, but we know that it is possible.
RUSH: That was his UN speech. It's a montage of all the times he had talked about how tough peace was. Peace is hard. This was the guy who had already won the Nobel Peace Prize before he had done anything. And then at the same speech Obama reviewed how he had changed the world and buried violence with Osama Bin Laden.OBAMA 2011: This has been a remarkable year. The Khadafy regime is over. Gbagbo, Ben Ali, Mubarak, are no longer in power. Osama Bin Laden is gone, and the idea that change could only come through violence has been buried with him. Something's happening in our world. The way things have been is not the way that they will be.
RUSH: We're going to play that again. Barack Hussein Obama, September 21st, just a week shy of one year ago, 2011 in New York City at the United Nations. This is the same thing as saying, "It was Bush that caused all the problems. Underwear on those guys' heads at Abu Ghraib. The pyramid photos. Abu Ghraib in general, all those pictures. Club Gitmo being open. Bush did it. I'm in power, world loves me, world will love me, world respects me." Here it is again.
OBAMA 2011: This has been a remarkable year. The Khadafy regime is over. Gbagbo, Ben Ali, Mubarak, are no longer in power. Osama Bin Laden is gone, and the idea that change could only come through violence has been buried with him. Something's happening in our world. The way things have been is not the way that they will be.
RUSH: How does that sound today? "Something is happening." All these things he did didn't matter. "Khadafy regime is over." Yeah, our ambassador is dead. "Gbagbo, Ben Ali, Mubarak no longer in power." Yeah, the American flag's being torn down. The Al-Qaeda flag is being raised. Embassies are burning. There are fires burning all over the world. Now we're evacuating University of Texas at Austin, in Fargo. The American flag and the Israeli flag on fire in London. Yep. Something's happening. Something's happening. Sound bite number six, Erin Burnett last night on her show on CNN. They're in crisis because the Egyptians on the street are blaming Obama.
BURNETT: Ben, obviously they feel Obama is guilty, Obama is guilty, Obama is guilty. Tell us more about that man and some of the others who were expressing such anger.
WEDEMAN: Many of the people I spoke with had no idea that the US government has come out and expressed its disgust with this video clip that appeared on YouTube, and that there seems to be an unawareness about the fact that the United States government does not control every single thing that appears on the Internet. So it seems to be one of the problems here is that there's just a lack of understanding of how the media operates in the United States and that the act of one individual is not the act of the government.
RUSH: They're blaming Obama. They're blaming Obama, but, of course, ladies and gentlemen, the people on the street don't know that Hillary has come out and condemned the video. Has anybody seen this video, by the way? Have you seen it? This video hasn't been seen by anybody. The video, in fact, may be a hoax. This isn't what's going on. This mob is no different than a mob that community organizers in this country agitate with a bunch of lies and, you know, stuff about steel mills and stuff, get 'em all worked up. Just got a bunch of community organizers over there in Egypt working the crowd up and I'm sure the video is what they're being told. But that's not why the organizers are doing this. That's not why the Al-Qaeda leaders are doing it.
It's not about a video. They're doing it because they think they can get away with it. They're doing it because they know they can get away with it. And Mrs. Clinton going on television yesterday and today speaking to people like they're five years old, (imitating Clinton) "We really hope that people wouldn't take their cameras and make videos, but we have a First Amendment, and we can't put people in dungeons like you can, at least not yet, and we can't torture people like you do. Not yet, so we have this problem. We have a Constitution, free speech and..." It was the most embarrassing. I guarantee you these people are clueless. Hillary, Obama, they don't know what's going on. I really believe that they believe their own PR. I really think they believe all this garbage Obama says. He's in office, the world will swoon, the world will love America because of the power of his personality. I think they're dumbfounded. How could they not be? All they are is theoreticians. They've never lived in the real world. Back to audio sound bite number three.
Back to Obama. September 21st, 2011, New York City, United Nations speech.
OBAMA 2011: The men and women who built this institution understood that peace is more than just the absence of war. A lasting peace -- for nations and for individuals --depends on a sense of justice and opportunity, of dignity and freedom.
RUSH: He lifted my Undeniable Truth of Life number four! Undeniable Truth of Life number four is, "Peace does not mean the absence of war." Anyway, we clearly have somebody in over their head. I can't tell you the number of people who are asking me, "Rush, where is Obama?" He's fundraising! Tuesday he's gonna be with Jay-Z. He's gonna be on Letterman. He's out fundraising. They're sending out e-mails bragging about how they outraised Romney, finally, in August.
There are people scratching their heads, and they can't figure out what the president's doing. Now, I opened the program by saying that I'm really confused. All we've heard since Obama killed bin Laden is that Al-Qaeda's been destroyed and the War on Terror is essentially over -- and it was actually kind of a trumped-up War on Terror. We never should have actually called it a War on Terror. That was just more Bush jingoism.
Yet not only are US embassies and businesses all across the Middle East being attacked and torched, the University of Texas at Austin had to be evacuated. Bomb threat. Somebody claiming to be Al-Qaeda. Don't these people read the New York Times? Don't they listen to Obama? Don't they know there is no more War on Terror? Don't they know that with Osama being buried wherever, that that was the end of Al-Qaeda? The Associated Press... This is amazing. We found this.
The Associated Press just last week, on September 8th, the headline was: "Terror Takes Backseat; Americans Safer Now." Saturday, September the 8th, AP. "As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is a similar question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer now than you were when President Barack Obama took office? By most measures, the answer is yes." Six days ago!
They were getting creamed on the, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" economy question. So AP and the other media collaborators get in gear. Oh, and the New York Times today has a story. It is unbelievable! I can't wait to tell you about this. It is just so obviously in the tank, excusing Obama for this gaffe on Egypt not being an ally. It's hilarious. If it weren't so scary and maddening and frustrating that this is how corrupt the media has become, it's hilarious.
But so is this, if you have the ability to look at any of this as funny. September the 8th! "As Americans debate..." There's no debate! We are not better off than we were four years ago. There isn't a debate about it. But nevertheless AP says, "As Americans debate whether they're better off now than they were four years ago, there is a similar question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer now than you were when Obama took office."
And, of course, "By most measures," the AP says, "the answer is yes." University of Texas-Austin; Fargo, North Dakota; London; what's happening in the Middle East. Oh, yeah! "While the threat of a terrorist attack has not disappeared, the combined military, intelligence, diplomatic and financial efforts to hobble al-Qaeda and its affiliates have escalated over the past four years and paid off." This is six days ago, folks! I love this. This is what happens.
When you live by the lie, you die by it.
When you fall on the sword, it stabs you all the way to your heart.
This is AP. Shameless! A story to try to deflect attention from how woefully worse people are economically four years ago and dredge up, "Oh, yeah, but we're really safer. It's exactly what Obama said! Get rid of Bush, close Abu Ghraib, close down Gitmo, and someday everything will be safer. Obama says Al-Qaeda's gone with Osama's death," and here comes the AP now looking like absolute fools, looking like absolute idiots.
"Terror leaders," they say, "including Osama bin Laden, are dead and their networks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia disrupted. ... As a result, terrorism worries have taken a back seat to the nation’s economic woes. Unlike previous elections, national security is not a big campaign issue this year." Well, it might not-a been six days ago.
"'I would have said four years ago that the al-Qaeda movement was emerging as a bigger problem, especially with the emergence of affiliates in places like Yemen and with the spike in homegrown attacks,' said Phil Mudd, a senior counterterrorism official at the CIA and FBI during the Bush and Obama administrations. 'But I would say today that al-Qaedaism is on the decline. By any balance, the number of places where people want to come after us has declined in the past four years.'"
This is the AP on September the 8th, six days ago.