It Wasn't Just an Apology Tour, It Was a Condemnation Tour! And We Have All the Evidence to Prove It Right Here...
October 23, 2012
RUSH: Here is Romney burying Obama on the apology tour...
ROMNEY: The president in his campaign some four years ago said he'd meet with all the world's worst actors in his first year. He'd sit down with Chavez and Kim Jong-il, with Castro and with president Ahmadinejad of Iran. I think they looked and thought, "Well, that's an unusual honor to receive from the president of the United States." And then the president began what I have called an apology tour, of going to various nations in the Middle East and criticizing America. I think they looked at that and saw weakness.
RUSH: Yeah, and Obama didn't like this. It got under Obama's skin.
OBAMA: Nothing, uh, Governor Romney just said is true, starting with this notion of me apologizing. This has been, uhh, probably the biggest whopper that's been told during the course of this campaign. And every fact-checker and every reporter [who] has looked at it, Governor, has said this is not true.
RUSH: Well, but the problem is, it is true! He did run around the world blaming America; agreeing that America had been the problem here or there. In Cairo he talked about how the American people had imposed their way on people for far too long. Everybody knows he engaged in an apology tour! And after Obama called him a liar, Romney came back even stronger.
ROMNEY: Reason I called it an apology tour is because you went to Middle East and you flew to Egypt and to Saudi Arabia and to Turkey and Iraq. And, by the way, you skipped Israel, our closest friend in the region. But you went to the other nations. And, by the way: They noticed that you skipped Israel. And then in those nations, and on Arabic TV, you said that America had been "dismissive and derisive." You said that "on occasion America had dictated to other nations." Mr. President, America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators.
RUSH: Amen. One of my favorite lines. Well, one of my favorite facts of all time on this program. I've run into liberals since I've been doing this. You know what the phrase is? "We've imposed freedom on the rest of the world. We've imposed our way of life on the rest of the world." I've heard it from liberals all my life. Obama's just another liberal, and he's just echoing the sentiment.
"The big, bad United States, huffs and puffs and we've imposed our way of life." And I've always said, "We don't impose freedom." In fact, this is one of the Undeniable Truths of Life: "Freedom is not an imposition." Freedom cannot be an imposition, by definition! You can't impose freedom. You liberate people, and that's what we have done. There are cemeteries of American dead all over the world, men and women who have died liberating others from tyranny and freedom, and Obama denies this and apologizes for this country.
RUSH: Let's listen, ladies and gentlemen, to some of Obama's remarks in speeches around the world. April 3rd, 2009, in Strasbourg, France.
OBAMA 04.03.09: (godlike echo) In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America's shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.
RUSH: Now, what the hell would you call that?
That's even worse than an apology!
This is the guy running around blaming our country to the Europeans, who wouldn't exist if it weren't for us. We have defended them. I call your attention to the cemeteries all over Europe again. They don't have to have defense budgets because of us, because of NATO. They're free to run their Western democracies, their socialism into the economic ground all they want. They're free to implode economically like they are because we have propped them up. The Marshall Plan!
This is in his third month. January, February... It's the third month of his presidency, April of 2009. (impression) "America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, and even derisive. And we have failed to appreciate Europe." He's just jealous of their train stations. He wishes we had train stations like they do. Every city has a mob getting on trains instead of driving cars. This is worse than an apology! Here's June 4th in Cairo. Cairo University, "Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!"
OBAMA 06.04.09: (godlike echo) Iraq was a war of choice that provoked strong differences in my country and around the world. 9/11 was an enormous trauma to our country. The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases it led us to act contrary to our traditions and our ideals. We are taking concrete actions to change course. I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.
RUSH: It was outrageous that he would say this. He's over at the seat of our enemies. Cairo, Egypt, is where Al-Qaeda was born! Well, Saudi Arabia for bin Laden, but Zawahiri and all these guys and the hijackers were Egyptian, many of them Saudi. What...? He goes over there and promises to close Gitmo. He accepts every talking point that we were guilty. We had no reason to go into Iraq.
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