RUSH: President Barack Obama is fulfilling something I knew was going to happen. Part of his view that this country is unjust and immoral, he has abandoned Poland and has abandoned the Czech Republic. On September 17th, 2009, the president of the United States made this announcement.
OBAMA: We will continue to work cooperatively with our close friends and allies, the Czech Republic and Poland who had agreed to host elements of the previous program. I've spoken to the prime ministers of both the Czech Republic and Poland about this decision and reaffirmed our deep and close ties. Together we are committed to a broad range of cooperative efforts to strengthen our collective defense and we are bound by the solemn commitment of NATO's Article 5 that an attack on one is an attack on all.
RUSH: That's absolute BS. He's canceling the missile shield in Europe to protect these emerging democracies from Russia. He got in bed with Putin; he got in bed with the KGB; got in bed with Medvedev, which is essentially getting in bed with Iran because that shield was also going to be some sort of protection for anything launched out of Iran. And he makes this announcement to Poland and the Czech Republic 70 years to the day of the Soviet invasion of Poland. This is not an accident, it is not a coincidence. This man is making a statement about what he thinks of past US foreign policy and imperialism. From the UK Times online: "Dismay in Europe as Obama Ditches Missile Defense." Fledgling democracies in Eastern and Central Europe have now been sacrificed to appease the Russians. A lot of people feared this was going to happen after Obama went over to Moscow, had a meeting with Putin and had a meeting with Medvedev, that this would be the result of it.
So let's take some things in order. The president, not only is he weakening our economy, not only is the president attacking the US economy, he is now weakening our foreign policy, he is weakening our military, he is weakening national defense. And it's all being done on purpose. Obama turned 9/11 into a day of serving the state. He's about to go wobbly on Afghanistan, too. The generals over there said we need more troops, but in Washington, Pelosi and John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, said, "No more troops, no more troops." And so, Obama is about to go wobbly there. He will not rush his decision on his commander's call for more troops to win there. He has surrendered missile defense to Putin now. He's moving toward large cuts in defense spending, and just as dangerous, while all this is going on, Barack Obama is bankrupting the United States. He is severely weakening our economy. We're not going to be able to afford to defend ourselves even if we wanted to before this guy gets through. The dollar rapidly declining in value, as is America's military might.
You know, I started the year by saying I hope Obama fails. I'm actually wondering, I'm asking myself, is it maybe that Obama wants America to fail so that he can rebuild it and remake it? Is it not eerie? Yesterday, the National Hemorrhoid, Jimmy Carter, emerges from whatever orifice he holes up in and all of us have a massive itch looking for the giant tube of Prep H to deal with it. He doubles down today, or in a speech last night saying I'm not backing down, I'm going to say it even louder. Here is a man, by any objective estimate, the worst president of this or last century. His presidency is being paralleled, it's being recycled. Everything Jimmy Carter did to our national security setup, everything he did to the military is being done by Barack Obama. Everything Carter did to destroy the US economy is being done by Barack Obama.
Folks, I don't like talking about myself on this program a lot, and I don't like patting myself on the back, but I did often predict that this administration is going to be Jimmy Carter on steroids. Now, if he's scrapping missile defense in Eastern Europe, and it doesn't leave them very many options, I mean he gets on the phone, (doing Obama impression) "You guys, don't worry, if one of us is attacked, we all get attacked. NATO Article 5, don't worry about it, you guys, we got it handled." They're not feeling comfortable about this. (interruption) What? Obama's got a newer, smarter missile defense? A newer, smarter system of defense? What, like not defending anything? Oh, gonna use boats, going to launch missiles from boats. He's going to launch defensive missiles from boats to protect Eastern Europe. What body of water are these boats going to be floating on? Well, if it's smarter, it's too smart for me to understand. Anyway, if they can't have our missile shield, maybe they might consider adopting our Second Amendment and build some bunkers. Maybe Obama could give them some grants, bucks for bunkers, bucks for buckshot. It's the least we could do for our former allies, ladies and gentlemen.
RUSH: By the way, folks, it's not just Poland that we have turned our backs on. It is Honduras, along with the Czech Republic. Greta last night on Fox News had a big segment on this. I think it was last night. Next week, the Obama administration will allow Ahmadinejad, Castro, Hugo Chavez, Khadafy, and several other international dictators into New York City to speak in front of the UN General Assembly. Now, you're saying, "Wait a minute, Rush! Obama can't not let those people in. They're going to the UN, diplomatic immunity." Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. One country's president will not be allowed into the United States. President Roberto Micheletti from Honduras will not be allowed to enter the United States of America. His visa was revoked by the Obama administration in August. He is the legal president of Honduras. He was installed not in a coup; he was the legal president.
So for the first time in our nation's history, a president of the United States is siding with Marxist communist leaders -- Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, Raul Castro, Evo Morales -- in condemning our democratic freedom-fighting ally of Honduras. Do not doubt me. This man has a chip on his shoulder about this country. It was unjust and it was immoral until he became president, and now he's going to reverse all of what he considers to be unjust and immoral and illegitimate about this country. Starting with our economy, and redistributing as much wealth as he can, and next tearing down our defense establishment and our foreign policy posture. Because to a man like this and his allies and cronies, we're nothing but a bunch of imperialists.
"We are 5% of the world's population but we steal 25% of the world's resources. We are causing poverty all over the world! We ally with people who blow up other people. We are just horrible. Our nation is horrible and rotten, and nothing redeeming about it, and that's why he runs around apologizing for it," and that's why he's pulling us back. It was a story we had yesterday. In fact, it was in the Morning Update today The International Institute for Strategic Studies has issued a report that celebrates what they consider a weakened United States. "Clearly," says the report, "the US share of 'global power,' however measured, is in decline." Now, this place is in London, and they say also that "domestically, Obama may have campaigned on the theme 'yes we can'; internationally he may increasingly have to argue, 'no we can't,'" and they praise Obama for recognizing there's only so much America can do "to impose its views on others."
Well, the traditional view of America was one of freedom and liberty, neither of which can be "imposed," unless you're a dictator or a terrorist leader -- and then, of course, freedom for your people is considered an imposition. America's difficulties in Iraq and Afghanistan have supposedly "exposed" the limits of our military power. The financial meltdown has sapped our economic base. In addition, we've lost our traction in dealing with Iran and the Middle East -- and all these lefty think tanks are applauding this. They're happy. It's about time we were cut down to size! A "weakened America" is an improvement because in their view and Obama's America has not been the solution to the world's problems. America is the problem.
RUSH: I want to finish this little riff here on the European think tanks being all giddy and happy with Obama weakening America. We're no longer the power player that we were. There's this guy named Robin Niblett, and he's head of Chatham House, which is another London think tank, and he says that (paraphrasing) "the rise of power of China, the reemergence of the Soviets and the European Union," which is laughable, "has made it difficult for America to influence others. Besides, America's long been seen as the problem. Climate change, financial crisis, Middle East policy." Robin Niblett says Obama's administration is far more Frank about US interdependence with the rest of the world and that's a good thing. They love the fact that Obama is tearing this country apart, they love it, they love a weakened America, they love the whole process of America is being seen as the problem here.
Now, Mr. Niblett and the rest of you European leftist socialists, maybe a weakened America sounds good to you, and maybe it sounds good to Obama and his cronies, but it does not sit well with non-liberal Americans. We've been through this before, the National Hemorrhoid, Jimmy Carter. And you know what the answer to a weakened America was? Two words: Ronaldus Magnus. So don't start celebrating yet, Mr. Niblett, we are not done, not by a long shot. And furthermore, Mr. Niblett, who is going to protect your little lily-livered white butt when somebody has you in the crosshairs? Who's always done it? You guys over there haven't the ability to defend yourselves. We have to clean up every mess you people start, and now we're not going to be able to. We're not going to have the means, we're not going to have the wherewithal and we're not going to have the policy. So the next time you're in somebody's crosshairs, the next time Russia wants to cut off natural gas supplies to your area of the woods, you gotta deal with it on your own until we get rid of this administration and replace it with one that will rebuild America as a superpower, which is for the good of everyone on the planet.