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President Obama Refuses to Call Ft. Hood Massacre an Act of Terror

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RUSH: The president just arrived down there with Michelle (My Belle) to go to the memorial. I've got a sound bite that says he's not going to say anything. But I'm not sure that that's accurate. He's going to go to the memorial service. Yeah. Here. Grab number four. Audio sound bite number four. Last night, world news, ABC's World News Tonight, Jake Tapper interviewed the president. We got a lot of sound bites from this. Jake Tapper said, "Are you concerned based on what you know about the case at Fort Hood that the government was not talking to itself the way that after 9/11 we tried to ensure that it would?"

OBAMA: We are going to complete this investigation and we are going to take whatever steps are necessary to make sure that something like this doesn't happen again. Beyond that, I think it's important for me to let the investigation play itself out so that we know exactly what happened, when it happened, how it happened, before -- before I as president of the United States comment on it.

RUSH: Yeah, so not going to comment on it 'til all the facts are in, until all of the investigation is completed. It'd be inappropriate for the president to comment. Well, what's he going to say at the memorial today -- if he's going to say anything? In the next bite he refuses to call it terrorism. Jake Tapper says, "Philosophically, what separates an act of violence from an act of terrorism?"

OBAMA: In a country of 300 million people, uh, there are going to be acts of violence that are inexplicable, even within the extraordinary m-military that we have. Uh, and, uh, I think everybody understands how outstanding the young men and women in uniform are under the most severe stress. There are going to instances, uh, in which, uh, an individual cracks.

RUSH: Well, maybe so, but that's not one of them. This is not. This guy didn't "crack." This guy has a history of being seen on the path to blowing up! I mean, they ignored everything. It is just... He just will not say it. He will not say it's terrorism. Who knows why? I think the political correctness... There maybe other things going. Now, I'm also hearing that Obama is going to personalize this and pay tribute to each of the fallen personally. And if he does that, that means he's stinging from the criticism of his speech to the tribal leaders, where he gave a "shout-out" to this incident while praising the tribal leaders at that scheduled conference. It was terrible. It was horrible. It was out-of-touch, disconnected from reality. It was insensitive. It was all the things that people thought Obama was not when they elected him.

So, you know, we'll have to just wait and see what he does. But listen to the stories that I have on this guy just in this stack. Here's Thomas Lifson at the American Thinker. "Despite the best attempts of the Obama administration and its media claque, very few Americans are buying the narrative that Major Hasan was a lone psycho who snapped. His PowerPoint presentation warning of "adverse events" if Muslims were made to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan has made its way to the media, he tried to contact Al-Qaeda, and his radical imam inspired 2 of the 9/11 hijackers, for instance." He had 10 to 20 instances of contact with the radical imam continuing into this year. Between 10 and 20! So, the pres is getting more creative in finding anything other than Islam's injunction to jihad to blame. The New York Times is claiming this is just one in a string of violent incidents at Ft. Hood. ...

"This is what the left likes to call blaming the victim, isn't it? And it has the double virtue in the Times' eyes of slandering Soldiers as violent louts," and, boy, you ought to see this New York Times story. It's all about how there are divorces, there are wife beatings, there are incidents of violence that we never hear about at Fort Hood. This guy was no different than anybody else, da-da-da-da. They're going out of their way to make sure that the US military is maligned for this. A respected, veneered institution of freedom and liberty is under assault because of political ideology and political correctness. So when Obama talks today, look for these "words and concepts emphasized in the President's rhetoric today and by lapdog media commentators: tragedy, grief, healing, face the future, unite, strength," blah, blah. They're going to hope the memory of this fades. That's what they're hoping.

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RUSH: Yeah, just imagine this, folks. Imagine if the Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, was shouting, "Jesus Christ!" as he unloaded fire. Do you think there would be any of these calls, "Hey, hey, hey! Let's not rush to judgment here. Let's not." Imagine if some idiot walked into a Planned Parenthood place and opened fire. Can you imagine? There wouldn't be any call for calm and, "Let's not rush to judgment in any way." No, no, no, no, no! Let's go back. Let's listen to Obama answer the question from Jake Tapper: "Philosophically, what separates an act of violence from an act of terrorism?"

OBAMA: In a country of 300 million people, uh, there are going to be acts of violence that are inexplicable, even within the extraordinary m-military that we have. Uh, and, uh, I think everybody understands how outstanding the young men and women in uniform are under the most severe stress. There are going to instances, uh, in which, uh, an individual cracks.

RUSH: Well, that's pretty "open-minded." He refuses to call it terrorism, speculates that the military and military stress made the guy crack. What about radical Islam, Obama? Does that have anything to do with it? Let's go back, July 22nd at the White House. This is Obama's famous primetime press conference and a columnist, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, said, "Mr. President, recently Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested at his home in Cambridge. What does that incident say to you, and what does it say about race relations in America?"

OBAMA JULY 22, 2009: [I]t's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge Police, uh, acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that, uh, there is a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos, uh, being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That -- that's just a fact.

RUSH: "That's just a fact!" It's just a fact. It's not a fact, not for the implied reason that he is suggesting there. But there was no hesitation here. I mean, he didn't think he had to wait for any investigation to play out before condemning the Cambridge Police. Oh, no, no, no, no! This was, "Why, we can say the facts in this plain as day! We have a racist white cop. A stupid cop! We have a revered, respected academician, 'Skip' Gates, who was in 'his own home' and he was of course besieged upon by bigotry and racism." The template was there. We didn't need any investigation for it. Bam, bam, bam! Thank you, ma'am. However, in this case at Fort Hood, "Weeeeeeeell, we can't jump to conclusions, eh, Mr. Limbaugh! You know, there are a lot of factors here. It's a very nuanced situation. We've gotta be very, very, very, very, very, very careful."

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RUSH: Sweetness-Light.com archive. Went back and found an issue of The New Yorker, July 2008, that published Obama's response to 9/11 as it was published in the September 19, 2001, edition of the Hyde Park Herald. This is what Obama said about 9/11 on September 19th, 2001. "Even as I hope for some measure of peace and comfort to the bereaved families, I must also hope that we as a nation draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy. Certain immediate lessons are clear, and we must act upon those lessons decisively. We need to step up security at our airports.

"We must reexamine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks. And we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of these heinous acts and dismantling their organizations of destruction." Hey, a big F, Mr. President, so far. "We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task..." See, that first paragraph, that is a throwaway. That's just stating the obvious. That's just Obama getting the obvious on the table so that nobody can say he doesn't get it. This is the real nut 'graph coming up here: "We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others.

"Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair." So they attacked us because of this, and we're to blame for all that. See, what you have to understand is in Obama's mind, we, the United States, are to blame for the poverty of the world (because we've stolen all the rich resources), the ignorance of people in the world, the helplessness (because of our superpower status), and therefore their despair. It's all our fault!

"We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any US military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad. We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent. Finally, we will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising the hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe -- children not just in the Middle East, but also in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and within our own shores." Raising the hopes and prospects...? Well, how's the hope and change in this country that he's behind working out for you? (interruption) The terrorists are getting a pass, Snerdley!

Snerdley asked me, 'What are the terrorists supposed to do?" They're getting a pass! That's the whole point of this. The terrorists get a pass. We gotta understand them. It's our fault! There's poverty, there's destitution, dissolution, there's despair and helplessness, and we gotta understand why. And to understand why, we gotta understand why they hate us. We've gotta figure out what it is that makes them want to do this to us. And of course the central answer to that question is: We're doing it! We're behind it! That explains all of this. There are some sick people running the show in this country -- and it's not just at the White House, folks. They're all over the place. They're at the Department of Justice, obviously. They are at the Pentagon.

They're clearly at the State Department. It's our fault. So I wonder now, I would ask this question: I wonder if Nidal Malik Hasan was one of those poor people who never had a chance. No, no, no! Seriously, folks, I just read to you Obama's official statement about 9/11 on September 19, 2001. It's our fault, these people are poor, destitute, ignorant, helpless, and in a state of despair. I know Bin Laden's a billionaire. We know all this. Bin Laden is a billionaire. These people are not poor. That's the traditional explanation for people in this country, the elites: "Oh, yes! We must understand their poverty their despair their rage their anger and it arises from the fact that we have spread our tentacles too far in the world: Colonialism, imperialism. We have raped the world and the earth of its resources. We've stolen others' property to enrich ourselves."

That's where all of this derives from. This derives from a hatred of this country; a resentment, deep resentment of this country on the part of people at the highest positions of power in this country. So I simply ask the question: "Since the reason people commit acts like Hasan did is because of hopelessness, helplessness, despair, ignorance, and poverty, was Hasan one of those poor people who never had a chance?" Well, obviously not. We educated the man! We put him in the US military. Hopelessness, despair, never had a chance? I love this. I love being able to turn these people's words, Obama's words right back at them. I just do.

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RUSH: Paradise Valley, Arizona. Chad, welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. It's great to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: I think that the main point behind the Fort Hood terrorist attack is political correctness. But I also think that Obama, the White House, and the media are not going to let the facts come out that it was, in fact, a terrorist attack. Because if it was a terrorist attack, that means Obama failed. Bush gave us seven years with no terrorist attacks and a little over a year after Obama's been in office, there's a terrorist attack while he's trying to soften our defense and our intelligence? That means Obama has failed. Once again, the all knowing, all seeing Maha Rushie is right. Obama failed.

RUSH: Need to ask you one question.

CALLER: Yeah?

RUSH: Because I'm not... We want to be accurate on this. Did the Fort Dix attack occur during the Bush administration? Or have all these attacks occurred since Obama took office? I think Fort Dix was not this year. Now, Arkansas was this year. The Arkansas recruit... (interruption) Fort Dix was stopped? Oh, yeah, Fort Dix was stopped. Yeah, and that was during the Bush administration. Yeah, 2007! That's right. The Bush administration stopped it.

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: That's right! That's right. So you are absolutely right. I was just trying to be extra cautionary, or cautious. You're absolutely right. No wonder they don't want it to be called a terrorist attack. There wasn't one during Bush's years and of course there haven't been any since Obama swept in there and took office.

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RUSH: Frank in Trenton, New Jersey. I'm glad you called, sir. You're next on the program. Hello.

CALLER: Hey Rush I wonder how much zinc is in the car batteries in the Prius.

RUSH: That's true. (laughing) That's a good point.

CALLER: You cited a 2001 quote from The Messiah and my teleprompter has a question. The Messiah said that a key lesson learned from 9/11 is that it's incumbent upon us, the US, to provide hope for the children of the Middle East. So what's your opinion as to whether President Bush's war effort to liberate Afghanistan and Iraq from their oppressive, hate-generating regimes? Does not provide that kind of hope?

RUSH: I always thought it did, and I think ultimately people of Afghanistan and Iraq thought so. They eventually joined with us. Remember, now, this is... Nobody dare say what I'm going to say. But Obama talking about how it's incumbent upon the US to provide hope for the children of the Middle East? Many children of the Middle East are having explosives strapped on them by their parents and sent onto buses. It is not the United States that is killing them or destroying their hope. It is their own culture. But we dare not say that. So don't tell anybody out there, Frank, that I said that.

CALLER: I'll keep it to myself, sir.

RUSH: Yeah. Thanks. I appreciate that. You gotta be very careful about what you say and who hears it out there. But hope? Middle Eastern children being raised to become martyrs, to have themselves killed? Hope for Middle Eastern children? Obama says it's up to us?

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