RUSH: By the way, ladies and gentlemen, have you heard the news? Have you heard the news, ladies and gentlemen? A lawyer for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has announced that he will plead not guilty. "The five men facing trial in the 9/11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of US foreign policy," the lawyer for one of the defendants said yesterday. "Scott Fenstermaker..." That's a great name for a guy taking on these guys. "Scott Fenstermaker, the lawyer for accused terrorist Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, said the men would not deny their role in the 2001 attacks but 'would explain what happened and why they did it.'" It's exactly as I told you: The United States will be on trial. Eric Holder knows it. Barack Obama knows it. It's being done on purpose. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed knows it and he's happy about it. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was in the recording studio over the weekend. The lawyer's got him in there. We have it exclusively on the EIB Network. KSM doing Sinatra.
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RUSH: And there you have it, exclusively on the EIB Network: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's New York, New York. That's another brilliant piece by "white comedian" Paul Shanklin.
RUSH: George in Chicago, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, thanks for taking my call. I appreciate it. While there have been a number of issues I'd love to come and talk to you about there's one particular thought I wanted to get into today, most recently over a period of time you've discussed this a number of times, and that is: Why do some Americans hate America? What could possibly be an explanation? I've got a certain take on it. While I don't necessarily agree with the explanations, these might be considered possible explanations. Now, there's a good and a bad aspect to these explanations. First of all --
RUSH: Wait a second. You don't agree with what you're going to just now say?
CALLER: I don't agree with the explanations. They is reasoning I'm going to give you for those that I think are America haters, but I believe this is some of their reasoning. Basically there are some who are simply embarrassed and self-conscious about America's success and influence. America, as we are about to now celebrate, our recollection, has a foundation of being a very modest country in general, not being a particularly braggadocios one for the most part. And I think the haters take this foundation to an absurd, misguided, and extreme extent in an effort to apologize for our success. So here a good basic underlying reasoning is convoluted and taken to really stupid and irrational extensions just to help them justify the haters; justify their own, I guess, self-consciousness. What do you think of that, as at least a possible explanation for some? Because, other than that, I can't think of any rational explanation.
RUSH: So it's psychological?
CALLER: Yeah. Yeah. There are people who feel self-conscious. There's a history in America of essentially being a modest country, and yet there are those who are self-conscious about it they feel they have to go to extremes -- like a Michael Moore -- to find negativism and to apologize for our successes. And I think it's just a good basic foundation taken to an excessive extent.
RUSH: What...? Who's...? Are you saying the haters have a good basic foundation, or you talking about the country?
CALLER: The country does and I think the haters, they pick up on. There's a basic, underlying foundation in America that everybody knows -- even the haters know about -- and they feel self-conscious; and it's part of, essentially, liberals: There's a great self-consciousness that feels they have to go to an opposite extreme, move the pendulum over to offset it.
RUSH: Yeah, okay. Self-consciousness, guilt.
RUSH: Constantly thinking about themselves.
RUSH: Personalizing everything. When they hear a politician say, "The world hates us," they think they're personally hated and they want to show, "No, no! Don't hate me. I'm a good person. I agree with you: This country sucks."
CALLER: Right. Right. Agreed. Because what else could be an explanation for those who, you know, exhibit this kind of activity?
RUSH: Well --
CALLER: I think that way underlying there's something inherent. I've never heard anybody explain this this way.
RUSH: It depends on how you want to define "rational." I would contend to you that there are plenty of otherwise rational people who hate the country because of ideology.
CALLER: Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm.
RUSH: They're just socialists, communists or whatever --
CALLER: Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah!
RUSH: -- and they do not like the concept of individual liberty and freedom. And these are people who have given us modern-day academia. They have given us political correctness. Political correctness is simply liberal censorship so that they don't have to hear what they don't want to hear, and so that you can't say what you really want to say. That's all political correctness is, and it's got us by the throat. Today, people who do not conform to politically correct approaches in saying things -- a person like myself --- look at what is said about these people. Extremist, racist, bigot, sexist, homophobe. So the greatest casualty with liberalism, the greatest casualty in political correctness is truth -- and that, then, as we're witnessing, leads to an erosion of freedom.
RUSH: There's also trouble on the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial front. Have you heard about this? Germany does not believe in the death penalty. Germany will probably not, therefore, cooperate. They hold a lot of the evidence of these guys who masterminded 9/11. Remember Al-Qaeda had a safe house in Germany, and since Obama has gone out there and Holder has gone out there and said, "We're going to seek the death penalty," the Germans are saying, "That's a big problem for us. We may not feel comfortable here in sharing the evidence that we have with you." It's also from Der Spiegel: "The Death Penalty Problem -- 9/11 Trial Puts German-US Relations Under Strain." I'll tell you who's not under any strain right now, ladies and gentlemen, that would be himself, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He went into the recording studio over the weekend. His lawyer says he's gonna plead not guilty because he wants to put the US on trial, exactly as I said, and now the Germans may not cooperate over death penalty issues.
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RUSH: I know, I know. I know we're going to hear about it. Don't worry about, folks. There's an answer, as there always is for everything done on this program.