RUSH: Let's just start here at the top. "New poll: Romney Overtakes Obama on Terrorism."
This is a Bloomberg poll.
"The foreign policy results of the new Bloomberg National Poll haven't gotten much attention yet, but the survey contains some bad news for the [regime]. According to the poll, Mitt Romney has a 48-42 advantage over Barack Obama on the question of which candidate would be tougher on terrorism." Let's go to the audio sound bites. I want to take you back to this program yesterday. This is what I said. I've been saying it for days, by the way, but just to remind you.
RUSH ARCHIVE: [T]he bottom line here is that Obama knew the attacks on our embassies on the anniversary of 9/11 were planned and it had nothing to do with the video, and he knew that within 24 hours, if not sooner, of the attack at Benghazi and upon the death of the ambassador. So let's boil that down. What was the theme of yesterday's program? Obama knowingly lied to the American people. ... Obama created a conspiracy theory and coordinated a campaign of deceit to distract from the truth that affects our national security. This is not an insignificant thing that the president of the United States did.
RUSH: Yes, it is. It is insignificant. Nobody cares! Nobody cares because there isn't anybody who coulda done better than Obama in trying to revive the economy. And he cares so much! He's working so hard. The Clinton bump. (Clinton impression) "Limbaugh, you know what? You're saying it better than I ever did at the convention."
Yeah, and you know Mr. President, the interesting thing about the Clinton bump is, how many people watched that convention? I mean, was it 20 million, max?
"Yeah, but, you know what you forget, Limbaugh. I'm one of the most universally beloved people in this country, and you know how often that's been tweeted out there? You know how often it's been YouTubed? I mean, everybody's seen this. I got a call from an oil sheik in Dubai. He thought I never looked better. I mean, it's all over, Limbaugh. It doesn't matter. Whatever you say, we're gonna have a counter for it."
So the Clinton bump! Nobody coulda done any better, and he cares. He's working really hard, and the Romney campaign's a wet noodle and therefore you need a UFO. That's the only chance Romney's got. (That's Tom Brokaw.) Meanwhile, Obama's out there lying over and over and over. Susan Rice lied, Hillary Clinton lied, they all lied about this attack, and now the filmmaker is in jail. Have you heard this? They finally got the guy in jail.
We are going out of our way to apologize to the Islamist-supremacist world. This guy is in jail on a parole violation, something with a fraudulent check. But they've got the guy in jail. And don't believe he's in jail for parole violation. That's the legalese, that's the legal, but they got this guy in jail for the world to see that the United States can and will throw the First Amendment in the trash and will jail somebody who said something that the regime doesn't like.
So this lie has been perpetrated, has been told for over a week. Even after it was exposed as a lie, they continued to blame the video. Even Obama at the United Nations continued to blame the movie. The focal point of speech was the video and how sorry we are. We're not gonna put up with this kind of stuff. This is Panetta, Leon Panetta, secretary of defense, yesterday in Washington at the Pentagon...
PANETTA: As we, uh, determined, uh, the details of what took place there, uh, and, uh, how that -- that, uh, attack took place, that, uh, it became clear that there were terrorists who had, uh, planned that attack.
RUSH: So Panetta is saying that they all lied. He didn't say it but he confirms it. "Yeah, well, we determined the details of how that took place..." They knew within 24 hours. They knew within 24 hours that a movie had nothing to do with it. They knew within 24 hours that the video had nothing to do with it. It was a preplanned terror attack, and yet they continue to lie. But nobody cares. It's not a big deal. If you are the parents of Chris Stevens, I wonder how all this goes down with you.
I mean, your son's dead. Three other people died with him. There was no protection, there was no security, and for a week or more afterwards some video nobody's ever seen is blamed for it. And the truth comes out that it was 9/11 related; therefore it could have been planned for. There should have been security. Your son's dead. And you hear the president of the United States continue to lie about it. That's okay! I'm sure his parents are loyal Democrats and Obamaites and he cares and nobody coulda done better.
I'm sure that they don't care like nobody else cares.
Anderson Cooper last night, random act of journalism two weeks late...
COOPER: Multiple sources now tell 360 that officials knew this was a terror attack almost from the get-go within 24 hours.
RUSH: Yeah. Anderson, what was your first clue? You were you able to waltz in there with your CNN crew and grab the ambassador's diary. Do you believe this? A news network that can't do anything right... They're getting rid of their president. They don't know what to do. They waltz in there four days after the attack at Benghazi, and there's our ambassador's diary. They get it, and they take it, and they read from it, and they televise some of the stuff in his diary.
What if you're his parents. I wonder what you're thinking. Well, it doesn't matter. Nobody can fix this and Obama is really trying hard. He cares. Doesn't matter. Here we have random act of journalism two weeks after the fact. "Multiple sources now tell 360..." What the hell is "360"? I know it's his show. It's like the Talking Points Memo actually talks. All right, so, you have that. We got Jake Tapper. Move over to ABC last night on CBS' World News Tonight.
TAPPER: The White House first suggested that the Benghazi attack was spontaneous, the result of that anti-Muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. But sources tell ABC News that intelligence officials on the ground immediately suspected the attack was not tied to the movie at all. Arousing their suspicion: The fact that the attackers knew where to get Ambassador Stevens after he'd fled to a so-called safe house half a mile away. The building was hit with insurgents' mortars, suggesting that the terrorists knew what they were doing. Some administration sources tell ABC News they were concerned after the White House began pushing the line that the attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists. The White House says assessments have changed over time as intelligence has been confirmed.
RUSH: You know what the White House is saying? The White House... No. In fact it's not the White House. It's somebody that's gonna die of anal poisoning media person who is writing, "No, no, no! They knew. Of course they know and now know and everybody knows that the White House knew. They had to continue to blame the movie for the security of everybody else. It was simply a way to maintain security.
"Blaming the movie did not incite the terrorists to act any more. If you'd-a blamed them, if we'd-a pointed fingers at them, they'd have gotten madder and maybe done another attack." I mean this is actually being said. So you just heard Jake Tapper, "White House first suggested, sources tell ABC News, officials on the ground immediately suspected the attack wasn't tied to the movie at all." And what aroused their suspicion? They knew where the ambassador fled. When did you know that?
You knew that the next day because we told you here. The ambassador's safe house location was leaked to the mob by the people who went in to supposedly secure our ambassador. They took him to the safe house, then they told the mob where he was. This has all been known for two weeks. And here now the Drive-By Media thinks they've got a scoop! "ABC News was told that some administration sources were concerned after the White House began pushing the line the attack was spontaneous." Oh. You mean like this from Jay Carney on September 24, exactly two weeks ago?
CARNEY: Let's be clear. This... These protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region.
TAPPER: At Benghazi?
CARNEY: We certainly don't know.
CARNEY: We don't know otherwise. Uh, the -- the, uh, you know, we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned, uhhhh, attack.
RUSH: Yes, we do!
CARNEY: Uh, the unrest we've seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that Muslims -- many Muslims -- find offensive.
RUSH: Now, that's Carney answering question from Jake Tapper, who in our previous sound bite admitted that the White House told him they knew instantly, immediately, that it was a terrorist attack. So Jay Carney was sent out there to lie. I don't know if it took much effort to get him to lie, but nevertheless: He was sent out there to lie, and he did. At the moment two weeks ago that Jay Carney was telling everybody that it was a video, his bosses -- including the president -- knew that it wasn't a video. They totally concocted this. They made it up. And then, two days later, all over the Sunday shows they sent Susan Rice, who's our UN ambassador out, and this is what she said...
RICE: It's important to know that there's an FBI investigation that has begun and will take some time to be completed. That will tell us, uh, with certainty what transpired, but our current best assessment, uh, based on the information that we have at present is that in fact what this began as was a spontaneous -- not a premeditated, uh, spontaneous -- reaction to what had transpired in Cairo.
So Carney lies, two weeks ago -- Susan Rice lies, two weeks ago Sunday -- and they've been lying every day since. They engage in a cover-up. They concocted a phony scenario. What if you're the parents of Chris Stevens? What do you think of all this? You're probably marveling, I guess, at how clever Obama is and how he got away with it. The FBI is not even there investigating. That's why CNN was able to waltz in, go past the crime scene tape, and find the guy's diary.
The FBI is not even there yet. They're not even investigating. They don't even care! What else can we conclude? It's been two weeks, 15 days, and the FBI's not even there to investigate. They don't even care. They got their political mileage out of this. They established the narrative that it was the video. They had a solid week of doing that, no matter who was protesting and saying it wasn't. They had the world believing it and the US media spreading that it was a video.
Now the guy that did the video is in jail, and there's nothing to see here anymore. We move on. Now it's the economy, and "it couldn't be tackled any better by anybody else." The Clinton bump. Democrat National Convention. That's exactly right! Obama cares, as Michelle told us and he told us. Biden told us how much Obama cares. "Gosh, he doesn't do anything but worry about the economy and jobs!"
There isn't anything anybody coulda done, folks. There isn't. And over 50% of America believes this. Stephen Hayes told me that on TV today. It's what the polls say. It's worked! The American people believe nobody coulda done any better. (interruption) I don't know. It's interesting question. If Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood guy, wants the filmmaker, will we extradite him? Ha! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. I mean, the fact that we don't immediately say no is quite telling, isn't it?
RUSH: Here's, by the way, is Obama on September 12th. This is 16 days ago.
OBAMA: No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.
RUSH: Now, this is Obama. This is the day after the attack, and he's talking about it like it was a terror tack. He didn't blame the video there. He did earlier in the statement. But regardless, they knew at the beginning what this was. They knew, ladies and gentlemen, that it had nothing to do with the video, and lied for two weeks.
RUSH: Snerdley keeps making a big deal over the fact that the FBI is not even in Benghazi to investigate. There's a reason why. Here's why the FBI isn't there: The FBI will find out what happened, and the regime does not want that reported. The FBI will not lie about what they find, so the regime's gotta keep them out of there. You let the FBI in there and they're gonna find out what happened.
If you have the FBI conducting an investigation and telling everybody officially what we know, that's not good for the regime. So you just keep 'em out. You don't let 'em go. You don't send 'em. Therefore you never get to the bottom of it. Instead, you piecemeal it out with people like Panetta in a seven-second sound bite that is in no way gonna compete with two weeks of lies. You can have Jake Tapper go out there. We played the sound bite. You can have Panetta saying what he said.
But there's no way it's gonna compete with two weeks of lies about the video being what's responsible for this. That's why they're not sending the FBI over there. It's that simple. (interruption) I'm telling you! Snerdley's asking, "Doesn't anybody care the ambassador's dead?" (sigh) You have to never forget that everything now -- and I think at all times, but particularly now -- must be looked at through the prism of the Obama campaign, through the election.
The death of the ambassador can only be a bad thing for Obama if anybody makes a big deal out of it. So, no, they don't care. It's a harmful campaign issue. It's a harmful event to the campaign. So you downplay it. You greet the coffins when they return, you do a ceremony, you continue to blame the video (as he did at the UN three days ago), and you continue spreading the lie after the truth is known.
It's the State Department that tells the FBI not to go.
The State Department blocked 'em.
What more do you need to know? They don't want the investigation. They don't want what the FBI will find. It's not incompetence. You were thinking it was incompetence, right, the gang that can't shoot straight? "Okay, our ambassador's dead. Why isn't the FBI over there? They called it a crime scene." They're keeping the FBI out on purpose. Do you know anybody in the FBI? Do you know Jim Kallstrom? Nobody could make Jim Kallstrom lie about anything.
There is no administration that could have ever have made him lie. Jim Kallstrom ran the New York FBI office during the TWA Flight 800 investigation. There is not a soul who could make him lie. He's a great ex-Marine. Kallstrom and his union, they're the guys that got John Gotti. I tell you, there's no way any president could make him lie. He'd resign. The FBI takes it very seriously. These guys are... (chuckles)
You don't want to run up against 'em if you've done anything wrong. When's last time you heard about FBI corruption? Seriously, when is the last time you heard of any? I'm not saying that they're immune, but they're being kept out of there so that whatever they would learn will stay unknown. After all, "We got a president to reelect here, and we have an economy to save. We have a guy who cares deeply about it and is working really hard on it, and nobody coulda done any better than he's done."
That's the theme today.
That's what cannot be interrupted.