RUSH: Let me start with a couple things here. The nuclear threat. The little dictator in Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has announced that Iran has gone nuclear. Whether it has or not, nobody knows, but he's saying that Iran has gone nuclear. Ahmadinejad has ordered officials to speedily start five more nuclear reactors, so it looks like we better try to talk them into a sequester, too. Sequesters seem to be more effective than any sanctions have been.
But seriously, North Korea is threatening to launch nuclear missiles. North Korea somehow feels like they can threaten us with impunity. You've got Ahmadinejad bragging about the fact that they have gone nuclear now, and all of this terrible foreign policy news is coming out -- and I don't know how many of you know this -- all of this terrible foreign policy news is coming out during the same week where it is being announced that Hillary Clinton has been given a $14 million advance to have somebody ghostwrite her memoirs of her brilliant time as secretary of state -- $14 million.
If a book by Hillary Clinton earns $14 million, I, for one, will be shocked. And this is how this kind of stuff works. Here come these publishers. And remember, now, everything is part of the Democrat Party, everything is part of the agenda, and they are all oriented toward propping up their elites and propping up their leaders. This is just a way to get Mrs. Clinton $14 million. That's what an advance is, an advance is guaranteed. Now, in some book contracts it is an advance against royalties, and if you don't get there, then you have to give some of the advance back. But nobody's gonna come to Mrs. Clinton and say, "Mrs. Clinton, the book didn't sell quite as well as they thought and we want some of the $14 million back." It's not gonna happen.
So this is the left making sure the Clintons stay rolling in dough. I mean, what in the world is there that's remarkable about her tenure as secretary of state? Benghazi? North Korea? Iran? Where is the success? Where is anything in a book that anybody would want to read about Mrs. Clinton's tenure as secretary of state? What are her monuments? North Korea, Iran, Benghazi, Latin America. Somebody give me a foreign policy success story. You go back to the last four years of the Bush administration, and you listen to these same people talk about where we're hated. The world hates us. Obama's gonna make the world love us. We're gonna close Club Gitmo. We're gonna fix Iran. We're gonna fix Iraq. We're gonna get all this stuff back to normal so that everybody's happy, everybody loves us, and it's all falling apart. We're still in Afghanistan.
Monuments to her success, where are they? What is it that she's done that justifies $14 million? Now, free market, I guess for some people it remains a free market. If she can get $14 million from some publisher to write her memoirs on her time as secretary of state, fine, she can write 'em down, write whatever she wants, have it ghostwritten, whatever, and people buy it and everybody's happy. But the working title of this book ought to be: "What Difference Did I Make?" I mean, that's the working title of Mrs. Clinton's time as secretary of state, "What Difference Did I Make? How I Passed Off My Utter Failures to John Kerry. Is Everybody Feeling Better Now?"
What an utter disaster. We're living in an utter disaster no matter where you look.
We're in the midst of a dying country domestically, and in the area of foreign policy we have people who think that this country has never deserved to be a superpower. They have presided over what they think needs to be done, which is cutting us down in size. In the process, our so-called enemies are empowered, entrenched, not curtailed. The United States no longer seems to stand for freedom around the world. Yet, "Mrs. Clinton, here's $14 million. We would love for you to write about your years as secretary of state!"
What Difference Did I Make?