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Wasn't Obama Going to Use Diplomacy?

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RUSH: Here's Darrell in Prospect, Pennsylvania.  Great to have you on the EIB Network.  Hello. 

CALLER:  Hey, hi, Rush.  It's a real pleasure to talk with you, and I've been trying to talk to you for a long time. 

RUSH:  Well, I'm glad you made it through here, Darrell. 

CALLER:  Hey, great.  I wanted to talk to you about Syria. It just amazes me that we have all this talk about a military strike and no one seems to remember that we have the greatest president, the brightest guy ever, who was elected in 2008 on the promise that he would bring our troops home.  In addition to that, he also said that he would sit down with anybody to work things out.  Now, Syria is a civil war of Muslims.  Obama has a Muslim background, certainly qualified.  He should be over there talking with the parties. 

RUSH:  He's got a brother that lives in a hut, there's no question, yeah.  His dad.  You know, you make an interesting point, Darrell.  No, I'm serious.  This guy did say he'd talk to anybody. 

CALLER:  Right. 

RUSH:  And he left the impression that just by talking to them, he could talk them down.  And that he would do that.  That the days of this kind of stuff are over.  This kind of stuff is never, ever gonna happen again.  These days of the US being disrespected and unloved and all that because of George W. Bush will come to a screeching halt.  In fact, you know, Darrell, you could go so far as to say Obama even gave his voters, the country, the whole campaign, the impression that no dictator would ever do this thing again if he were elected. That these kind of weapons would never be used because the world was going to become a beautiful place. 

CALLER:  Well, yeah.  And he goes around talking in Sweden about global warming, trying to convince everybody.  Why doesn't he just go back into Syria and say to the parties there "Let's resolve this.  This is evil." 

RUSH:  Well, that's another good point, and I made it in a feeble way earlier.  Here he is in Sweden talking about this business in Syria and then he launches into a global warming pitch. He's going to Russia and he snubbed Putin because of the ban on gay athletes at the Russian Olympics. He is going to go meet with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people in Russia.  It's just, I don't know.  Everything is just domestic politics and appealing to the --

CALLER:  Well, one of the things that bothers me along with that is I don't hear anyone else mentioning, you know, whether it's in Congress, I mean, he brings up he wants to make a military strike after drawing a line in the sand and now no one says, "Well, now wait a minute.  You want to resolve things by talking to them; why don't we try that first?"  Or have him do it himself.  I'd be happy to give him a parachute to drop him into Syria. 

RUSH:  Well, I think what they would say, Darrell, is that they've done that.  Hillary went over there and talked to him.  Pelosi went over, talked to him.  Kerry had dinner with him a bunch of times.  And they were really impressed.  They came out of these meetings, they called him a great guy, the reformer, and I think they would tell you they talked to him and that they're now shocked and saddened and blah blah, all that.  But you're right.  I mean, it is true to say that Barack Obama left the impression with people that if he were elected, this stuff wouldn't even happen.  He wouldn't be required to talk to these people because they would not be our enemy anymore. 

Once we got rid of Bush, there would be no reason to hate America anymore.  And if we replace Bush with Obama, why, certain countries in the world actually might feel closer to us than ever before.  This was clearly an impression that was left and made.  Why aren't we hearing about sanctions, give sanctions a chance?  But you're right, it's an excellent point.  Where are the words? Where are the doctors? Where are the nurses?  Where's the clean water?  Where are all of the other devices?

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