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Obama: The United States is Just as Bad as Malaysia on Human Rights

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RUSH: Obama's ripping America left and right across the sea.  Grab sound bite 16.  I mean, look at this.  This is early Sunday morning in Malaysia.  I guess Obama went over to try to find the jet, to help 'em out.  No word on whether that's been successful.  Anyway, Obama's meeting with the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak. 

They held a joint presser and during the Q&A... Have you seen some of the questions Obama's again getting over there? "Mr. President, are you getting sleep? Have you adjusted to jet lag?"  "Mr. President, did you like your ice cream dessert that was served to you in the shape of Mount Fuji?"  I'm not kidding. These are press questions.  These are questions that Obama is getting,  according to pool reports. 

Julie Pace at the AP asked Obama if he slept well.  Obama said, "I'm still on 4 a.m. time," and the press collectively thought, "Wow! What a brave guy, our Dear Leader."  Then Obama was asked about ice cream.  Another reporter asked Obama if he liked the ice cream dessert in the shape of Mount Fuji served at the state dinner. 

Obama nodded, saying, "Yeah, they have the green tea at the bottom that I've spoken of having when I was six and I was very pleased."  By the way, Obama talked about how being back in Malaysian reminds him of when he was 6-years-old and all. I thought, "Didn't Obama once tell us that his family took bus vacations up and down the coast of California staying in Howard Johnsons, 'cause that's all they could afford?" 

And all he needed was a pool and a soft drink and he was in there, as a little kid? 

The Greyhound Bus tour.  That was the extent of Obama's summer vacations. He told us this when he was running for office.  Now we find out that, as a kid, he was in Malaysia.  I guess they have Howard Johnsons in Malaysia, 'cause he spent time there.  Anyway, I have not lost my place.  Major Garrett, at the joint presser today with Obama and Najib Razak, asked, "Human rights, racial tolerance, political accountability and free speech. 

"As you well know, Mr. President, those issues are up for grabs in Malaysia right now, and they’re probably best symbolized by the precarious legal position of Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition political leader in this country.  Former Vice President Al Gore has taken up his cause, as has Human Rights Watch and other international lawyers interested in human rights.  Can you explain, [Mr. Obama], why you have said nothing about these issues here in Malaysia...?"

OBAMA:  I think the prime minister is the first to acknowledge that, uh, Malaysia's still got some work to do -- uh, just like the United States, by the way, has some work to do -- on these issues.  Uh, Human Rights Watch probably has a list of things they think we should be doing as a government.

RUSH:  So, "I haven't commented on the human rights violations here in Malaysia 'cause we got nothing to brag about at home, either.  We're just as bad! The United States is just as bad." This is typical of what this guy does.  "The United States just as bad on human rights as Malaysia, so I'm not gonna embarrass Najib Razak by bringing it up here, when Human Rights Watch says it's just as bad in the United States. 

"We got our own work to do." I know he's just answering a question, but that's no excuse to me.  The media is defending Obama, "Hey, he didn't go out there and make a statement.  He was answering a question."  Well, he didn't have to answer it that way. Whether he was making a statement or answering a question or not, he said what he said.  

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