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RUSH: Yeah. Well, wherever you want peace. Peace only — and this is the Limbaugh Doctrine — peace only results after victory. Peace is never negotiated. Peace, lasting peace isn’t negotiated. Lasting peace is not discussed, and arranged over tables with papers signed and so forth. What we have here between the Palestinians and their related terrorist allies and Israel is what I call an irreconcilable difference, and the primary irreconcilable difference is that the PLO and their associated terrorist affiliates such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad operate under one objective, and it is not Palestinian statehood. Their objective is the extermination of Jews and the destruction of Israel. Now, of course, Israel is never going to agree to this at the negotiating table, I don’t think.
I mean, I can’t imagine that the Israelis say, “Okay, go ahead. We’ll die for you.” It’s not going to happen. This is an irreconcilable difference. So how do we solve an irreconcilable difference? Well, we’ve had irreconcilable differences throughout human history and they are not solved with doctors, nurses, clean water, Jimmy Carter, Paris peace accords, Camp David accords or whatever. They are decided, unfortunately — and I know to many people this is going to sound harsh — but peace results from the victory obtained during war. What I would do is go ahead and let ’em fight it out. We’ve been trying it this way for 40 years, have we not? We’ve been involved in peace talks. We’ve had Arafat to Camp David numerous times, at the White House numerous times with different Israeli leaders.
Arafat could have had numerous deals where he would have had a Palestinian state. In fact, during the Clinton administration, one of the things that really disturbed Clinton, made him mad, was toward the end of the Clinton years, Clinton offered Arafat everything Arafat said he wanted, and Barak, Clinton had got Ehud Barak to go along with it, and Arafat pulled out of the deal at the last minute because he doesn’t really want a Palestinian state side by side with Israel. What Arafat wanted was no Israel and no jews anywhere near him or his associates. Well, that’s an irreconcilable difference, so I just don’t believe that the way we’re going about this is going to solve it. I say, “Turn ’em loose. Let’s have a war and whoever wins, wins, and that’s it.” That’s the way the world works.
CALLER: Okay. Well, thank you very much.
RUSH: You want to react to it, or is it just…?
CALLER: Well, I don’t know. I don’t understand how is it that I hear that Arafat got a Nobel Peace Prize. I don’t know, if he’s so bad like people portray him.
RUSH: Dorothy, Dorothy, wait a minute. I must ask you a serious question here.
CALLER: I’m confused. I have no idea what — you know, how he got that if —
RUSH: Dorothy, dear, Dorothy. I don’t mean to be patronizing saying “dear.” Are you serious? You think that that peace prize that Arafat got makes him and means that he was a peaceful man?
CALLER: He may have started off militant because he felt maybe, I’m just saying maybe, trying to be logical about this, he was invaded, you know, by a foreign country or whatever —
RUSH: No. That’s not what happened. The United Nations created the current state of Israel.
CALLER: Right.
RUSH: Unless you want to say the UN invaded Palestine. I guess you could put it that way, but I don’t think that’s —

CALLER: I’m sure he might have felt invaded or he had to defend his home, whatever, so to speak, and —
RUSH: But historically, historically there never has been a Palestine. There never has been a country or a territory called “Palestine.” But the Nobel Peace Prize, Dorothy, the specific reason he got the Nobel Peace Prize is because anti-Semites sought to reward him for his efforts to kick the Jews out of Israel. Yasser Arafat remains to this day the only man to address the United Nations with a gun in his holster on his hip. The idea that Yasser Arafat got the Nobel Peace Prize. I mean, Yasser Arafat getting the Nobel Peace Prize is no different than Leonid Brezhnev getting it or Josef Stalin getting it or any other current recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. They’re all illegitimate. <a target=new href=”http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=3865″>Jimmy Carter</a> was the most recent recipient of the peace prize, and he got it for one reason. That was because he opposed George W. Bush and continually criticized him in this country.
The Nobel Peace Prize is obscene the way it is handed out. It is absurd. But please don’t judge Arafat on the basis that he got the Nobel Peace Prize. The latest recipient is a woman, somewhere in Africa. What country in Africa? I forget, Kenya or something. Planted trees, she planted a whole bunch of trees in Kenya. She planted a whole bunch of trees, like 30,000 or 30 million trees. She planted a whole bunch of trees. She got the peace prize. After she got the prize she came out and <a target=new href=”http://www.newstarget.com/002301.html”>accused</a> somebody of manufacturing AIDS in a laboratory to wipe out the black population of the world. This is a woman that gets the peace prize. I mean, you have to look at the Nobel Committee here and judge for yourself who they give these things to.
The United Nations today is the modern repository for anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is big in France. ( <a target=new href=”http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&q=anti-semitism+france&lr=&sa=N&tab=nw”>search</a> | <a target=new href=”http://news.google.com/news?q=anti-semitism%20france&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=wn”>news</a> ) It’s no accident that Arafat ended up there. Anti-Semitism is alive and well in Europe. This is one of the things as a conservative I genuinely don’t understand, is how so many people on the left can sit idly by and reward this and applaud this and understand that this anti-Semitism is taking place and still want to find all the fault in the region with somebody like Sharon or Netanyahu. It boggles the mind. There’s no common sense here. Now, I know Dorothy my answer to your question is rather harsh to you, but what basically I said is, “Let’s have a war, and you know, may the best country win.” That’s unfortunately the hard, cold realities in the world today, and that’s how irreconcilable differences are solved.
There’s no other way around this. We’ve tried this for how many years now, and when Arafat was offered the very deal he wanted and turned it down, it should tell everybody that what he professes publicly to want is not what he will accept because it’s not what he wants. By the way, they will profess publicly and they have professed publicly they want to see Jews being swarmed into the Mediterranean. They want to exterminate Jews. They want to annihilate, eliminate Israel. I don’t know how in the world you make peace with people who are willing to blow up their own five-, ten- and 12-year-old kids. I don’t know how you make peace with people like that. I don’t know how you talk to them. I don’t know how you reason with them. I don’t know how in the world — in fact, by doing that you strengthen them. You empower them by giving them credibility as though their desires mean something, as though their demands have relevancy. Not that these are utter barbarians, that, to my mind no explanation nor excuse is justified to explain their behavior.
RUSH: By the way, here’s what Jimmy Carter said, ladies and gentlemen. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, himself a dubious recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, called Yasser Arafat “a powerful human symbol and forceful advocate who united Palestinians in their pursuit of a homeland.” A powerful human symbol? Carter said, “Yasser Arafat’s death marks the end of an era and will no doubt be painfully felt by Palestinians throughout the Middle East and elsewhere in the world. He was the father of the modern Palestinian nationalist movement, a powerful human symbol and forceful advocate.” Palestinians united behind him in their pursuit of a homeland — or, I can add, they died if they didn’t unite. The guy ruled in total fear. The guy was an absolute thug, folks. There’s no other way to describe Yasser Arafat. He was an absolute thug.

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