RUSH: The Kenyans are mad. ‘Kenyan elders have demanded an apology from Washington ahead of a planned protest over the controversial photograph of the American presidential hopeful Barack Obama,’ the man whose name must not be mentioned, ‘in traditional Somali dress.’ The picture appeared on the Drudge Report, and showed Obama dressed up like Ayman al-Zawahiri. ‘The photo took centre stage in an increasingly acrimonious race for the White House, with Mr Obama’s aides accusing his party rival Hillary Clinton’s camp of ‘the most shameful, offensive fearmongering’ after it was published.’ Of course, Michelle Obama is now saying something different than that. ‘The fear bomb’ is Obama’s middle name. That’s what she’s saying. We have that sound bite coming up. Actually, Michelle, that’s not the fear bomb. The fear bomb is the word ‘liberal,’ and that is the word that we are not going to stop using here in describing you and your husband on the EIB Network.
Now, the dispute over the Obama photo ‘has angered many in Kenya who resent the implication that Mr. Obama did anything wrong during his visit. Wajir residents plan to demonstrate after Friday prayers today to show their support for the Illinois senator. Mohamed Ibrahim, who attended a crisis meeting in Wajir yesterday by clan members–‘ a crisis meeting? (laughing) ‘–a crisis meeting in Wajir yesterday by clan members who hosted Mr Obama, said: ‘The US government must apologise to us as a clan and the old man. We have been offended and we cannot afford to just watch and stay silent.’ He said it was essential that Mrs. Clinton ‘clear her name’ too. The old man in question was the retired chief Sheikh Mohamed Hassan. If there was no apology, the elders would demand the expulsion of US troops based in the town of Garissa,’ in Kenya. So how must this feel for the Clintons to have some Africans demanding that they apologize along with Washington for what happened? Look at what the Democrats have done here, look at the respect for this nation that they are causing nations to lose. The Kenyans loved us until the Clintons came along with this Obama photo. Here you have the Clintons’ first foreign policy flap before Election Day. (laughing) What are these Democrats doing causing such disregard for the United States of America? Look at the respect that we’re losing around the world, for planting this picture that Mrs. Clinton planted with the Drudge Report of Obama looking like Ayman al-Zawahiri.