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RUSH: Turning to the Washington Post today, Fareed Zakaria. He’s also an editor at Newsweek, and I think he still has his own CNN show, but they have so small an audience that I don’t know if anybody ever sees it. His Washington Post piece from today: ‘Obama the Gambler — Betting That Machismo Is Not Foreign Policy.’ In other words, Fareed Zakaria is betting that Undeniable Truth of Life number six, ‘The world is governed by the aggressive use of force,’ is untrue. He says in this piece that we on the right have a ‘phony realism.’ ‘Obama’s speech was part of a calculated strategy. Obama was telling the world the United States is willing to be cooperative to rejoin international institutions, to adhere to treaties, but in return other countries will have to help solve some of the world’s common problems. You just can’t kick us around anymore. Obama’s approach has already produced remarkable results.’ (laughing) It sure as hell has! None any of them any good.

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RUSH: Folks, just to show you how far we’ve come, do you remember Ronald Reagan’s theory on the Cold War? Ronald Reagan’s theory on the Cold War was: ‘We win; they lose.’ That’s a quote, and that was it.

‘Mr. President, what’s your strategy for the Cold War?’

‘We win; they lose.’

And he was despised for that by the left and the Democrat Party said, ‘Whoa! You can’t talk like that. That’s only going to be destabilize the situation.’ But he was right. No compromise with bullies. No compromise with liars. No compromise with thugs. Now, what is Obama’s theory on dealing with the world’s bullies, liars, and thugs? ‘Meaningful dialogue.’ No concept of victory. What is Obama’s concept of victory in Afghanistan? He doesn’t have a concept of victory. He’s waiting to decide what to do with the request for more troops in Afghanistan, and while the Iranians are launching more missiles that can reach Israel, and they’ve got that nutcase leader who says… Here’s the thing about Iran that you have to understand. If they are doing nukes, if that day comes, folks, they are led by a bunch of religious fanatics who believe in the apocalypse, and if they can bring it about they will.

It’s all about the 12th imam. That’s their version of the messiah. And there has to be so much world chaos before the 12th imam will show up. Ahmadinejad is telling us exactly what his intentions are! Now, I want to know, when did Obama first learn about that second nuclear site, and how long did he keep it secret from everybody? How long has he known about it? The best word I’ve gotten is he found out about it long time ago. Look, he even surrendered the stage talking about that. There’s Ahmadinejad at the UN in New York talking about whatever he was talking about, and Obama is on the stage with an embarrassed-looking Gordon Brown and Sarkozy in Pittsburgh at the G20. Meanwhile, while all this is going on, Obama makes a supposedly last-minute decision to fly to Copenhagen, Denmark, with the lovely and gracious Michelle (My Belle) to make a pitch for the Olympics in Chicago, the Olympics that Chicago doesn’t want!

A Chicago television station ran a story. Not a big story, didn’t make a big deal out of it. Fox TV in Chicago ran the story, ‘Hey, Chicago doesn’t want the Olympics. We don’t want the hassle. We don’t want this. We don’t want that,’ and they got it suppressed. They called the news director at the Fox TV station in Chicago and they said don’t run that anymore, and he didn’t. If they’d have shut up, nobody would have ever known about it. They made a big deal about it now everybody knows that somebody in Chicago got the TV station to not run the report. I don’t believe, by the way, that Obama never intended to go to Copenhagen. I think it was always part of the plan. Remember with him it’s about me, me, me, me, me. And this focuses attention on him. ‘Oh, I gotta go to Copenhagen to save the day.’ While he’s going to Copenhagen to try to get the Olympics in Chicago in 2016, and we have Ahmadinejad doing what he’s doing, the situation in Afghanistan.

Look, Fareed Zakaria ‘betting that machismo is not foreign policy,’ betting that my Undeniable Truth of Life, ‘the world is governed by the aggressive use of force,’ is untrue. That is undeniable. He’s betting that it’s untrue. Listen to this: ‘There is a phony realism brandished on the right these days that says no one will ever cooperate with America. Russia and China have their own interests, and any attempt to find common ground is naive.’ We’re not against finding ‘common ground,’ Fareed. We just recognize who our enemies are and we don’t want to lose to them, and we understand what their intentions are because they’re saying so! So while Fareed Zakaria — and I’ll tell you what he’s doing — Fareed is one of these New World Order types, loves the UN, wants to be accepted by all the global organizations — probably already is, probably already a member of all these groups. It’s a special interest column for him.

Listen to these headlines:

‘Iran Conducts Third Round of Missile Tests, Could Reach Israel.’

‘Revolutionary Guards Begin War Games in Iran.’

‘Venezuela Exploring Uranium Deposits with Russia.’

‘China to Display Upgraded Missiles in Parade.’

‘India Raises Nuclear Stakes, Can Make High-Yield Weapons Now.’

And we’ve got Obama saying, ‘We must never stop until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of the earth.’ We have a sophomoric, naive, leftist radical little child who we have elected president who actually has such an ego that he thinks this is all about him, that he’s president of the world. His presence is gonna magically result in all of these utopian, unrealistic dreams that these pantywaists on the left have harbored their entire lives. And now we’ve got people like Fareed Zakaria saying, Hey, you know what? That’s a good move.’ So let’s move to Saturday, Iranian news from over the weekend. ‘Obama Remarks Mocked by Ahmadinejad — Iran’s president has criticized the US President Barack Obama and blasted his British and French counterparts for their recent comments on Tehran’s nuclear program.

”Mr. Sarkozy and Mr. Brown’s statements lack any real credibility. From our viewpoint, what they say is not of much value… If they have the guts they should solve the problems they face in France and Britain. … Who exactly are they to decide about others around the world?” This is why he agrees with Obama. Obama basically said, ‘It’s not our job anymore to decide these things. We can’t lead the free world. No one nation is going to have dominion over another. It isn’t going to happen,’ and Ahmadinejad is saying, ‘That’s right! President Obama agrees with me — and he agrees with Kim Jong-il. He agrees with Hugo Chavez.’ So I said Friday, ‘You have these thugs parroting Obama talking points, running around saying our new president agrees with them!’ So after this story runs in Iranian news from the Associated Press, this is the next morning. This is Obama’s Saturday morning radio address.

President Obama ‘is offering Iran a serious, meaningful dialogue over its disputed nuclear program while warning Tehran of grave consequences from a united global front. ‘Iran’s leaders must now choose. They can live up to their responsibilities and achieve integration with the community of nations or they will face increased pressure and isolation and deny opportunity to their own people,’ Obama said in his Internet and radio address Saturday. ‘My offer of a serious, meaningful dialogue to resolve this issue remains open, Obama said, urging Ahmadinejad to take action to demonstrate its peaceful intentions.” This man, God help us, is the leader of the free world, who doesn’t even stand up for freedom! Who does not even stand up for it. He does not stand up for the oppressed peoples of the world such as those in Iran who would like to get rid of their oppressive regime. He’s the first president in the history of the United States that does not stand for our own ideals around the world. The first in US history who looks at the United States as evil and unjust and immoral, until he came along.

Meanwhile, from CNN: ‘Tehran’s new uranium enrichment plant will be operational soon and ‘will blind the eyes of the enemies,’ said Iran’s semiofficial news agency on Saturday. ‘God willing, this plant will be put into operation soon and will blind the eyes of the enemies,’ said the senior official in a written statement.’ This written official heads the office of the country’s supreme leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Yes, so, by all means let the ‘serious, meaningful dialogue’ with this bunch of lunatics begin. Let the magic and the power and the charisma of The One’s personality single-handedly disarm this bunch of lunatic nutcases. When you attach a religious fanaticism to the possession of nuclear weapons, you have a situation that is untenable. But Obama doesn’t believe that ours is a world government by the aggressive use of force. Nor does Fareed Zakaria. Here again the headlines:

‘Revolutionary Guards Begin War Games in Iran.’

‘Venezuela Exploring Uranium Deposits with Russia.’

‘China to Display Upgraded Missiles in Parade.’

‘India Raises Nuclear Stakes, Can Make High-Yield Weapons Now.’

And it’s all the fault of us, the evil vast right-wing conspiracy. You know what our biggest accomplishment was? The evil vast right-wing conspiracy got hold of some of Bill Clinton’s semen and put it on that blue dress that Monica Lewinsky was wearing! That was the single biggest achievement that we ever had here in the vast right-wing conspiracy.

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RUSH: Tom in Portland, Oregon, welcome to the… (laughing) Well, I would. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hello, Rush. It is an honor to talk to you.

RUSH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER: But, hey, I want to let you know that I disagree with your characterization of Chavez and Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong-il. I do not think these guys are insane. I think they know exactly what they’re doing, and I think they’re playing for keeps, and we’ve got our eyes closed to that in this administration.

RUSH: Well, we’re splitting hairs here on ‘insane.’ I think that it is truly insane for one country to want to wipe another off the map just because. I think it’s truly insane to want to engage in mass murder and genocide, for bigoted reasons. For any reason. I think it’s absolutely insane. Now, are they smart tacticians? Yeah! They’ve got a man-child that they’ve wrapped around their little finger. This guy’s ego is so out of control, he thinks he has them right where he wants them. He still believes that all of this melodic talk is going to change the world forever. He’s savior of the world! You know, he’s in a battle with Bill Clinton for that, they both think they’re saviors of the world: Clinton with his Global Initiative and Obama with his presidency. But, look, evil is evil. These guys — Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong-il and Chavez — for people who don’t know world history, they’re very common. These are very common. That is the history of the world. Torture, tyranny and no liberty. Poverty. Squalid conditions. Look at the history of the world. That is what is so exceptional about the United States of America. When we say the whole concept of American exceptionalism, it’s not that we’re better than anybody else. It’s not that we’re special human beings, because we’re no different from any other human being on the planet. The DNA is identical. The brain the same. Structure, all created the same. The exception is the way we govern ourselves. Freedom as dominant. That’s the exception, and that’s what Obama finds a problem. It is not exceptional to him. So these guys are playing him like the sap that he is. He’s going to be tested. Biden was right.

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