RUSH: We’re going to start with the president of the United States at Fort Hood yesterday in what was the most empty, meaningless — if you didn’t know what had happened, you wouldn’t know what he was talking about. Let’s go to audio sound bites. This is State-Run Media, a montage in which many of them feel they were reminded of Bill Clinton’s post-Oklahoma City bombing speech.
CROWLEY: This reminded me of President Clinton after the bombing at the Murrah building in Oklahoma City.
BAIER: President Bill Clinton had Oklahoma City.
GOLER: This is a national moment, calls for Presidential leadership. It is like the Oklahoma City bombings.
KING: A moment for this president, a moment to reflect, not unlike the days after Oklahoma City.
RUSH: See, the way these media people go and the way the Democrats look at it, these tragedies are good things for a president. Remember, the Democrats were so bent out of shape after 9/11 because it was an opportunity for greatness for George W. Bush that had passed President Clinton by. But now, Oklahoma City, let’s go back, let’s listen to President Clinton after Oklahoma City. This is why they love the Clinton Oklahoma City speech.
CLINTON: We hear so many loud and angry voices in America today whose sole goal seems to be to try to keep some people as paranoid as possible and the rest of us all torn up and upset with each other. They spread hate. They leave the impression that by their very words, that violence is acceptable. You ought to see — I’m sure you are now seeing the reports of some things that are regularly said over the airwaves in America today. It is time we all stood up and spoke against that kind of reckless speech and behavior.
RUSH: That was in Minneapolis on April 24th, 1995, in which President Clinton blamed me for the Oklahoma City bombing, ginning up government hate. Now, they haven’t blamed me for Fort Hood, but wait ’til you hear in subsequent sound bites who is being blamed for this by Democrats. But first let’s go to President Obama himself. He says this is incomprehensible. We can’t possibly understand what happened here.
OBAMA: This is a time of war. These Americans did not die on a foreign field of battle. They were killed here on American soil in the heart of this great state, in the heart of this great American community. This is a fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy but this much we do know. No faith justifies these murderous and craven acts.
RUSH: Yes, it does.
OBAMA: No just and loving God looks upon them with favor. For what he has done we know that the killer will be met with justice, in this world and the next.
RUSH: I mean folks, ought to read to you what my friend Andy McCarthy wrote about this at National Review Online: ‘After the carnage we’ve seen for two decades, and the high religious authorities that have endorsed it, it is simply astounding that an American president — at a solemn memorial service for soldiers killed just days ago by a jihadist acting on his rational, broadly accepted understanding of his religious duty — could claim that ‘no faith justifies’ sneak-attack murders, and that no religion teaches that ‘God looks upon them with favor.’ In fact, a widely held interpretation of Islam holds exactly these principles. No one is saying that all Muslims follow Hasan’s construction of Islam, but hundreds of millions do and they have scriptures to back up their beliefs — scriptures we could all read if we’d just pull our heads out of the sand. To deny that is to deny reality. A country can’t be protected by people who lack the will to face reality.’
And that’s what we have in president Obama. I’m still struggling, does he face reality, is he this naive or is he this cunning? He’s got to know what jihad is. He’s got to know of the imams that preach it. He’s got to know that there are scriptures in these people’s book that suggests the way to get to heaven is to kill infidels. This is not even arguable. As Andy says here it’s not about all Muslims but clearly hundreds of millions of them. Let’s listen to the next sound bite.
OBAMA: The stories of those at Fort Hood reaffirm the core values that we are fighting for and the strength that we must draw upon. Theirs are the tales of American men and women answering an extraordinary call, the call to serve their comrades, their communities and their country. In an age of selfishness, they embody responsibility. In an era of division, they call upon us to come together. In a time of cynicism, they remind us of who we are as Americans.
RUSH: I tell you, folks, there is bashing of America again, taking the occasion of this solemn moment to bash the country with his New Age liberal-speak, in an age of selfishness? I thought he was going to fix all that. In an era of division? I thought he was going to fix all that? In a time of cynicism? I thought he was going to fix all that? He also used the term ‘extremists’ to talk about people who act as Nidal Hasan did. They are not extremists. They are mainstream in their sect of Islam. They are mainstream. There are hundreds of millions of them. They are not extremists. This is serious stuff, the president of the United States, refusing to recognize — and of course the FBI refusing to take seriously, the Justice Department refusing to take seriously these agencies not sharing information that they had about this guy. You know, this guy, I had a PDF file today, George Washington University did its own transition task force, Presidential Transition Task Force last year. It ran from April 2008 to January 2009.
This is not an Obama-assigned task force. It was George Washington University, Homeland Security Policy Institute, ‘Thinking Anew, Security Priorities for the Next Administration. Proceedings report of the Homeland Security Policy Institute Presidential Transition Task Force.’ So they’re working on this regardless who is going to be elected president. You go to page 29 of this PDF file, and among the participants who were giving lectures, sitting in on panel discussions, you find the name Nidal Hasan, Uniform Services University School of Medicine. Now, this is not Obama per se, and I don’t want anybody to misunderstand here, but this is a failure of the broader government. How in the world, even if you don’t do background checks formally which take a while for task forces like this, wouldn’t you at least check with law enforcement or his name with the military, they knew about the guy. How does this guy end up, I mean, everywhere we seem to look, this guy is someplace of prominence.
He’s at Walter Reed giving speeches, lectures to other doctors. As I said yesterday, this guy was not on the radar or even under the radar, he was on stage. He was on stage to the point that everybody knew he was on stage. So here’s Obama with this speech willingly missing the boat on this? Taking the occasion here to praise the military by saying they show us the way during a time of selfishness, cynicism, and division. You know, these speeches are supposed to be uplifting. These speeches are supposed to be inspiring. They’re supposed to comfort. He bashes the country. This business of division, who was it that divided this country on the war in Iraq? It was Barack Obama and practically every member of his party except for Joe Lieberman at the time. It was Barack Obama. It was Harry Reid. It was John Kerry: (paraphrasing) ‘This war is lost, we have no chance, we don’t deserve to win.’ John Murtha: (paraphrasing) ‘Our Marines over there are committing rape and murder.’ Age of division. Ralph Peters last night on the O’Reilly Factor, he’s a columnist for the New York Post, question: ‘You listened to the president today. What do you think?’
PETERS: One point particularly got to me, offended me. It wasn’t hard to comprehend, and it’s not now. It was the act of an Islamist terrorist who gunned down 54 people because he believed he was doing the will of Allah in accordance with the Koran. Not hard to understand. The evidence is there. And where are the Southern Baptist suicide bombers? Where are the Methodist marketplace massacre types? It’s clear that the problem is Islam. And the other thing that offended me in all the speeches at Fort Hood today, not one mention of terror, terrorist, terrorism. I didn’t expect them to mention Islamist terrorism, but what does it take? What evidence does it take for our president to admit this was an act of terror? My God.
RUSH: He can’t. He can’t because it occurred on his watch. Now, here is Dick Durbin. Let me remind you about Senator Durbin. Senator Durbin, remember, went to the floor of the Senate and compared interrogators in Guantanamo Bay and at Abu Ghraib of being no different than the people that worked for Pol Pot, the people that worked in the Soviet gulags, and the Nazis. Remember, that was Dick Durbin, US Senator from Illinois. On the Senate floor yesterday, he said this.
DURBIN: To rush to judgment based on this new act of violence at Fort Hood is premature, and it may be unfair, certainly to the 3,500 Muslim Americans who proudly serve in our nation’s armed forces today. As you walk through Arlington cemetery, devoted to the — the section that’s devoted to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, you will find headstones with the crescent star alongside the crosses and Stars of David. As investigators search for answers as to what happened last week, we owe it to the brave men and women serving at Fort Hood and throughout our military to think clearly and act thoughtfully.
RUSH: What is he doing here? Is he blaming this on the US military? He’s determined to absolve radical Islam of any blame here. Just amazing. And here is Obama’s patron, Mayor Daley, of Chicago, at a press conference yesterday to announce the expansion of Arabic language programs in Chicago city schools.
DALEY: Every day in society someone’s being killed. Unfortunately, America loves guns. We love guns to a point that we see the devastation on a daily basis. And you don’t blame a group, you don’t blame a society, immigrant community because of actions of one group. You can’t — one individual, you cannot say that.
RUSH: So he’s blaming it on our love of guns, on a military base! Had the 300 people in that room crowded into these cubicles, had they been armed, there might have been less carnage once this guy let loose. Remember, it was a local cop that brought down Hasan.
RUSH: Jason in Houston, you’re next on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, thank you for taking the call. It’s an honor to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: You were mentioning the guy from the New York Post that was on O’Reilly, and he asked the question halfway rhetorically, ‘What’s it going to take for Obama to admit this is a terrorist attack,’ and I was riding with my wife in the car when the answer struck me, along with some expletives, that it’s going to take for something like this to happen on video is my opinion. If this attack at Fort Hood had been on video and everyone could see the step by step, I don’t want to get too graphic, but see what was happening and hear what was happening, I don’t think even Obama could maintain his agenda-driven denial.
RUSH: Perhaps. Don’t underestimate this guy in his ability to cast this as something else. Jason, we have 9/11 on video. And look how quickly people have forgotten that. We have 9/11 on video, and we have a large percentage of this country, mostly Democrats, who think that George Bush knew about it and engineered it and let it happen. So don’t think that just a video is going to persuade. If Obama wants to stay in denial about this, then he will find a way to try to pull it off. I mean this is blatant. This is blatant. We know intelligence agencies knew everything about this guy. He was connected to a radical imam who advised, inspired two 9/11 hijackers. He was in the same mosque. He was communicating with this imam 10 to 20 times via e-mail. ‘Allahu Akbar’ when he opens fire. I mean, this is more than denial going on.
RUSH: Fox News has a story. Is it Fox News or is it AP? Hang on just a second. Fox News has a story. Everybody is now pointing fingers at everybody else in government over how this guy, Hasan, got past everybody. FBI is pointing at people and somebody is pointing at FBI and all this. It’s just really comforting. The government once again has failed, and these failures keep mounting. Now, the latest excuse for inaction is the First Amendment. ‘Well, look, it would really been a serious violation of the First Amendment to read those e-mails and then act on them, those e-mails. We were really, really worried about the Constitution.’ (sigh) Right. Now, in that article is this quote from Evan Thomas of Newsweek. Now, remember Evan Thomas of Newsweek said in 2004 that the media would give Kerry at least a 15-point edge in the presidential race.
He’s the same Evan Thomas who said that Obama was some kind of god. Here’s what he said about Hasan’s faith: ‘I cringe that he’s a Muslim,’ said Evan Thomas of Newsweek. ‘I mean, because it inflames all the fears. I think he is probably just a nutcase, but with that label attached to him, it will get the right wing going and just — I mean these things are tragic, but that makes it much worse.’ So they’re worried this is going to get the right wing going. We are the enemy, folks! We are the enemy. Not Hasan, and not Islamic jihadists, not Iran. We, the right wing in this country! We are the enemy of this administration, this government, and this media. You know, General Casey. General Casey was in command in Iraq. General Casey spoke to George W. Bush almost daily in Iraq.
It was General Casey who had to go when Petraeus was selected to go in there and lead the surge. And General Casey is now the chief of staff of the Army. And he talked about the ‘diversity’ in the Army and, oh, how this incident is so very bad. He said something to the effect that it would be even worse if this incident caused us to lose our diversity in the military. And he went out there and said we’re going to do everything we can to make sure there’s not a backlash against the Muslim soldiers in our military. Janet Napolitano in the United Arab Emirates said we’re going to do everything we can to make sure there’s not a backlash against Muslim Americans in the United States. And there are statistics and numbers out there: Hate crimes against Muslims are at an all-time low, since 2001! They have plummeted.
There aren’t any hate crimes. There is no ‘backlash’ against Muslims in America. Zip, zero, nada! Yet Janet Napolitano is all worried about it. Casey, General Casey, is all worried about it. You know who suffers more hate crimes than anybody else in this country, religious hate crimes? Jewish people! Jewish people are subjected to more hate crimes in this country than any other religion. The hate crimes against Muslims in this country is in the hundreds every year, not tens of thousands. So there is no backlash. And all of this, folks, all of this is so typically liberal. You know what this is like? Obama and his State-Run Media, the Democrat Party, General Casey, they’re like a bunch of these liberal, out-of-touch adults at a Little League or Pop Warner football no-score game where we’re just going to have the kids play.
And we won’t keep score because we don’t want the losers to be humiliated. ‘That’s right, Mr. Limbaugh! This is just about people having fun. We don’t want to humiliate people and forces of competition. Because in competition someone always loses, Mr. Limbaugh, and their feelings are hurt, and this is why we must eliminate competition,’ and so we’ve got people in the military thinking this way! We’ve got our commander-in-chief thinking this way. What do you think it is that makes somebody say, ‘I’m uncomfortable with the concept of victory. It reminds me of the Japanese surrendering in World War II on the USS Missouri’? They don’t like competition ’cause there’s losers.
So these guys, Obama and the media, Evan Thomas and all the smart people, all the elites — the Democrat Party, General Casey — they’re sitting around congratulating themselves on how enlightened they are, at how good they are at maintaining self-esteem and how good they are in all of their diversity. But as I told you once: The kids in these no-score games are keeping score. The kids playing the game, I don’t care how young they are, know who’s winning and who’s losing and they are playing to win. They’re writing it down on their hands. They’re keeping the score in their heads while these hoity-toity parents think they are enlightened by running around with no-score games and they’re protecting sensitive, hurt feelings so that their kids will not feel like losers on the soccer field or the football field or the baseball field.
Well, the soldiers of the US military are the kids playing the game, and Obama, the Drive-Bys, the Democrats, General Casey are these enlightened adults. And the military knows the score. It is Islamic terrorists 13, Fort Hood 0. The soldiers know it and most Americans know it. The only people who do not are the media and their boss, Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel. But the members of the military know. Can you put yourself in their uniforms yesterday at Fort Hood listening to that drivel? They know exactly what went on in there. And their commander-in-chief comes down and can’t even face it, can’t even address it and has to talk about because, ‘it happened because we’re in an age of division and selfishness and cynicism’? This is Veterans Day.
The members of the military are keeping score. And right now, at Fort Hood, they’re losing on their home field! And we’ve got Evan Thomas saying, ‘Oh, I’m sorry this guy was a Muslim. Oh, it’s just a nutcase! These things are tragic but this is just going to get the right wing going! Oh, no! It just makes it worse.’ It makes it worse! Not that 13 people are dead. What makes it ‘worse’ is that the guy who did it is a Muslim and that’s ‘going to get the right wing going.’ Islamic Terrorist 13, Fort Hood 0. The soldiers at Fort Hood and Fort Dix and Fort Bragg and Fort wherever know it. Most Americans know it. To have this kind of stuff happening on Veterans Day, what would you call it? Irony? Or is it just a smack in the face?
RUSH: Whatever happens, whatever happens, the backlash is always against us. You got Napolitano, you got Casey worried about the backlash against Muslims. It’s not the Muslims who need protection. It’s us! We conservatives are the ones who need protection. Oklahoma City, blame us! 9/11, blame us! Chelsea Clinton said it was Bush’s tax cuts that led to 9/11. She did. Hurricane Katrina, blame us! Fort Hood, blame conservatives! Some lunatic shoots an abortion doctor, blame us! Swine flu, blame us! Donovan McNabb has a lousy season, blame me! (laughing) Well, it’s true. It’s always our fault. It’s like the USSR, the Soviet Union, when things went wrong they always blamed Trotsky and then they blamed Reagan. Or in the allegory Animal Farm, the statists in that book, they blame everything that goes wrong on Snowball. Folks, we are the Satan in their religion. Everything that goes wrong has to be our fault. Evan Thomas, ‘Oh, no, oh, no, the guy’s a Muslim, oh, no, oh, no, it’s gonna get the right wing going.’ We’re the ones who need protection. St. Louis Rams can’t find a buyer, it’s our fault!
Steve in Middleburg, Virginia, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. I’m glad you waited. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Always an honor.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Someone compared Hasan to Timothy McVeigh or Geraldo comparing him to the Columbine killers. I would actually compare him to William Ayers, the domestic terrorist —
RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
RUSH: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Are you saying that Gerry Rivers compared Hasan to the Columbine killers?
CALLER: That’s correct.
RUSH: What movie did he watch?
CALLER: I don’t know. That’s Geraldo for you.
RUSH: What movie were they showing in the mosque? What movie was the imam telling him to watch? Because remember the Matrix movie got blamed for Columbine.
CALLER: Right. Right. I can’t explain Geraldo, I don’t begin to try. But I would compare him to Ayers, though, he was a domestic terrorist not happy with the war being waged at that time, plotting to attack the Pentagon. But all is not lost —
RUSH: Wait, wait, bit of a stretch here because we don’t yet have evidence that Hasan was a friend of Obama’s.
CALLER: Well, no, no, but all is not lost —
RUSH: I mean Ayers was and is.
CALLER: I was about to say, you know, all is not lost for Hasan. If he plays his legal cards right in 30 years he might be able to chair a psych department at a prestigious university or maybe even host a fundraiser for a future Democrat candidate for president of the United States. I know that sounds silly, that can never happen in America. Oops.
RUSH: Sorry, it has happened in America. (laughing) He could chair a psych department at a prestigious university in 30 years and —
CALLER: I don’t mean to make light of the situation, Rush, I’m trying to be, shall we say, ironical.
RUSH: Let me tell you something. You’re good because sometimes humor is the best way to illustrate reality.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush, for everything you do.
RUSH: Thank you. Appreciate that, Steve. Thanks much.