RUSH: This is President Obama in Tokyo at a press conference. He was asked, ‘On Afghanistan, if I might, can you explain to people watching and criticizing your deliberations what piece of information you’re still lacking to make that call?’
OBAMA: I don’t think this is a matter of some datum of information that I’m waiting on. It’s a matter of making certain that when I send young men and women into war, and I devote billions of dollars of US taxpayer money, that it’s making us safer and that the strategies that are in place not just on the military side but also on the civilian side are coordinated and effective in our primary goal, which is to make sure that the United States is not subject to attack and its allies are not subject to attack by terrorist networks and that there’s a stability in the region that helps to facilitate that larger goal. The decision will be made soon.
RUSH: What a bunch of psychobabble. We just had a terrorist attack. A lone wolf, maybe not, maybe he was part of a terrorist network. I’ll betcha a lot of people in our intelligence community think he is part of a network, all these lone wolves are actually being run by somebody. He brings up this idea of money again. Money. Money? Money? What did he say the other day, that it’s a billion dollars for every thousand troops you send or something like that? The total would be $30 to $50 billion, depending on the troops that you send, number of troops. Fifty billion dollars is a quarter compared to what this guy is spending everywhere else. It’s about the money? Can you imagine this poor guy McChrystal? Here’s this four-star general, and he has to sit there and listen to this community organizer who wouldn’t know the butt end of an AK-47 if he saw it tell him how to run a war, and then he’s got sit there and put up with a really strategically timed statement from our ambassador appointed by Obama in Kabul. ‘I don’t think we need any more troops.’ It would be a funny joke if it were a joke. But it’s not a joke.
Now, here’s the sound bite on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Now, this is quite telling here, folks. Every president’s that’s ever gone to Japan has been asked this question, has made the case to defend our actions in dropping those bombs. But not Obama. Japanese reporter: ‘President Obama, you are a proponent of a nuclear free world, and you’ve stated first of all that you would like to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki while in office. Do you have this desire, and what is your understanding of the historical meaning of the A-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Do you think it was the right decision?’
OBAMA: We share, I think, a vision of a world without nuclear weapons. We recognize, though, that this is a distant goal that will not be reached probably even in our own lifetimes. Obviously Japan has unique perspective on the issue of nuclear weapons as a consequence of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and that, I’m sure, helps to motivate the prime minister’s deep interest in this issue. I certainly would be honored, it would be meaningful for me to visit those two cities in the future. I don’t have immediate travel plans but it’s something that would be meaningful to me.
RUSH: Did you hear an answer in there to the question? No, you didn’t. So the reporter asked it again and he just ducked, he moved on to the next question or left the podium. You want to know why he did not answer it? That’s right. He cannot give the answer that he wants to give. The answer he would like to give is, ‘My country was wrong. That was one horrible crime. I am embarrassed for my country for being the only nation that’s used nuclear weapons against an enemy. It was uncalled for, it was unnecessary, and I am going to make sure it never happens again.’ That’s what he wants to say but he can’t bring himself to say it.
RUSH: By the way, I’d be had he miss, my friends, if I did not point out to you that Reverend Wright was and is obsessed with the nuclear bombs dropped on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He brings it up all the time. He says it’s at the top of the list of America’s crimes; and he, in his famous ‘Audacity to Hope’ sermon (which Obama claims to have been inspired by) Wright excoriated the United States for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So we know what Obama would love to say, and that’s why he dodged the question, because he knows he can’t say it. At least not yet.