RUSH: Anyway, a quick time-out here. I’m hearing many people say that this is just a disaster, that it was a travesty for the Nobel committee to choose President Obama as the recipient for their peace prize. See, you have to know how to look at these things. The Nobel committee picked the perfect person for their award. We should acknowledge and celebrate the Nobel committee’s choice.
RUSH: We should congratulate the Nobel Peace Prize Committee and Barack Obama. They deserve each other. The award embodies everything that’s wrong with liberalism. The Nobel Peace Prize is a tribute to false promise. Liberalism is a black hole in The Universe of Lies. And here we have a shooting star in this universe, like Barack Obama. He is an ideal recipient, as was Algore. Scam artists receive a sham award. It’s perfect! Anybody who says that Obama did not deserve — including, he tries to act like he didn’t deserve it, which I don’t believe for a moment, I think he thinks he’s entitled to this every year that he’s president. Anybody who says that he didn’t deserve the award is mistaken. No one deserves this symbol of Hoax and Chains more than Barack Obama. So receive this award, just when the fraud known as ClimateGate is on parade in nearby Oslo is poetic justice. In fact, I think the Nobel committee, I think one of the reasons they gave the award to Obama is to force him to go to Copenhagen. Because I think at this stage he wouldn’t really want to show up over there; nothing of any significance is going to happen. They’ve already announced that, but he has to go to Oslo to pick up the Peace Prize, and so he’s already there, so that’s — I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if there was some chicanery at the Nobel crowd just to make sure he goes to Copenhagen to lend it whatever credibility he, as a hoaxer, can lend to another hoax.
And I said yesterday, Hoax and Change, it’s Hoax and Chains, c-h-a-i-n-s. That’s where we’re headed. But I think it’s poetic justice that in the middle of one of the worst blizzards and snowstorms, prewinter — I mean, Snowstorm Algore, Global Warming Snowstorm Algore, is continuing to wreak havoc during the week that Copenhagen forms to discuss global warming. And here comes Obama to receive the Peace Prize at the same time that this hoax and fraud, be it ClimateGate, is going on? It’s poetic justice. A fraud shows up to accept a fraud award to attend a fraud meeting. The bitterly frigid temperatures here at home makes it all feel the better. The stars are in perfect alignment in The Universe of Lies. Don’t fight it, folks, enjoy the view. At least it’s all out in the open to those who are not blind to the obvious.
Here’s Obama sound bite number 11, a montage of outcomes he said the word ‘I.’
OBAMA: I received this honor, and yet because I am, I cannot deny it, I am, and I am responsible, and so I come, I do not bring, what I do know, I make, I am living, I know there’s nothing weak, I cannot, I face the world, I raise this point, I believe, I, like any, I am convinced, I believe, I understand, but I also note, I believe, that is why I, I ordered, why I have reaffirmed, I’ve spoken, I believe, I am committed, and I’m working, I believe, I know that, but I also know, I do not, I refuse, I refuse to accept the idea, I reject these choices.
RUSH: For a guy who’s trying to say he doesn’t deserve the honor, he sure sounds impressed with himself. And you notice they had the messianic echo there for his speech.
RUSH: ‘President Barack Obama entered the pantheon of Nobel Peace Prize winners Thursday with humble words, acknowledging his own few accomplishments while delivering a robust defense of war and promising to use the prestigious award to ‘reach for the world that ought to be.” And one of his lines in the speech was, ‘No matter how justified, war promises human tragedy.’ Now, to the guy I was just talking to, ‘My opinion counts, Mr. Limbaugh, because–‘ no, it doesn’t if you’re wrong. If you are that kind of guy, the New Castrati, this sounds brilliant, ‘No matter how justified, war promises human tragedy.’ But just wars, morally correct just wars end human tragedy. For reference, check American history. Not fighting just wars promises human tragedy, folks. And I would think an African-American would appreciate that more than anyone. This was the first country in the history of the world to go to war with itself to end slavery. That was a just war. It did not promise human tragedy. It sought to end human tragedy, as a just war. And this is what he doesn’t or won’t understand.
The Brits, they had their own guy, William Wilberforce, who was committed to ending the slave trade in Great Britain. We are trashed forever throughout the world because of our slavery past, racist past. We’re the only country in the world who’s gone to war with itself to end slavery, and that was a just war which ended human tragedy, or sought to end it. You would think that Obama as an African-American would appreciate that more than anyone. That has to be one of the lessons of the Civil War. I mean several other wars make the point but why get bogged down in details? ‘No matter how justified, war promises human tragedy.’ Just wars end them. Just wars end human tragedy. For a country like the United States, that’s why wars are fought, to liberate people. So let’s listen to a little bit more of Obama. Here he is leading off the speech by pretending he thinks he doesn’t deserve it.
OBAMA: I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous —
RUSH: Listen to that echo!
OBAMA: — decision has generated. In part this is because I am at the beginning and not the end of my labors on the world stage. Compared to some of the giants of history who have received this prize — Schweitzer and King, Marshall, and Mandela — my accomplishments are slight. I cannot argue with those who find these men and women, some known, some obscure to all but those they helped, to be far more deserving of this honor than I.
RUSH: Oh, yada yada yada. I’m asking the broadcast engineer a question, or maybe Brian, can we add reverb to me like that? Could we add reverb to me? Do we have the necessary equipment to add reverb at the drop of a hat when I want to and then take it off when I don’t want to? Not right now? Well, how about five minutes from now? Not five minutes from now. Are we talking days to set this up? I thought every modern broadcast studio had reverb processing. Okay, I’m saying the word. Get it done. I could sit in here and try to sound like an echo, impersonate, but I’d rather get reverb. If he’s going to do it, for crying out loud, I’m going to do it.
This is an interesting story, this is from the UK Guardian: ”Nobel Peace Prize: Norwegians Incensed Over Barack Obama’s Snubs’ — Barack Obama’s trip to Oslo to pick up his Nobel peace award is in danger of being overshadowed by a row over the cancellation of a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner. Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit. The White House has cancelled many of the events Peace Prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, appearances at a children’s event promoting peace and a music concert…’ hell, I wouldn’t want to go to this crap, either. But if you win it, I guess you have to. ‘… as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honor at the Nobel peace centre.’ This is the biggie: ‘He has also turned down a lunch invitation from the King of Norway.’ Instead they settled for a photo-op.
Now, I have no doubt why. Let’s just look at this again from the philosophical worldview of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright in Chicago. (doing Wright impersonation) ‘White Europeans are once again trying to take over the world!’ So Obama goes over there and, you know, there aren’t a whole lot of African-Americans on the Nobel Peace Committee, there aren’t a whole lot of African-Americans in Denmark, Norway over there, a lot of blondes, Tiger Woods would know about it, and why do I want to hang around here? I’ll get the award that I really do deserve even though I’m going to make people think I don’t deserve it, I’m gonna to skate, I’m going to go over to Oslo, put in a little appearance, try to get outta there before the disaster hits and get back home.
And the White House is saying hey, look, you know, at least he came, at least President Obama came. Teddy Roosevelt didn’t come when he got the Peace Prize. There was one other president that got the Peace Prize that didn’t show up. But they didn’t have Boeing 747s. Teddy Roosevelt likely would have had to ride a horse part of the way to get over there, steamship and so forth. And the other president, too, was before they had 747s. The other president did not have access and jet that could get him over there in six hours or eight or whatever the flight time is from wherever Obama went. The whole speech was to create a rationale for why he deserved the Peace Prize, even though his country is at war. You see, for people like Obama, this needs explanation. He’s over there receiving the Peace Prize but he feels a little guilty because he just ramped up a war, 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
OBAMA: Perhaps the most profound issue surrounding my receipt of this prize is the fact that I am the commander-in-chief of a military of the nation in the midst two of wars. One of these wars is winding down. The other is a conflict that America did not seek. We are at war. I’m responsible for the deployment of thousands of young Americans to battle in a distant land. Some will kill and some will be killed. And so I come here with an acute sense of the costs of armed conflict, filled with difficult questions about the relationship between war and peace and our effort to replace one with the other.
RUSH: Yeah, fine. I can’t get past the reverb. I don’t know what else he’s saying, I just can’t get past the reverb other than he’s making an excuse. The other president was Woodrow Wilson, 1919. Carter got the Nobel Peace Prize post-presidency, but the two US presidents that got it in office were Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson in 1919. And again, the White House, hey, at least we showed up. Maybe we didn’t go to all of your events, at least we showed up. The other two guys didn’t. Those two white guys that were president, they didn’t show up. Yeah, well, they didn’t have two Boeing 747s to take them and their sycophant press corps along with them.
RUSH: I want to play one more sound bite from Obama accepting the Nobel Peace Prize because this is a first. As far as my memory is concerned, it’s a first. Obama grudgingly admits that America has done a little good now and then despite our mistakes.
OBAMA: Whatever mistakes we have made, the plain fact is this: The United States of America has helped underwrite global security for more than six decades with the blood of our citizens and the strength of our arms. We have borne this burden not because we seek to impose our will. We have done so out of enlightened self-interest, because we seek a better future for our children and grandchildren, and we believe that their lives will be better if others’ children and grandchildren can live in freedom and prosperity.
RUSH: Well, that’s not the reason we do what we do, but that’s a liberal’s version of it, but I wonder whoever put that on the teleprompter is going to survive the week ’cause he’s never talked that way. And that little passage is why Newt Gingrich is out there praising the speech today, that little passage right there. And that’s exactly what it’s for; it’s designed to get the inside-the-Beltway Republicans who want to be seen as cooperative, bipartisan and loving, ‘It’s called crossing the aisle, Limbaugh, crossing the aisle.’ Okay, however you want it, Senator. I know he doesn’t believe it. In fact, later in the speech he said we’ve done good for many decades. Let’s go ahead and play one more. This is the war segment in which he puts the Iraq war in the unjust category.
OBAMA: The world rallied around America after the 9/11 attacks and continues to support our efforts in Afghanistan because of the horror of those senseless attacks and the recognized principle of self-defense. Likewise, the world recognized the need to confront Saddam Hussein when he invaded Kuwait, a consensus that sent a clear message to all about the cost of aggression. Furthermore, America, in fact, no nation can insist that others follow the rules of the road if we refuse to follow them ourselves. For when we don’t, our actions are pure arbitrary and undercut the legitimacy of future interventions no matter how justified.
RUSH: No, they don’t. He’s apologizing to the world for Iraq and heaping blame on Bush. Let’s play two more, let’s just keep going here, this is Obama apologizing for what was not torture at Guantanamo Bay.
OBAMA: I believe the United States of America must remain a standard-bearer in the conduct of war.
OBAMA: That is what makes us different from those whom we fight.
OBAMA: That is a source of our strength.
OBAMA: That is why I prohibited torture.
RUSH: Oh, bull.
OBAMA: That is why I ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed.
RUSH: It’s still open.
OBAMA: And that is why I have reaffirmed America’s commitment to abide by the Geneva Conventions.
RUSH: Terrorists aren’t part of it.
OBAMA: We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. (applause) And we honor, we honor those ideals by upholding them, not when it’s easy, but when it is hard.
RUSH: Ah, this is such a crock. All that means is that we are going to put a straitjacket on ourselves because we’re the big, powerful, mean, it’s unfair how big we are, United States, and so we are going to put ourselves at a disadvantage just to show how good a people we are, and of course these numskulls over there in the audience, ‘Yay,’ that’s the one applause line I’ve heard is when he basically says, ‘Yeah, we gotta hold to our deals and even when the bad guys are really bad we still can’t do whatever the bad guys do because we’ll lose who we are.’ That’s a crock. The aggressor always sets the rules in a world governed by the aggressive use of force. Not awards, peace prizes, conferences, global warming seminars, doctors, nurses, clean water, whatever the hell else. Tom Brokaw, after hearing this on MSNBC today said, ‘Okay, this is the Obama doctrine.’
BROKAW: I think this is as close as we’ve had to an Obama doctrine, probably —
RUSH: What’s that?
BROKAW: — about how he sees the world and how he now promises that the administration will fulfill what he believes are the moral and political obligations of leading the world. He talked at some length about human rights and when they are denied there cannot be peace. That raised in my own mind, obviously, the questions of, what will be the United States’ role in the Congo where we have genocide underway now and horror that goes beyond imagination in terms of millions of people have already been killed. Does it mean that the United States intervenes if another Rwanda arises on the political horizon? I thought it was a very skillful and very eloquent speech characteristically by this president.
RUSH: But did you hear a doctrine in there? What the hell doctrine is he talking about? Now, I thought it was Darfur, I thought it was Darfur that we had to worry about where genocide was going on. Now all of a sudden Tom Brokaw says it’s the Congo, and are we going to intercede in the Congo like we didn’t intercede in Rwanda or are we just going to let it all happen and apologize later? The Congo, what happened to Darfur? And I still didn’t hear an Obama doctrine.