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RUSH: I want to go to the UN yesterday. Two things happened at the United Nations yesterday. First, our president, ‘Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm,’ went up to the UN, and he spoke for about 12 seconds on Iran, and he said, ‘The door of diplomacy is still open,’ signaling it’s okay for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to give him a call and talk about things. Twelve seconds, 15 seconds. Then he spends 15 to 20 minutes on the Israeli-Palestine situation, portrays that as the number one flash point in the world and uses ‘I,’ ‘me,’ ‘my’ 34 times, whatever, during his speech. Now, everybody knows that the Israeli-Palestine situation, which has been going on for 50-60 years, pales in comparison to the Iranians nuking up.

Yet our president spends, figuratively, ten seconds on it. Then when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gets up, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad starts into his 9/11 truther spiel where he wants to conduct an investigation to find out just what George Bush knew before 9/11. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rallied the United Nations to the belief that the United States government was in on the 9/11 attacks, and shockingly… When I see stuff like this, I gotta tell you, this depresses me and angers me at the same time. This from Rasmussen: ‘Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure.’

Thirty-five percent of Democrats believe he did know, which means that if you think he knew then you have to believe he was complicit in it, that he was part of the whole deal. As it is, 22% believe that Bush knew about 9/11. So 35% of Democrats join Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the belief that George W. Bush and the US government knew about 9/11 in advance and in effect caused it, orchestrated it. During his speech yesterday at the United Nations — his second speech, by the way, his second address to the UN, and nobody walks out when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes these statements. Nobody walks out. I think we walked out. The US delegation walked out at some point; the European delegation walked out. But the thing about this is, folks, is that Ahmadinejad’s theory resonates in his part of the world.

It resonates in that part of the world which produces terrorists and enemies who wish this country ill. Now, he gets two speeches to make this point. Then he also, in addition to saying that Bush knew about 9/11 in advance, Ahmadinejad also made the point that 9/11 was an ‘inside job.’ I’ve often pointed out, even during the campaign, how 160 delegations did not walk out when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said this; 160 delegations did not. I’ve always found it interesting how close, how similar the talking points were during the presidential campaign of Ahmadinejad and the Democrats about Bush and about the Republicans and about America. I always said, ‘If I’m running for president and the insane lunatic leader of Iran is parroting my campaign, I would be embarrassed,’ but they weren’t. So let’s do a little side-by-side audio. Three examples. This is Ahmadinejad yesterday at the United Nations, a portion of his remarks.

AHMADINEJAD: (via female translator) For years, the inefficiency of capitalism and the existing world management structures have been exposed enough for us to understand what they mean; and the majority of states and people have begun a quest for fundamental changes, to allow justice and global relations to prevail.

RUSH: ‘For years the inefficiency of capitalism and the existing world management structures have been exposed, enough…’ Does this not parrot not only what Obama says, but what he’s doing? Obama and the Democrats also believe capitalism is a problem, as does Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, as did Fidel Castro. Capitalism is the problem. Capitalism is not the solution, capitalism is the problem. And we’re undergoing fundamental changes. And he’s happy about it, is Ahmadinejad, and is not Obama leading the way on that in this country? Here is Obama August 9th. Let’s see. Da-da-da-da-da. It says here 1995, during an interview with Bill Thompson’s Eye on Books, or his books Dreams from My Father, Obama said this about Africa.

OBAMA 1995: Many of the problems that Africa faces whether it’s poverty or political suppression or ethnic conflict is just as prominent there and can’t all be blamed on the effects of colonialism. What it can be blamed on is some of the common factors that affect Bosnia or Los Angeles or all kinds of places on this earth, and — and that is, uh, the tendency for one group to try, uh, to suppress another group in the interests of power or greed or resources or what have you.

RUSH: So essentially in 1995, Obama ripping into capitalism. This time last year, Ahmadinejad essentially said at the United Nations that Obama agrees with me, quote, unquote. He said it. That didn’t bother Obama. Now, yesterday in New York City, at the UN, here is Ahmadinejad once again…

AHMADINEJAD: (via female translator) Very recently the world witnessed an abhorrent and inhumane act of burning the Holy Koran. The Holy Koran is the divine book. It calls for worshiping the one God, justice, compassion toward people, development and progress, reflection and thought, defense of the oppressed, and resistance against oppressors. They burned the Koran to burn all these truths in good judgments. However, the truth cannot be burned.

RUSH: Hillary Clinton September 7th of this year.

HILLARY: The news is carrying reports that a pastor down in Gainesville, Florida, plans to burn the Holy Koran on September 11th. I am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act that has come from American religious leaders of all faiths.

RUSH: Right. Now, that’s all fine and dandy. I mean, nobody’s here is suggesting anybody should burn the Koran. Except when the American flag’s burned, Hillary don’t speak up; and when the Bible is burned around the world, Hillary doesn’t speak up. When America’s ripped to shreds around the world, the symbols of America are burned and set on fire, or presidents are hung in effigy — like George W. Bush — Hillary doesn’t pipe up. But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does. September 24th, NPR, this is 2009: ‘Mahmoud Ahmadinejad praised Obama’s speech at the U.N.,’ this is last year, ‘for marking a break with the policies of the Bush administration. The Iranian president said Obama echoed what the Iranian people and Ahmadinejad himself have been saying for many years.’

So here you have the Iranian leader who gets all of ten seconds of attention from Obama by saying, ‘Hey, our diplomatic door is open, buddy. Come on in if you want,’ and then we go off and start bashing Israel, which is really what spending all that time on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about. I mean, folks, does Hillary carry around the Bible? Does she carrying it around? Does she carry the Holy Bible around? Is she upset when people burn it or burn the American flag? Does she talk about Looney Toon clerics of other religions? Does she? She doesn’t. The Democrat Party is amazingly close and similar to the words and utterances of some of the world’s foremost radicals when the subject is the United States of America. When the subject is this country, Obama, Hillary, the Democrats, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, it’s hard to tell them about.

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