RUSH: To the audio sound bites. Anderson Cooper’s turn. Last week it was Nic Robertson, a couple of weeks ago, whatever it was, that poor old Nic was in Egypt in the belly of the beast attempting to drum up support for President Obama. Well, it’s Anderson Cooper’s turn. Last night on CNN, Anderson Cooper 19 spoke with an unidentified Libyan woman about anti-government violence in Libya. Government violence against protesters. She said, ‘Why do you continue to report?’
WOMAN: I will tell you something. The Libyan public are angry from the statement was given by President Obama today. Everybody was disappointed.
RUSH: Oh, no! CNN goes over hoping to find a lot of love for Obama in the Arab world, and they didn’t find any. ‘The Libyan public are angry from the statement given by Obama today. Everybody was disappointed.’ Cooper says, ‘What? You think he didn’t go far enough?’
WOMAN: No. I was expecting him commenting about the black people and the European — Eastern European people — recruited to contribute in this massacre. It’s nonsense. I thought that he gonna give even threats or warning for this to stop. I expected more, to be honest. I expected to read between the lines from his speech. I did not see that. I was very disappointed. Everybody was disappointed. I want Americans to support us!
RUSH: That’s what I just told the guy from Dexter, Missouri, what’s going on over there? Well, they’re looking for our support and they’re not finding it. He didn’t even mention Khadafy’s name. The people protesting in Libya are hoping the United States stands with them, and even reading ‘between the lines,’ they don’t. I mean, they’re even admitting they might have to ‘read between the lines’ to hear that support from President Obama but they didn’t even get it there.
We hearken back to the story from last April, Khadafy in a speech in London (impression) ‘Obama is my friend! Barack-ay Obama’s policies good for the world! He is my friend.’ Hell, folks, even Khadafy has got a birth certificate. Let’s go back: Nic Robertson. Let’s relive this. This is too good. This is CNN. I mean they are on a roll. They’re all over the Middle East. Egypt, Libya — bordering nations, if you will; border states — desperate to find support for President Obama in the midst of people protesting against their own governments for whatever reason. So it’s February 11th. Nearly two weeks ago, live in Cairo. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down from power. Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson and a man identified as Achmed have this exchange about the Egyptian anti-government protests and President Obama.
ROBERTSON: Achmed, you’ve been here, down here on the Square for many days. The United States and the international community. You’ve just listened to President Obama saying that America will support Egypt if it wants help and assistance, and hopes that there will be a good transition for jobs for the young people. What would be your message for President Obama?
ACHMED: We don’t know, actually, who he supports. He serves for his own purposes, and the Egyptian people serve for our freedom and democracy. Any democratic country should see for the people, not for its own purposes.
RUSH: Hey, Achmed? When you say that you ‘don’t know actually who he supports,’ he supports himself! He looks at erring through that prism. So okay, there’s our old buddy, Nic Robertson. ‘What would be your message for President Obama?’ ‘(Raspberry!) That’s our message.’ So next Nic Robertson goes out and finds Mustapha and repeats the process.
ROBERTSON: Mustapha is joining me now. We just heard President Obama say that he wants to extend, eh, support and assistance to Egypt and Egyptians if they want any, and he hopes that there are more jobs for the young people in the future. What’s your message for President Obama?
MUSTAPHA: Well, my message to President Obama is just, ‘We started this revolution without any outside help, and we are going to finish it also without any outside help.’
RUSH: Nic Robertson, 0-for-2. ‘What is your message for President Obama?’ These people are fighting for their freedom or what have you. They’re not even thinking about Obama! CNN wants to know, ‘What is your message for President Obama?’ (Raspberry) 0-for-2. But Nic Robertson not giving up here. Sticking with old Mustapha one more time.
ROBERTSON: Are you pleased that President Obama has come out, however, now and said he supports this change and supports the people and supports the young people and — and what they’ve done?
MUSTAPHA: Well, actually President Obama’s views were kind of conflicting during the last week, but now he’s saying that he’s supporting the change.
RUSH: I love this, folks. I’m sorry I could listen to this all day (laughing) and play this all day because it is so informative and instructive. Okay so here’s Nic Robertson, he’s 0-for-2. From Ahmed and Mustapha: (Raspberry!) (Raspberry!) So he tries again for Mustapha, but, ‘Look, Mustapha, can’t you at least say that you’re at least pleased with Obama? He’s now come out for jobs. (Raspberry!) 0-for-3. So you’ve heard it now, Nic Robertson is 0-for-3 getting people to say any supportive of President Obama. Here is now Nic Robertson wrapped it up with Mustapha.
ROBERTSON: The view from here is one of very happy to now hear that President Obama has swung behind the people.
RUSH: I did not hear that. I didn’t hear any of them ‘swing behind Obama.’ (laughing) I didn’t hear any of them happy to hear that Obama swung behind them. It didn’t happen, and then you’ve got poor old Anderson Cooper 19 trying with a woman who says, ‘Well, no, we didn’t hear anything.’ CNN’s doing everything they can here. I mean, they’re giving it the old college try. It’s just not working out. Last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight (this is the guy that took over for Larry King) he interviewed Larry King. Piers Morgan, ratings plummeting, went for broke last night: Well, let’s bring the old guy back and put him in the guest chair. They had this discussion. Quite interesting. Listen to this.
MORGAN: On the scale of all the dictators you’ve interviewed, where does he rank, do you think, Khadafi? Because he has a certain notoriety in America for obvious reasons: Lockerbie and other things.
KING: Well, as a dictator he’s among the worst. As an interview, he is the worst. He’s not an easy person to talk to, as opposed to, say, Chavez, who is terrific to talk to.
KING: Some people are, like, American. Chavez would be a successful in my opinion American politician.
KING: He has flair, dynamism. He has exuberance. He comes into the room; he changes the room.
RUSH: There you have it. That’s what you need to be a good American for Larry King — dynamism, come in the room and change the room — to be a successful American politician. Larry, you left something out. Successful American Democrat politician, successful American liberal politician. But it’s screw Khadafy. Hell, Khadafy, the dictator, he’s among the worst. Now, Chavez, there’s a great dictator! Now, there’s a dictator.