RUSH: Here is Wolf Blitzer. Last night on The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer had in Fareed Zakaria GPS. I guess Fareed had his location device with him. He calls himself “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” When you’re with him, I guess, you always know where you are. And they’re talking about the impact of the passing of Nelson Mandela, and this is classic.
Listen to Wolf here…
BLITZER: Is it overly naive to hope and pray that maybe the death of Nelson Mandela will inspire some of those world leaders out there right now to do the right thing, to recognize that bloodshed and warfare is not gonna achieve much, that — that peaceful relations, perhaps, can better be achieved through dialogue and discussion and hard work as opposed to war?
ZAKARIA: It is naive, Wolf, and you probably know that as well.
RUSH: Well, there’s a great put-down for you. So Wolf says, “Look, is it naive for me to think that doctors, nurses, and clean water are gonna do a better job than guns and bullets?” And Zakaria says, “Yep, yep, it’s naive, Wolf. You’re a softy, Wolf, and you probably know it.” I just marvel at this, the willful suspension of reality and the total losing of oneself into nothingness.
“Is it overly naive to hope and pray that maybe the death of Mandela will inspire some of those world leaders out there, do the right thing, recognize that bloodshed and warfare is not gonna achieve much?” Like who? Do you think Hamas is gonna sit there and say, “You know what? We’re gonna give up terrorism of because Mandela died,” and the mullahs in Iran say, “We’re gonna stop sponsoring terrorism all over the world, now.”
How about Ayman al-Zawahiri of Al-Qaeda? “You know what? Nelson Mandela died, and I now realize that my IEDs and blowing up buildings and shooting airplanes out of the sky, that’s not the way to go. Nelson Mandela died, and I’m now going to start talking with people.” The fact of the matter is that this is a world governed by the aggressive use of force. It always has been. It always will be. The reason for that is that there are bad, mean, evil people out there.
They will always govern and be in control of the way they are dealt with. The world is governed by the aggressive use of force, meaning, we’re sitting here peacefully minding our own business, and on 911 four airplanes are hijacked. Two of them go into the World Trade Center. That is the aggressive use of force. That governs the way we react. We were minding our own business and not bothering anybody.
Now, they don’t think that. They think our support of Israel is in and of itself an aggressive act. But you’re not gonna change any of this to sit around and wring your hands and hope for all of this. It teaches people unrealistic things. It gives people an unrealistic hope, and it further distances them, young people especially, from reality, and the reality that they need to learn as they grow and assume their own role in the world as adults and perhaps leaders down the road.
Now, the pacifists in this audience, when they hear me say, “Ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force,” will take it out of context and say that I want to start nuking and bombing everybody. You heard me give the example. I’m not. We are a defensive nation. We do not conquer other countries. We do not attempt to control, subjugate, subordinate other people. We liberate.
World War I, World War II, we were the last to get into them. But what happened? Adolf Hitler, aggressive use of force. The Empire of Japan, aggressive use of force. The world’s governed by it. It always has been, and you can wish it away, and you can ask in Fareed Zakaria GPS all day long about it, but nothing is ever going to change that. Human beings are what they are, and there are a bunch of bad, mean, evil people out there. Even after they’ve taken Conflict Resolution 101, they’re still mean.