RUSH: We’ve arrested one of the perpetrators of the attack on the consulate in Benghazi. And now that we’ve done that — you know this guy’s gonna get a lawyer. He’s gonna get a Regime lawyer. He’s gonna get an Obama donor lawyer.
And let me ask you a question. If the trial ever happens, let me ask you, Mr. Snerdley, do you think that an Obama administration prosecutor will aggressively try to prove the video was a phony excuse used by Obama to win an election? No way, right? No way whatsoever. The government itself prosecuting the guy will not say that the video was a trumped up excuse.
This terrorist SOB, I can guarantee you, is gonna say that the president and the secretary of state and Susan Rice were all right, that the video was despicable and it was an offense against Islam and it’s what made us all mad, it’s why we did it, and that’s gonna come out in the trial. Mark my words. He’s gonna say he was just defending his religion of peace. He might even say the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet. Well, Obama said that, Cairo speech, have you forgotten that? Obama said the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. He said one of the greatest sounds he’s ever heard is the call to morning prayer.
So this guy, here’s a picture. He looks like Justin Bieber a little bit, with a beard. This guy has a built-in defense. “The president, the secretary of state, Susan Rice, I saw those Sunday shows. They’re exactly right, that video, I can’t tell you how it ticked us all off. We were talking about it that morning. That video made us so mad.” And then right there on the witness stand he said the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. We got this one guy right now, isn’t it amazing, we got this one guy, the media found this guy a year ago. CNN, the New York Times did interviews with the guy, knowing what he was, knowing that he was one of the perps, a year ago.
In fact, there’s a sound bite. Here, grab number 11. Jen Psaki, who is the spokesperson at the State Department, this during the daily brief yesterday. James Rosen of Fox News said, “You stated that we should not be surprised that a suspected terrorist might more readily agree to show up for an interview with a reporter than he or she for a scheduled meeting with Special Forces.” This is classic, because the media did interview the guy. And they asked the State Department, “Oh, it’s totally understandable that a suspect would more readily agree to an interview with a reporter than with our Special Forces.” They actually said that, so Rosen is reminding her of that, and then says, “Respectfully, I submit to you that that is not properly framing the question. The question being put to you, it seems to me, is why US Special Forces couldn’t have an unscheduled meeting?” Why couldn’t they just find the guy?
PSAKI: There are reasons why individuals, including terrorists, meet with reporters. To gain more attention for their issues or their agenda.
ROSEN: Following your own logic, the next question to be propounded to you is, why didn’t we pose as a reporter to capture him, then?
PSAKI: Well, we appreciate your view. If you’re volunteering yourself for future endeavors, we’ll take that into account.
ROSEN: You’re not answering the question of why a reporter was able to get within six inches of this guy and US Special Forces weren’t for more than two years. What is the answer to that?
RUSH: And there isn’t an answer to that. But I’ll tell you what it is. Ah, ah, ah, ah. We don’t want to find this guy right now. We’ve got a story line. The video was responsible. We don’t want to find one of these guys and we’re not gonna produce one of these guys. The media is out there talking to him. The media is interviewing this guy. Again, I sound like a broken record, CNN and the New York Times. So Rosen’s entirely justified. “Well, why didn’t you pose as reporters?”
“If you’re volunteering maybe you’ll be willing to talk to the next terrorist.”
“No, you’re not answering my question. How come the media can find the guy and you can’t.” And the answer is, it wasn’t the right time. Now is the right time. When it’s falling apart in Iraq, when the VA is falling apart, and when the border is being overrun, we need to get bin Laden, too, and that’s the guy in Benghazi. That’s why now.
RUSH: I really do want to talk to you, I’ll do it the next hour. I don’t want to break the train of thought that we’re on here with the Benghazi perpetrator having been caught and arrested.
I was thinking about Tommy Vietor who was on Fox with Bret Baier not long ago and Bret Baier kept asking about Benghazi. (imitating Vietor) “It’s two years ago, dude.” Remember that? Okay, so they arrest this guy, “So what? It was two years ago, dude.” But there’s more to this, folks. I want to read you some quotes from this guy that he gave the media in various reports. His name is Khatallah, by the way. And my point is, when you hear these quotes you’re gonna hear somebody who sounds remarkably aligned with Obama.
You remember during the 2008 and 2012 campaign I kept saying it’s remarkable how much Ahmadinejad sounds like your everyday Democrat today campaigning against Republicans and the country? Well, try this. In the 2012 New York Times article, the Benghazi suspect accused the leaders of the United States of, quote, “playing with the emotions of the American people,” and, quote, “using the consulate attack just to gather votes for their elections.” It sounds just like what Obama said that the Republicans were doing.
And then he said, “Why is the United States always trying to impose its ideology on everybody else? Why is the United States always trying to use force to implement its agendas?” Now, forgive me, folks, but that sounds exactly like the way Democrats look at this country. I’ve been following these people for 25 years, and they refer to us as imposing our will on foreign countries. And the thing is, I’ve never looked at freedom as an imposition, which is what we do. We liberate people. We bring them freedom. And this guy, “Why is the United States always trying to impose its ideology? Why is it always trying to use force to implement its agenda?”
I mean, I can hear Harry Reid. I can hear Tom Daschle. I can hear Tom Foley, any number of Democrats my whole life sounding the same way. And then Khatallah also said, “Contradicting the accounts of many witnesses and the most recent account of the Obama administration, he contended that the attack had grown out of a peaceful protest against a video made in the United States that mocked the Prophet Muhammad and Islam.”
I knew it. I didn’t see this before yesterday when I made this prediction. Actually, it’s not a prediction because turns out he had already said it and had been on record saying it. But I didn’t know that, I swear to you, or I would have said so yesterday. But in 2012 in this interview with the New York Times he contended the attack had grown out of a peaceful protest against a video made in the US. Sounds just like Obama. Sound just like Hillary. But at least now we know why Obama thought it would be safe to capture the guy. ‘Cause this guy’s gonna give the White House version of events. This guy is going to give, via testimony, the Susan Rice version of events. A video made him and his friends mad, and offended them, and that’s why they did it.