RUSH: Here’s a little preliminary. Obama made his statement. He’s now asking sycophantic questions from the Drive-Bys. Essentially what Obama said is that there is no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one led by the United States. Okay. What is happening inside Iraq right now? Would you describe it as a military action? You got the bad guys, ISIS, and they are using weapons and terror and terrorism and intimidation and bullying and weapons and they’re pulling triggers and bullets are being fired, people are killed and so forth.
It’s a civil war, right? Okay. It’s a war. It’s a mass terrorist attack. But would you describe it as — are they using military tactics? (interruption) Okay. Okay. They’re not using words, doctors, nurses, clean water. They’re not negotiating with anybody or — (interruption) Right, killing people on the march. That’s right, they’re killing people and breaking things. And Obama says there’s no military solution to that, and certainly not one led by the United States. What moral authority do we have to tell these people they’re wrong? That’s number one.
Number two. President Obama said the United States is going to send up to 300 military advisors to Iraq and set up a Joint Operations Center. Even though there is no military solution, we’re gonna send 300 military advisors. What are they gonna advise? No, there is no military solution. Obama said there’s no military solution. We’re sending military advisors.
So it must be we’re going to teach the Iraqis how to negotiate, how to appease. That’s what we’re good at. That must be it. We’re gonna instruct them on the finest and latest in appeasement tactics. (interruption) The Iraqis are being overrun. What are you dumping on the Iraqis for? (interruption) They dumped their weapons and ran because they’ve got no support.
Maybe what Obama’s gonna do is maybe we’re gonna counsel them on how to arrange like a tie, you know, so that nobody wins, so that nobody loses. That’s what it is. There’s no military solution ’cause that would mean loses, and that’s not applicable in the twenty-first century. John Kerry’s told us this. There’s no winners and losers in the twenty-first century. There’s nobody’s happy with that kind of circumstance. So we’re gonna send our military advisors over there to teach them to appease and play for a tie so that everybody will either be happy or miserably the same.
RUSH: Obama said, “Urgent need for an inclusive political process,” is what we face. So obviously somebody’s being excluded in Iraq, and that’s why there are problems. And we have to bring them in, we have to be tolerant and understanding and welcoming and inclusive.
So once again Obama’s insisting that a political leader lighten up on the terrorists who are trying to take over this country and be inclusive and let them in, is what that means. Conflict resolution 101. It’s the exact same thing he said about Nigeria, Syria, Libya, Egypt. We need an inclusive political process. The terrorists are only being terrorists because they’re being excluded and they’re being left out. And he’s not mentioned the real root of the problem here, which is Islam, but I guess you can’t.
I really don’t intend to sound know-it-all (even though I do). I don’t intend to sound condescending. That’s the word. But I just got a couple e-mails from people who are outraged that the media only asked Obama questions about Iraq. They didn’t ask him about the IRS, didn’t ask about the VA, didn’t ask about the borders, didn’t ask him about situation anywhere, didn’t ask him about economy, immigration.
RUSH: I’m sorry, folks, I don’t… (sigh) Look… I’m just thinking of something here that Obama said. If I was still doing a TV show, there would be two clips that we would be playing quite frequently on Rush the TV Show tonight if there was one. Obama said today that there’s no military solution inside Iraq, and yet he’s sending 300 military advisors to set up command centers and so forth. Well, excuse me.
That’s something that we would make fun of. It’s exactly the kind of thing the media did to George Bush every day, and it’s the exact kind of thing they won’t do to Obama now. The media reveled in portraying Bush as a blithering idiot, a bumbling fool, if you recall, and don’t think that it didn’t matter. It did. It was huge. By the same token, this constant reference that the sycophantic media has for Obama now works the same way.
If the media’s constantly reverent and in awe and giving respect and so forth, and never pointing out these gaffes like 57 states or, “There’s no military solution, so I’m sending 300 military advisors,” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. They just can’t bring themselves to make fun of him. A, he’s their guy. B, the racial component. Oh, they just can’t. I mean, they’re good liberals. They can’t laugh at minorities. Minorities are powerless.
You don’t laugh at the powerless. You only laugh at the powerful. That, by the way, is another reason they hate me, ’cause I was one of the first to come along and laugh at them. But you just don’t laugh at the left ’cause they consider themselves the minority, the put-upon, the powerless. And you’re not supposed to make fun of them, and I did. I was thinking about, the real power that that kind of treatment (or the lack of it) has.
I mean, you wouldn’t see whatever the popular show, Daily Show, whatever. They’d never mention it. They’ll just excuse this Obama contradiction. They won’t even mention it. Likewise, apparently there were some of you in the audience thinking that the media was gonna ask Obama challenging, tough questions about what’s happening at the border or Benghazi or the IRS and Lois Lerner’s vanishing e-mails, and then they didn’t, and you’re disappointed.
I guess it’s just never gonna stop. I guess there’s no way. People are just always going to hold out hope that the media will…what? Be fair? But they’re not. The media is the Democrat Party. It is Obama. They’re not ever gonna do what you hope they would do, and you’re just gonna continue to be disappointed if you hold out hope that that’s gonna change, ’cause it isn’t. It’s just one of the many things we have to overcome.
It can be done, obviously. They tried to do the same with Reagan — bumbling fool, amiable dunce — and they tried it with Bush, and worked with Bush and you could do it with Obama, too. I mean, here’s somebody that’s a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance who has no idea what he’s doing, in one sense. In the other sense, he does and is succeeding at it greatly. But in terms of his experience and knowing what to do?
He doesn’t have any idea what to do about health care, doesn’t have any idea what to do about energy, doesn’t have the slightest idea. He knows what his agenda is. He doesn’t understand these things he’s out destroying that he thinks he’s helping. Anyway, that’s just that. It’s just a little observation that hit me during the break when I saw these e-mails. You know, sometimes I sit here and say, “Can you imagine if we got just a week late-night TV treatment of Obama the way Bush got?”
Can you imagine the difference in public opinion? There would be profoundly different public opinion I guarantee you. It might take longer than a week, but it would still be startling. Here is John Kerry. Now, remember, Obama is sending Kerry to Iraq, in addition to the 300 military advisors, even though there is not a military solution. By the way, Obama used the voice that he uses when he’s just so tired of the burden of this office.
His voice in this statement today was, “Why do I have to be bothered with this? This is so beneath me! I really don’t care. Why do I have to waste my time with this?” He said that he’s not going to support one Muslim sect over another, meaning he’s not gonna choose sides between the Sunnis and the Shi’ites. So what does that mean? He’s gonna help the Sunni’s ISIS forces just as much as he’s gonna help Maliki and the Shi’ites?
If he’s not gonna choose one over the other, why are we sending anybody in there? I’ll tell you what’s gonna happen. If we’re not gonna choose one side over the other, I’m gonna tell you who’s gonna win. ISIS is gonna win. The Sunni are gonna win this, in which case you can almost say that Obama is calling for Regime change in Iraq. Oh, I hope the Drive-Bys hear that! Oh, I hope they pick up on that.
Well, look, again, if I had Rush the TV Show, this is exactly the kind of stuff I’d be doing in the first segment. He’s not gonna support one Muslim sect over another? The Drive-Bys and his people say, “Oh, isn’t that so fair? Isn’t that just great? Oh, that’s so wonderful. They’re both equal and we’re not going to choose sides and we’re not going to discriminate against one over the other!”
So there’s no bad guys and there’s no good guys, yet we’re gonna send military advisors in. Now, we’re not gonna be advising ISIS, I don’t think. Heck, who knows now? But if we’re gonna send military advisors in it’s gonna be for the Maliki forces, which are the Shi’ites, and yet Obama’s not gonna choose one Muslim sect over another. So we have to conclude that he’s gonna help the Sunni ISIS forces as much as he’s gonna help Maliki.
If you’ve got a civil war going and if you’ve got a real aggressor…
I mean, Sunni ISIS is having a lot of success in taking over town after town after town, and they’re targeting Baghdad. So obviously Obama is calling for Regime change without saying so. If we’re gonna send in 300 military advisors and we’re not gonna choose sides, does that mean 150 of those military advisors are gonna help ISIS and the other 150 are gonna help Maliki? Can you hear the Daily Show doing this? Ha-ha. Can you hear Letterman doing this? Ha-ha. Can you hear Fallon doing this? No way.
But I’m sorry, I am the mayor of Realville. I take people at their word. I really do. I take people at their literal word.
We’re not gonna support one Muslim sect over another. There is no military solution. So I’m sending in 300 military advisors. Those three things don’t make any sense. Now, to Obama’s audience, they’re not supposed to. All you’re supposed to hear is good intentions and fairness and equality, oh, it’s a beautiful thing. What you and I hear is the utter absence of any leadership here, and profound contradiction with every sentence.
So just to review. We’re gonna send in — oh, sorry. First thing, there is no military solution inside Iraq. So Obama’s gonna send in 300 military advisors to set up data centers or advisor centers or whatever. But he’s not gonna support one Muslim sect over another. He’s not gonna choose sides between the Sunnis, which is ISIS, the bad guys, and the Shi’ites, which is Maliki, which is ostensibly our ally, he’s not gonna choose sides. “It’s a beautiful thing, Mr. Limbaugh. You don’t understand. It’s so fair. It’s so equal. We’re not choosing sides. There are no bad guys and good guys.”
Okay. Three hundred military advisors, but no military solution. We’re not gonna choose sides, but we’re sending 300 advisors. So it mean 150 of them obviously are gonna help ISIS and 150 of them are gonna help Maliki. Now, I happen to know Obama wants to get rid of Maliki. That was in the news earlier today. It’s been floated, and that’s what it means. Maliki must go, like the Shah had to go. Obama is calling for Regime change, pure and simple. Yeah, like he did with Mubarak, Muslim Brotherhood. But you see the way his audience is hearing this and the media and the low-information crowd, “It’s so good and fair and just, and it’s rooted in equality, and nobody’s better than anybody else, and nobody’s right, nobody’s wrong. It’s utopia.” Right.
RUSH: Okay, audio sound bites. If there was Rush the TV Show, these are the sound bites that we’d have a little fun with tonight. And, folks, don’t start saying, “Well, do it, do it,” because I’ve been there, done that, and you know what I think about television. I’m just not big on it. Anyway, here’s Obama, the first sound bite. It’s a montage. This is exactly how we would prepare it if we were trying to do this on TV.
OBAMA: We’re prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisors, up to 300, to assess how we can best train, advise, and support Iraqi security forces going forward. The United States will not pursue military options that support one sect inside of Iraq at the expense of another. There’s no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the United States.
RUSH: Now, as soon as that bite finished playing, the studio audience would be rolling in laughter, because it’s outrageously hilarious. Every sentence is contradictory. “We are prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisors, up to 300, to assess how we can best train, advise, and support Iraqi security forces.” Okay? Then, “The United States will not pursue military options to support one sect inside of Iraq at the expense of another.”
Well, then what are we doing training the Iraqi security force? They are one side. And then, “There’s no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the US.” This, folks, is non sequitur after non sequitur. This is absolutely ludicrous. None of this, put together, makes any sense. It sounds wonderful to a bunch of pacifists. It sounds wonderful to the changing demographics of America, the people who are tolerant and who are minority and want equality and fairness. Why are we sending anybody if we’re not choosing sides?
So we’re gonna send 300. What I would say is, “Three hundred advisors, but we’re not choosing sides?” So 150 are gonna go to ISIS and 150 are gonna go to Iraqi security forces? But if we’re not gonna support either one, then we don’t care who wins, so why are we doing any of this? Here’s the next bite…
OBAMA: We have had advisors in Iraq through our embassy and we’re prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisors, up to 300, to assess how we can best train, advise, and support Iraqi security forces going forward. American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq.
RUSH: Ooooookay. So we’re not sending military forces back to Iraq except that we are. But we’re not sending ’em in like Bush did. We’re sending “advisors,” a small number of advisors, “up to 300 to assess how we can best train, advise, and support… But American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq.” This is exactly, by the way, how Vietnam started. We’ll just have to wait and see. And then here is the next bite, and we just keep ramming these contradictions at people.
OBAMA: There’s no military solution inside of Iraq, uhh, certainly not one that is led by the United States. Uh, recent days have reminded us of the deep scars left by America’s war in Iraq.
OBAMA: Alongside the loss of nearly 4500 American patriots, many veterans carry the wounds of that war and wounds and will for the rest of their lives.
OBAMA: And here at home, Iraq sparked vigorous debates and intense emotions in the past.
OBAMA: Uh, and we’ve seen some of those debates resurface.
RUSH: Right, yeah?
OBAMA: But what’s clear from the last decade is the need for the United States to ask hard questions before we take action abroad.
RUSH: So the 300 advisors are gonna be asking really hard questions once they get there. I don’t know of whom but they’re gonna be asking really hard questions. There’s no military solution, but we’re gonna advise one. We’re gonna advise and train the Iraqi security forces, but we’re not picking anybody to win here. We’re not picking… (interruption)
Right. Of course, “recent days have reminded us of the deep scars left by America’s war in Iraq,” the deep scars led by America’s war in Iraq. “Here at home, Iraq sparked vigorous debates. We’ve seen some of those debates resurface. What’s clear from the last decade is the need to be United States to ask hard questions.”
Yeah, I guess what we have here is a bunch of statements that polled well. That’s what they were doing before they went out there today. They had focus groups, they had done some polls, and they were checking various sentences and how they played with people. I guarantee you this is poll-driven. Totally.
Gotta take a break. We’ll be back.
RUSH: This is Mike in Carlsbad, California, a beautiful part of the country. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. How are you?
CALLER: Hey, just another chapter in monumental hypocrisy. I was listening to Obama’s press conference, and I don’t remember verbatim. But he was basically saying that Maliki needs to get over himself, his ego and be more inclusive. “You know, the problem is he’s putting down his opposition,” and Obama says this with a straight face! “You know, over there, Maliki needs to be more inclusive to people that disagree with him.” But Obama? His opposition must be destroyed. I mean, they must be targeted and stopped.
RUSH: That is an excellent point. Here’s Maliki, and I don’t know whether he’s good or bad or competent or not. But he’s got an enemy trying to overthrow him with bullets and overtake towns in his country, and Obama says, “You need to be more inclusive. You need to be more tolerant! I’m gonna send some advisors over here, but we’re not gonna pick sides. You’re on your own, buddy.” It still makes no sense.
Yet you come to the United States, and whenever there is an enemy of Obama that pops up, there is no tolerance, there is no inclusion, and there’s no call for it. There are lawsuits and IRS actions and other nefarious ways of silencing that dissent and opposition in this country. But Maliki? He’s gotta be open and tolerant of people trying to shoot their way into power over there.