RUSH: Henry Kissinger was on Greta’s show last night. Dr. Kissinger is ill at ease over the Iran deal. He said (imitating Kissinger), “The negotiations started 12 years ago to deprive Iran of enrichment capability. That was given up quite a while ago. I am very uneasy. Where else in the world could they former, you know what, become secretary of state.”
Anyway, Marie Harf heard this, and she went out there (imitating Harf), “You know, Dr. Kissinger, is he a doctor? Okay. Kissinger, he’s full of big words, and full of big ideas, but he doesn’t know anything.” Snerdley and I were talking about this earlier. Marie Harf, Snerdley’s saying, “You know, she’s a laughingstock coast to coast.”
I said, “To who? Maybe to us. Not to them. You think she’s a laughingstock to the Yahoo News crowd? They love her. She’s the Julia in the Obama campaign ad of 2008 or whenever it was. They love her.”
She is the ideal result of an Ivy League education training you for government service. They love Marie Harf. She can go out there and say that the president of his mixed up and survive it. (imitating Harf) “He didn’t know what he was talking about. He wasn’t clear. He kind of muddled it up out there. He got his words mixed.” She said that, 30-some-odd years old in the State Department, and she’s still around today, and she’s still saying that.
Snerdley says, “They’ve gotta be embarrassed.”
No, they love her. The fact that she’s still there and still prominent, they love her. She’s the cookie-cutter mold for what an Ivy League education ought to mean.
RUSH: Dr. Henry Kissinger and George P. Schultz, two former secretaries of state. They had a joint op-ed that was published in which they expressed alarm and dismay over all of this. They just simply can’t conceive of what’s happening here, and Dr. Kissinger appeared last night On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, who said, “Are you optimistic about this, Dr. Kissinger? Do you think this is a good start? Are we going in the right direction or are you pessimistic about it?”
KISSINGER: The negotiation started 12 years ago to deprive Iran of enrichment capability. That was given up quite a while ago, and once Iran was granted enrichment capability, then it became a very nearly impossible task to keep them from having nuclear weapons.
RUSH: (impression) “So, you see, the negotiations started 12 years ago to deprive Iran of enrichment capability, and they did it anyway. We gave up on this while ago, and once Iran was granted enrichment capability, then… Well, it became impossible. And once again, a mockery is made of foreign policy.” So she asked him again: Are you upset about this? Are you pessimistic? What’s the deal? How you feel about it?
KISSINGER: I’m very uneasy. There are issues of verification, and there are issues of strategic relationships in the region and that it will be very difficult. We must prevent the nuclear weapons spread all over the Middle East and have all the conflicts that we now see in the Middle East, include the danger of having a nuclear weapon used in those conflicts and then seep out into the rest of the world and become weapon used even against us.
RUSH: Yeah, exactly. I’d be uneasy, too. Issues of verification, issues of strategic relationships in the region. It’d be very difficult. But this is it, in a nutshell: We have to prevent the nuclear weapons spread all over the Middle East, and have all the conflicts that we now see in the Middle East include the danger of a nuclear weapon being used in them. And that’s exactly right! And this is what this administration doesn’t seem to have any concern about.
You know, I talked to some leftists out there and they say, “So what, Rush? You know, it’s about time we backed out of this.” You’ve heard this drill. “It’s about time we backed out of this anyway. Who are we? You know, get out of there and let them fight. If these people want to wipe each other out, let ’em do it. Let ’em have it.” Yeah, but (Kissinger impression), “Give any of these players over there a nuclear weapon, and then of course the world becomes weaponized against us. That’s not acceptable.”
That doesn’t matter to Obama.
So back to the State Department here, folks.
As Marie Harf was still conducting her daily press briefing, an unidentified reporter raised his hand and was called on.
His question (Kissinger impression): “Dr. Kissinger and George Schultz published a piece in the Wall Street Journal today tat raised a lot of questions about the Iran nuclear deal. These are huge diplomatic statesmen types. These are great men as compared to you, who are a virtual nobody. Do you have any reaction to what these two great men — foreign policy specialists, giants in the world of foreign policy — said? Do you have any reaction to what they said? Do you think that Dr. Kissinger was fair?
HARF: I didn’t hear a lot of alternatives. I heard a lot of sort of big words and big thoughts in that piece, and those are certainly… There’s a place for that. But I didn’t hear a lot of alternatives about, uh, what they would do differently.
RUSH: Yes, you did! They said, “Don’t let ’em have a nuclear weapon!”
Sorry to yell here, folks, but Kissinger was very clear! (Kissinger impression) “They shouldn’t have a nuclear weapon in that region! Nobody over there should have a nuclear weapon besides our friends in Israel. No one! If you give them a nuclear weapon, the region could blow up and include us.” It’s very simple what he said. (Harf impression) “Well, all I heard was a bunch of big words and…” He didn’t use any big words. He can give her big words if she wants big words, but that wasn’t big words!