RUSH: Here is Bill Clinton. This is yesterday in Washington, Georgetown University, and the president delivered the third of his four part Clinton Lecture Series. I’m sure he’s earning $300,000 to $500,000 for this for the Clinton Family Foundation or the Library and Massage Parlor, whatever. This is the former president. These guys, have you ever noticed the left sounds at times like they envy the dictators of the world?
If you listen to people like Sean Penn and other Hollywood actors and leftists, they love the Castros. They loved Hugo Chavez. For the longest time, I tried to intellectually understand, “What in the world do these people not get? These are murderers. These are people that have torture chambers, political prisoners, and they are lionized, they’re idolized by these Hollywood guys, and they claim to have all the answers. The US is the problem place in the world.” And I finally figured it out.
They’re jealous. They’re envious of the power that a Castro has. Obama’s getting close. I mean, the US Congress is abrogated so much of its constitutional power, it’s amazing. It’s not going commented on, not nearly enough. Some people obviously are, but it’s stunning the way the US Congress is giving up its power to Obama. We know why, the fear and all, and so forth. But that’s for another time. This is Clinton during the third of his four-party Clinton Lectures Series talking about ISIS.
You know who ISIS is? ISIS marches Christians into the Mediterranean or any body of water and drowns them or beheads them. ISIS are just flat-out murdering terrorists. Oh. Oh. Speaking of. You know, I was invited to the TIME 100 this year, because I made the TIME 100 list some years ago. I think once you’ve made it, you get invited back. I have never attended, just like I would never go to the White House Correspondents Dinner. There was no way. If I ever reversed and said I was gonna be there, you can imagine who they would seat me next to.
And then they’d all spend the night circling the table, waiting for fireworks to erupt. So I’ve been there, done that. Not gonna happen. But I was reading about this year’s TIME 100 event from last night, and do you know who one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World was last night? It was the woman (not Michelle Obama) who came up with the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag, against Barack Obama in Nigeria. The woman who came up with the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was said by TIME Magazine to be among the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.
That hashtag accomplished diddly-squat.
Now, what made me think of that is Boko Haram, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, you know who they are. So listen to Bill Clinton describe them.
CLINTON: Arguably the most interesting nongovernmental organization today which proves the importance of inclusion by its shortcomings but is formidable is ISIS. ISIS is a terrorist organization, an NGO, trying to become a state. When they capture a place, they set up their own judicial system, they set up their own rule making, they set up whatever their social services are gonna be, and the only thing is you can’t disagree with them, or they’ll kill you, as we have seen.
RUSH: An NGO. Do you know what an NGO is? A nongovernment organization, like Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are NGOs, are nongovernmental organizations. They’re government but they’re not. It’s a broad definition. Doctors Without Borders, some people consider an NGO. But here’s the entire bite. That’s just part of the sound bite. I’ll do it in Clinton’s voice. “Now, arguably the most interesting nongovernmental organization today which proves the importance of inclusion by its shortcomings but is formidable is ISIS.”
Can somebody tell me, what did he just say there? “Arguably the most interesting nongovernmental organization today which proves the importance of inclusion by its shortcomings but is formidable is ISIS. ISIS is a terrorist organization, an NGO, trying to become a state. That is, they don’t recognize any of the boundaries the Middle East as legitimate. They were all established, drawn largely by Westerners, after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in World War I.
“And so when they go capture a place, they set up their own judicial system and they set up their own rule making, and they set up whatever their social services are gonna be. And the only thing is, you can’t disagree with them or they’ll kill you, as we have seen.” Now, we’ve heard at times that there are days that Bill Clinton’s not on his game, that he’s just not 100% some days. How in the world can anybody…? This is close to granting them legitimacy in terms of what they seek. (impression)
“Hey, you know, they’re just upset, these guys, they live there, and they were told what the boundaries are gonna be by Western nations after the Ottoman empire, and they say hell with that, but they didn’t have the chance to do anything about it, so they have to live in those boundaries they don’t agree with. So they’re just not accepting them, and they’re running around, and they’re killing people. But they’re setting things up. They got their own judicial system!”
(“Man, I’d like to be able to do this” is unstated.)
“And, you know, you’d better agree with them or they’ll wipe you out. They capture a place they set up social services!” I read this and I thought, “Why is there this romanticism to try to humanize these obvious reprobates?”