RUSH: Grab sound bite 25. This meeting at the White House after a meeting with the Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, Q&A with the media. The reporter said, “Are you considering drone strikes or any further action to stop insurgents in Iraq?”
OBAMA: My team is working around the clock to identify how we can provide the most effective assistance to them. I don’t rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either Iraq or Syria, for that matter. It’s fair to say that in our consultations with the Iraqis, there will be some short-term, immediate things that need to be done militarily — and, you know, our national security team is looking at all the options. But this should be also a wake-up call for the Iraqi government.
RUSH: All right. As usual, everything Obama said before the word “but” is meaningless. Let me explain. (imitating Obama) “My team’s working around the clock. We’ve gotta identify how we can provide the most effective assistance to them. I don’t rule out anything because because because, Iraq and Syria. It’s fair to say that in our consultations there is gonna be some short-term immediate things that need to be done and, you know, our national security team will look at all the options. But, but, but,” what came next, “this should be a wake-up call for the Iraqi government.”
Translation: They’re on their own. What do you mean a wake-up call for the Iraqi government? When did they fall asleep? They haven’t had time to go to sleep. What does this mean, a wake-up call for the Iraqi government? What it means is they’re on their own. And the rest of this was just for media consumption and reportage. The Regime is considering action to blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, thinking about it, working very hard, consultation with Iraq, blah, blah, blah. That’s what the low-information crowd is supposed to hear. It’s what Michael Moore and Code Pink and the rest are supposed to ignore.