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RUSH: Hey, folks, have you heard about the latest tape from the number two man at Al-Qaeda? Ayman al-Zawahiri lashed out at President-elect Obama. In a message yesterday, Ayman al-Zawahiri of Al-Qaeda accused Obama of ‘not doing anything to stop Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip. The recording purportedly by Ayman al-Zawahiri was al-Qaida’s first comments on the Gaza crisis since Israel launched its offensive against the Islamic militants of Hamas on Dec. 27. Zawahiri described Israel’s actions in Gaza as a ‘crusade against Islam and Muslims’ and called it ‘Obama’s gift to Israel’ before he takes office later this month. ‘This is Obama whom the American machine of lies tried to portray as the rescuer who will change the policy of America. He kills your brothers and sisters in Gaza mercilessly and without affection.” That’s what Zawahiri said to his troops and his followers about Obama. Obama kills your brothers and sisters in Gaza.

Now, poor old Barry, the Bamster, has been doing everything he can since commenting on the Mumbai disaster to stay out of foreign policy. He didn’t want to get caught up in the Middle East crossfire before the Immaculate Inauguration, Zawahiri blaming Obama for this. Zawahiri himself misunderstanding the need for an Immaculate Inauguration. I mean that day — I hope it hasn’t been forever tarnished already — that day, the Immaculate Inauguration, was supposed to be sacred, an unblemished moment. The problem, though, through his silence on this, Obama has appeared to have chosen sides. Obama has blessed — obviously he’s The Messiah — the Israeli response by not commenting on it. That’s how the militant Islamist Al-Qaeda crowd is hearing this. He hasn’t said a word; he must be blessing Israel in this. Now he’s got conflict when he didn’t want to get caught up in all of this.

An NBC truth-teller, ladies and gentlemen, the Ann Coulter controversy, NBC truth-teller actually had the stupidity to tell Matt Drudge that NBC Today Show viewers were not to be troubled by nonbelievers in Obama at this point in time. Bliss was not to be disturbed. The Immaculate Inauguration was not to be disturbed. So Richardson was a distraction, Blago a distraction, living quarters for the Obamas a distraction — oh, we now know who’s in Blair House, by the way, keeping Obama out. John Howard, the former premier, prime minister, whatever they call them down there, of Australia. Hubba hubba. A distraction is anything that threatens to dim the glow of the Immaculate Inauguration of Barack Obama. This has gotta be a blow, to have Al-Qaeda come out against you a few days before you’re inaugurated. In fact, Obama today was asked about Israel once again. Chuck Todd, NBC, ‘The situation in Gaza is getting worse out there, fighting’s resumed this morning. When are you gonna talk about? What are you going to do about it?’

OBAMA: We can’t have two administrations running foreign policy at the same time. Until I take office, it would be imprudent of me to start sending out signals that somehow we are running foreign policy when I am not legally authorized to do so.

TODD: Are you worried that the Palestinians, though, are interpreting your silence in —

OBAMA: Chuck, as a — you know, there are — I can’t control how people interpret, uh, what I’m saying, other than to repeat what I’ve said, and hope that they hear what I’m say, uh — hear my message.

RUSH: Hold it. Stop the tape. Barry, it’s not what you said ’cause you’re not saying anything, old buddy, old pal. They’re interpreting your silence, and that’s what Chuck Todd asked you. Do you understand the Palestinians are interpreting by virtue of your silence, and then Barry interrupted him, he says I can only say what I’m saying. You’re not saying anything about it, Barry, and that’s what everybody’s curious about here.

OBAMA: The silence is not as a consequence of a lack of concern. In fact, it’s not silence. I’ve explained very clearly exactly what institutional constraints I’m under when it comes to this issue.

RUSH: I guess, ladies and gentlemen, we can have two presidents at one time on the economy, and we can have two presidents at one time on who’s going to be in the Senate. We can’t have two presidents at one time on Hamas and the Israelis. He did talk about Mumbai, don’t forget, he had a lot to say about Mumbai.

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