Our Commander-in-Chief, he who leads our armed forces in the world wide war against terrorism (though no longer called that by this Administration and in a second you’ll understand why that might be), has beyond doubt been apprised of the following facts as to the Fort Hood shooter:
- his ties to a radical imam
- his attempts to contact Al Qaeda
- his repeating Allahu Akbar (‘God is great’) as he mowed down his victims
- his citing the Koran at a professional medical conference specifically as to what to do with infidels (burn, behead, etc)
- his attending the same mosque as a number of the 9/11 hijackers
- his being investigated by the FBI and the Army for being a potential terrorist threat
You know he knows these things and you know he knew them before he was interviewed by Jake Tapper this week. So why… why in hell… would he say something this incredibly myopic:
“… in a country of 300 million people, there are going to be acts of violence that are inexplicable. Even within the extraordinary military that we have — and I think everybody understands how outstanding the young men and women in uniform are under the most severe stress — there are going to be instances in which an individual cracks. I think the questions that we’re asking now and we don’t have yet complete answers to is, is this an individual who’s acting in this way or is it some larger set of actors? You know, what are the motivations? Those are all questions that I think we have to ask ourselves. Until we have these answers buttoned down, I’d rather not comment on it.”
He’d rather not comment on it despite all that is known… yet he didn’t hold back, and had zero facts comparatively, when Cambridge police officer James Crowley arrested his buddy Henry Louis Gates some months ago.
Ponder these words today… and his words on the Cambridge case… and understand the repercussions.
This man is enraged more by a police officer doing his duty than he is a military officer murderously neglecting his. This man finds an alleged (and unfounded) case of racial profiling more troublesome and worthy of his anger than that of a clear act of terrorism. This man will hold his tongue as to the actions of an incontestably radical Islamist but will cut it loose as to the actions of a policeman doing his job.
This man, and what he stands for more particularly and specifically, sickens me.