Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More than the man behind the gun

Maj. Nadal Malik Hasan planned this terrorist attack and executed it in cold blood. The resulting massacre was the first tragedy. The second was that he wasn’t killed on the spot.

Hasan survived. Now the rest of us will have to foot his massive medical bills. Activist lawyers will get involved, claiming "harassment" drove him temporarily insane. There’ll be no end of trial delays. At best, taxpayer dollars will fund his prison lifestyle for decades to come, since our politically correct Army leadership wouldn’t dare pursue or carry out the death penalty.

Maj. Hasan will be a hero to Islamist terrorists abroad and their sympathizers here. While US Muslim organizations decry his acts publicly, Hasan will be praised privately. And he’ll have the last laugh.

But Hasan isn’t the sole guilty party. The US Army’s unforgivable political correctness is also to blame for the casualties at Ft. Hood.

Given the myriad warning signs, it’s appalling that no action was taken against a man apparently known to praise suicide bombers and openly damn US policy. But no officer in his chain of command, either at Walter Reed Army Medical Center or at Ft. Hood, had the guts to take meaningful action against a dysfunctional soldier and an incompetent doctor.

Had Hasan been a Lutheran or a Methodist, he would’ve been gone with the simoon. But officers fear charges of discrimination when faced with misconduct among protected minorities.

Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. 31 soldiers were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don’t roll in this maggot’s chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.

That from Ralph Peters

Were guessing Kimberly Munley, the female police officer who stopped the Ft. Hood massacre by shooting Hasan wasn’t “selected” to be there when she was. As it is, meritocracy happens.

Major Nidal Hasan looks like he will survive and we believe this is a good thing as, right now, he has just as much to answer for as does the U.S. Army.

B-Daddy, a career military officer has some thoughts on the matter, here.


Harrison said...

It'll be interesting to see whether the press and the prez can cover up his Allahu Akbar or not.

Dean said...

They're trying all ready and it is not working.

B-Daddy said...

Dean, Thanks for the link. Ralph Peters was certainly more eloquent than I. But I see evidence of a trend political correctness and that to me is as scary as the massacre itself, because it means more slaughter is on the way.

Road Dawg said...

Katy Couric asked a rep from C.A.R.E. if the reference to "God is Great" should be considered as terrorism. Why did she give the translation?

Harrison said...

Probably sounded too ferrin.