Charles Krauthammer comes in with the voice of reason to point out the multitude of oversights, warning signs, and inaction by various government officials at different levels, which tacitly facilitated the ability of U.S. Army major psychiatrist Nidal Hasan to methodically gun down and kill 12 of his own fellow soldiers, one civilian, and injure 31 more, while shouting “Allahu akbar.” The subsequent inability of the liberal media to point out the seeds from which the Muslim major’s actions at Fort Hood, Texas were borne, was clearly sidestepped by a U.S. president as well. All in the name of political correctness.
Krauthammer is right. When political correctness becomes a danger, it is a problem. And perhaps those policies that foster that require changes. Imaginary retaliation is what appears to be the guiding hand.
Is the president going to step out and say that this is an abomination? This should never have happened? We have been overlooking all of this in the name of political correctness, and we are going to change our policies? Or is he going to adopt the Casey line which is the real issue here is the safety of our Muslim soldiers?
Hat tip, Nice Deb.
Charles Krauthammer Exposes Obama Hypocrisy on No Rush to Judgment
November 10, 2009
Meanwhile, the media try to turn Hasan into a victim. A sickening (and amateurish) Washington Post article portrayed him as a poor, impoverished minority living in a $320-a-month rathole apartment and driving a down-market car — as if the squalor made him a terrorist.
Squalor he chose to live in, by the way: As a major drawing added professional pay for his medical credentials, plus his benefits, Hasan made a six-figure income. And he was single, without college loans or medical bills. Has anybody asked where the money went? I’ll bet a chunk of it disappeared in cash donations to hard-core Islamist causes. Will a single journalist track the missing bucks?
It gets worse: On Sunday evening, a ranking officer in Hasan’s medical chain of command raced to cover her butt. Asked why the killer was promoted to major after receiving career-killer performance reviews at Walter Reed, the officer claimed that Hasan faced the same promotion board requirements as everyone else.
Liar, liar, uniform on fire: A dirty big secret in our Army has been that officers’ promotion boards have quotas for minorities. We don’t call them quotas, of course. But if a board doesn’t hit the floor numbers, its results are held up until the list has been corrected. It’s almost impossible for the Army’s politically correct promotion system to pass over a Muslim physician.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, one of the few lawmakers willing to whisper the word “terrorism,” needs to call the officers who sat on Hasan’s promotion board before the Senate, put them under oath, then ask if Hasan made major because of minority-quota requirements.
This corrupt (and now deadly) affirmative-action system does a severe disservice to the bulk of minority officers, who make the grade on quality and professionalism. It leaves other officers wondering if the new guy who just showed up in the unit is a “real” officer or an affirmative-action baby.
Ditto for our government’s unwillingness to take on Muslim extremists on US soil. Blathering about freedom of religion, we foster hate speech. By protecting the fanatics, we betray the peaceful majority of our Muslim citizens, leaving them afraid to speak out, since the feds shield the fanatics in charge of their mosques and communities.