Here’s the best proof that politics, not principle, is guiding the actions of the Obama administration: Nidal Hasan’s arraignment has been held over for three weeks at Fort Hood — until after the midterm elections.
Why does this matter? Because he is being charged with thirteen deaths, not fourteen. One of Nidal Hasan’s victims was pregnant. The Unborn Victims of Violence Act (UVVA) applies wherever the federal government has primary jurisdiction — from the District of Columbia, to national parks, to military installations. It applies to our bases in Afghanistan and to our units and planes operating there. It applies to Fort Hood.
Ft. Hood mass murder
The law is called the Lacy and Conner Peterson Act, even though it would not have applied in the case of that young mother and her unborn son. Their murder was a state criminal matter for California.
The UVVA is also a part of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). So why isn’t Nidal Hasan being charged with the death of an unborn child, too?
Might it be because the Obama administration chooses not to raise this issue in the critical weeks leading up to midterm elections? Could it be because it does not want to further antagonize its liberal base?
Now, remind us, Mr. President: Exactly who is it who behaves irrationally when he is afraid? I think it’s not the American people. Sadly, I think it’s our current leadership.
How safe were we during the 8 years of the Bush administration? How many terror attacks occurred in those 8 years? I don’t know – and try googling that and you get an entire page of anti-Bush results – but I’m sure it was less than we’ve seen in the last 12 months. There were certainly no Army officers shooting up fellow unarmed soldiers during the Bush years.
It’s not necessarily the system that’s failed. Or at least not entirely. We have leadership that has failed. Obama has circled the globe apologizing for us and genuflecting to third rate leaders. How does anyone expect our enemies to view us as anything other than weak and confused? As the NYPost article states, Obama can’t even name the enemy. An “isolated extremist,” he called him. I think that Ft.Hood taught only the rest of us how dangerous political correctness is. The morons in charge still don’t get it.
How many times do these barbarians have to declare war on us before the dummies in charge figure it out? The majority of the American people know who the enemy is and what their end game is: radical Islam who have repeatedly called for our deaths.
Whether it’s an unsuccessful attempt or a horrific success, makes no difference to me. His intent was to kill at least 300 people. Thank God, it didn’t work, but regardless it was his intent. This young man should be wrung for all the information we can get from him and then put to death, just like any other enemy soldier. Instead, we are cavalierly going to give him the rights of an American citizen and imprison him like an ordinary criminal.
Ask those Americans on board that plane on Christmas day how cavalier they feel about this.
This week at Ft. Hood, TheOne called us a selfish, divided and cynical people. At an occasion that should have been uplifting in the midst of sorrow and grief, he still found reason to criticize us. Any positve statement the president makes about America – and they are few – is always qualified with negatives.
It’s been less than a year; are you tired of hearing these things from the president? Imagine that we have 3 more years of it.
I believe this is what we long to hear again. This is the kind of man or woman we are looking for. This is who we want to lead us. Someone who lifts us up as a nation and reminds us of our best parts. This is the kind of man or woman who will win the next election. This is the kind of person who believes in his heart of hearts that we are a good and generous nation of people who love liberty, who have fought for it and died for it.
We don’t have to stand in front of bullets to protect it. We have brave, selfless heros who are doing that and have done that for us. All we have to do is speak and vote.
It’s time we stopped viewing jihadists as terrorists and events such as took place last week at Ft.Hood as terrorist attacks. I’m tired of hearing “we’ve not determined if this is a terrorist attack or not.” It was not a terrorist attack. It was another battle in the war the IslamoFascists declared on us almost 20 years ago.
They understand that they are at war with us, but we’ve yet to come to the party. We keep viewing their battles as “events” or “incidents” or “attacks”, as though they are isolated, requiring police action and not related to each other. These zealots are at war with us and only they seem to realize it.
It’s unique to be sure and requires a new kind of mindset. We aren’t fighting a uniformed force with a national identity. Physically, they don’t look alike. (There are Muslim extremists in America, the Philippines, as well as in the Middle East – all with entirely different physical characteristics.) Because there are no boundaries on an ideology, there is no definite theater of engagement. In other words, this is a world wide theater.
We have few allies in this war. The Europeans are afraid to stand beside us because a large portion of their population is Muslim. And it’s not the politically correct thing to do. Socialists are all about what’s politically correct. I’m also sure that the French have not forgotten the youth riots of 2005 when riots and burnings took place across the nation and went on for days.
The 2005 youth riots in France
Additionally, we don’t even have the support of our own countryman against this enemy. We have a politically correct entertainment industry, press, government and military. Would we rather not offend the Muslims and take the chance that 3000 or 13 innocents could be killed? After last week, the answer is apparently yes. Political correctness is partially responsible for the deaths and injuries at Ft.Hood.
The president made it clear in the early months of his administration, that he wants to discontinue the war on terror mindset and rebrand our endeavors as “overseas contingency operations.” Because its PC-ness is so obvious it’s laughable, that phrase has become fodder for countless jokes.
In this quest to be PC, our press turns the blame on the military for allowing alleged bullying and name-calling by other military personnel, as well as painting this killer as a victim of an uncaring army. But General Casey wants to promote a diverse military, even at the expense of a wink and a nod to officers who are contacting Al-Qaeda members outside the country: “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casulty, I think that’s worse.” Can it get more PC than that? And coming from the Army Chief of Staff?
How much more do they need to do, how many more deaths of our citizens have to occur, how much more horrific does it need to be, before we are willing to accept that war has been declared on us? These killers are not criminals in the sense that other mass murderers are. They see themselves as Allah’s soldiers in a sacred mission to kill the infidels. In the words of Hasan: “we love death more than you love life.” They are willing to go to any lengths, including killing themselves and their own, in the furtherance of their God’s dictates.
As we continue to view these battles as isolated terrorist attacks – as though they are criminal acts and not battles in an ongoing war against us – we lose every battle. And we will lose the war, in the end.
Our fallen heros deserve better than this from us. They deserve nothing less than victory over these suicidal/homicidal footsoldiers of an evil ideology.
It was his failure to understand the difference between an act of war and a crime [1993 World Trade Center bombing] that undermined President Clinton’s administration’s anti-terror efforts and led directly to 9-11. It would appear that President Obama is going down the same road of denial and minimization of political harm. There may be casualties at Ft. Hood, but Obama is determined that his popularity will not be among them.
If this terrorist is convicted, and it seems likely that he will be, the question of whether or not Obama will even approve this conviction is a good one. Hasan’s case will be tied up in military court for over 5 years, and could be in the system for as long as 15. That means that, God willing, there will be a new president and one who won’t hesitate to mete out the justice that those tragically dead and injured deserve.
This is the first time in my life that I have even entertained the thought that the president might NOT support a death penalty conviction in a case like this. But I think it’s a good question and one that should be considered: Would Obama approve a death sentence handed down by the military justice system?