The Ft. Hood massacre just keeps unfolding in layers, more facts coming out each day and revealing the hearts of grieving Americans as the reality of it really hits us. Today, I was reading this touching post about the 14th victim, and I had not looked at it like this concerning the unborn child that was also killed by Monster Hasan.
While following some links related to the post, I came across this amazing, amazing article about President Bush and Laura and their private visit to Ft. Hood to offer comfort in the midst of this horrific event. It’s been almost a week now, and I think each day another layer is exposed in me as I move from one emotion to another, because honestly it was so hard to believe it was for real, it is taking a while to sink in. I’ve been shocked, numb, angry, and sad, and most of all outraged.
Some Hillary supporters here have expressed their admiration for what President Bush did for the country and for the devastated soldiers and their families at Ft. Hood. Here’s an excerpt and a link.
“”If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker.
…..we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention,when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.
The Bushes went and met privately with these families for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them.
If there are any of you out there with any connection at all to the Bushes, we implore you to give them our thanks…you tell them that a bunch of gay Hillary guys in Boystown, Chicago were wrong about the Bushes…and are deeply, deeply sorry for any jokes we told about them in the past, any bad thoughts we had about these good, good people.””
See the entire post here. Don’t miss the comments and the Halloween 2009 post.It makes me proud to be an American and so happy to see some genuine bipartisanship, because after all, when push comes to shove, we are “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
There is a lot of discussion about what motivated Hasan in his horrific actions But…..
Let’s just say that Major Malik Hasan was not a devout Muslim.
Let’s just say he didn’t attend mosque with two of the 9/11 terrorists.
Let’s just say he did not make postings trying to justify Muslim suicide bombings or that he did not consider U. S. forces at war with Islam.
Let’s just say that he didn’t shout “Allahu Akbur” before he began shooting.
Let’s just say that he didn’t tell a neighbor that morning that he was going “to do good work for God,” before he left for work, as was reported by the Washington Post.
All these things most certainly add up to a very good case that he is or was an Islamic terrorist, motivated by his religion and hatred, and that he probably should have been discharged from the Army long ago, but maybe they didn’t want to jump to any conclusions due to his minority status, wanting to give him every chance known to man. Indeed, if there are those who desire to pity him after he massacred his fellow soldiers, why would these same people not have heaped condemnation of anyone who would have wanted to discharge him. Lord knows, we wouldn’t want to jump to any conclusions.
But we don’t even have to go there.
Because these things we know without a doubt:
That he was a Major in the U. S. Army, having sworn allegiance to the U. S. Constitution and outranking about 90 percent of soldiers.
That he was a psychiatrist with medical training provided by the military, making him more educated than most and certainly not financially destitute.
That he has a desk job, never seeing any combat.
That he walked into a space filled with fellow soldiers who were unarmed and sitting ducks, in a medical facility on a military base on U. S. soil and fired off I think it was 20 rounds from two weapons, one a pistol and another a semi-automatic pistol, killing 13 and wounding 29 (his own personal weapons).
This makes him a coward. This makes him a traitor. This makes him a monster. And in my mind anybody who wants to try to excuse or minimize his actions are also traitors to this country.
We need to find out if this was a terrorist act, but by damn we don’t need to know that for sure to condemn without equivocation the actions of this lowest of low life, and that goes for all the poor lil Dr. Hasan BS I keep hearing from the dishonest and corrupt media. We don’t have to jump to any conclusions either to know that he slaughtered U. S. troops and for that he is an enemy of the United States of America and I expect the president to say so.
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Just don’t “jump to any conclusions.”
David Gergen [CNN], Jon Meacham [Newswek], Howard Fineman [Newsweek/NBC], Mike Allen [Politico], Josh Marshall [Talking Points Memo], David Brooks [NYT], and Gail Collins [NYT] had an off the record lunch with the president today. Also: Mara Liasson, who works for NPR and the Fox News Channel that Obama wants to destroy. (Gawker.) No connection at all to softball articles such as this from Newsweek trying to make excuses for Traitor Hasan.
Our president lunching with the media as we mourn the murder of American soldiers, executed by an Army Major, Coward, Traitor, and Terrorist.
He later in the afternoon made a visit to Walter Reid Army Hospital, his first visit there since becoming president. (No photos were allowed because he “wanted it to be private.”) Completely unrelated, I’m sure, to this Tone Deaf Moment.
See RBO for a video of the initial speech – the entire video – because what I have seen on tv has been cut down to eliminate the inappropriate jabbering before he finally even got to the Ft. Hood Massacre.
UPDATE: RBO has a few more names of the attendees of the presidential luncheon meeting with the press.
POTUS emerged gloomily to warn not to jump to conclusions about Ft. Hood (above) [see video at RBO] following his afternoon off-the-record luncheon with the Washington elite journalism, CNN’s David Gergen, Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Newsweek’s Jon Meacham and Howard Fineman, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker, POLITICO’s Mike Allen, NPR/ Fox’s Mara Liasson, Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall and New York Times trio David Brooks, Andy Rosenthal, and Gail Collins.
Also interesting to note that the following also attended:
David Axelrod, Anita Dunn, Bill Burton and Robert Gibbs also attended the journalism luncheon. [The Media Mafia]
Posted: 11.06.09 Updated: 11.07.09 @12:34 p.m.