Filed under: Foreign Policy, Freedom, National Security, Politics, Terrorism, The United States | Tags: Murdered 13 - Injured 30, Political Correctness, The Court Martial of Nidal Hasan
Mark Steyn is always right on top of his game with a cogent observation that skewers the hypocrisy, or political correctness, or pointed observation that sheds a brilliant light on the events of the day.
Today he pointed out that the “court-martial of Major Nidal Hasan is taking longer than World War II.”
On Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three years, eight months and eight days later, the Japanese surrendered. These days, America’s military moves at a more leisurely pace. On Nov. 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, was attacked — by one man standing on a table, screaming “Allahu akbar!” and opening fire. Three years, nine months and one day later, his court-martial finally got underway.
Do read the whole thing. This is a strange and disturbing episode in the history of the United States Military. Michael Ramirez captures the essence in another of his superb political cartoons. (click to enlarge)
We are apparently to have a military stripped of most of its effectiveness and weakened by budget cuts so the president can have more money to spend on infrastructure (?) compulsive political correctness, leftist notions that war is not nice, and a remarkable unconcern for the well-being of the troops who stand ready to protect the rest of us. Actions speak louder than words. The president always has words; sometimes they have meaning. His actions demonstrate the real agenda.