By now we have all heard the reports of the Fort Hood shooter's radical Islamic tirades, his attempted communications with foreign terrorists, his Internet postings defending suicide bombings by Taliban fighters, and his public criticisms of America's role in Iraq and Afghanistan. We also know of his shout of "Allahu akbar!" as he opened fire on unarmed soldiers.
Many are now asking the obvious questions about why the U.S. Army did not defuse this walking time bomb before he killed 14 people. Yes, the count is 14 — 13 soldiers and an unborn, 3-month-old baby inside what should have been the safety of the mother's womb.
But what is almost as appalling as the terrorist act Hasan committed at Fort Hood is the shameful and self-serving excuses being offered by Obama administration officials in an attempt to deny the obvious — that Hasan's radical Islamic religious beliefs were the primary motivation for his actions.
Hint to the President Obama: Maj. Hasan did not go to a movie theater or a ballpark to kill people. He wanted to kill soldiers, soldiers who were about to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and al-Qaida. Why did he do it? Because he wants al-Qaida to win.
Hasan did not have a "workplace grievance." He did not "snap under stress." There is literally no evidence of that. He was coolly rational and methodical. He wanted to kill American soldiers, he planned to do it, and thanks to epidemic political correctness in the U.S. Army and throughout our society, he was allowed to do it — on American soil.[More]