That title is a line from an Op-Ed today from retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters writing in the New York Post on last week’s Islamist terrorist attack on unarmed soldiers and civilians at Ft. Hood. ‘When do we knock off the PC nonsense ‘ could be the subtitle of Refugee Resettlement Watch as well.
I’ve been away, and away from the computer, but before I left Judy and I talked about this horrendous event and agreed that political correctness in the American military and indeed in the country generally is in large part to blame for this radical Islamist reaching the levels he attained in the US Army. Peters spells that out here in his hard-hitting piece. Please read it. Hat tip: Susan
Criticism of President Obama’s tepid reaction on Thursday evening, reported here at NBC Chicago, was echoed on a local radio program I heard while away. I don’t even know the talk radio program but people were calling in and bitterly complaining that Obama did not appear to understand how important this event was to the average American, that Americans needed the President to address and console the Nation on Thursday evening (not some Indian activists at the Interior Department) and show sensitivity. Some callers to the program said he needed to be the source of our comfort as President Reagan had been at the time of the Challenger explosion. Other callers said that he should have been at Ft. Hood over the weekend to meet with families and the wounded (as George and Laura Bush quietly did one night, on Friday I think).
We have reached a profound turning point in our country’s history, although not as horrific as 9/11, but in the end I believe it will be perhaps more galvanizing.
I don’t know what else to say so we will let others, more articulate than I, say it. I’m going to link some articles and op-eds below and update the list as we go along.
Here are two from Judy (back on-line after a weekend computer crisis) tonight:
“Our brain dead country” by David Horowitz, here.
“Jihad at Ft. Hood” by Robert Spencer here.
Here is a Wall Street Journal article with more details. Note that the killer attacked engineers and women truck drivers, he wasn’t even brave enough to take on a fighting unit. He was a chicken s * * * jihadist. So far I’ve heard he killed a young pregnant woman and now we learn that he killed a 55-year-old female medical officer from Maryland among the 13 he hunted down at point blank range.
Dick Morris has an excellent op-ed here on a point that I want made. In the coverage I saw over the weekend, and even from Chris Wallace last night, came the question about terrorism and it seemed part of the requisite definition of terrorism was did he have instructions from abroad. Damn, why does a “terrorist act” have to be directed from abroad to be defined as real terror. Radical indoctrination is happening in most mosques in most towns in the US and PC people need to start understanding that.
The Washington Times has an editorial yesterday addressing the issue of whether a lone gunman can be an Islamic terrorist—he certainly can be!
More on political correctness at Frontpage magazine with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch.
Our friend Richard over at Blue Ridge Forum, here, has pulled together some of the same pieces we have plus some others and particularly highlights Mark Steyn’s NRO commentary, here. “Better screwed than rude” says it all.
Scott Wheeler asks a question that greatly concerns me, here. Are our soldiers safe as they sleep?
Laotian refugee among those killed, here.
Patrick Poole tells us why there will be more Jihadist attacks on the American military from within, here.
Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch explains how a Muslim like this killer can justify getting ‘lap dances’ at a strip club before becoming a Jihadist and killing innocent people.
Army didn’t know about Hassan’s contacts with terrorist abroad, so arrow seems to be pointing at the FBI and ultimately Attorney General Holder (in my opionion!), here.
Debbie Schlussel connects some dots back to Yemen, here.
Vile CAIR is raising money for Muslims off the Ft. Hood Massacre, here.
Please send us more links for articles and opinion pieces to update this post.