EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Mr. Obama’s War
Jed Babbin has the top story at Human Events today.
Scattered among the first breaking news reports of the Fort Hood massacre were statements by FBI sources that there was no terrorist connection to Maj. Nidal Hasan’s jihadist murder of his fellow soldiers. Why?
Three days after the murders, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey told a CNN interviewer, “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.” So the leader of our army believes that diversity is more important than protecting the lives of our troops? Why?
On Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the 9-11 plotters — including Khalid Sheik Muhammad, also the self-professed murderer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl — will be moved to New York for trial in a civilian criminal court, though several other inmates at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention facility will be moved to the United States for trial by military commissions. Why put some of these men on trial in civilian courts and others in military commissions?