On Veteran's Day, it's a sad state of affairs in the modern U.S. Army.
Here's what Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey, Jr., said on ABC Sunday
about the Ft Hood terrorist attack by Maj Nadal Malik Hasan:
"This terrible event would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty."
Wow. "Diversity" trumps 13 fatalities and 30 wounded?!
That settles it.
The great tragedy is that political correctness at the highest levels of the Army is apparently responsible for creating the environment for this terrorist act in the first place.
Multiple eyewitnesses said Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar" before opening fire. He reportedly fired 100 rounds. This was a premeditated terrorist act.
And the warning signs
had been there for all to see.
How ironic that the top leaders of our own Army so misunderstand the mortal enemy the Army has been directly engaging for the past 8 years.
It has been said that truth is the first casualty of war. In the current fog of political correctness, many seem unwilling or incapable of facing the awful, obvious truth.
See WSJ opinion piece by Dorothy Rabinowitz: "Dr Phil and the Fort Hood Killer: His terrorist motive is obvious to everyone but the press and the Army brass
UPDATE: "Investigators would have been 'crucified' over First Amendment rights if they had launched a full-scale probe into e-mails Fort Hood massacre suspect Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly sent to a radical imam, a government investigator told Fox News." Interesting choice of words. Read the whole thing here