Thursday, November 12, 2009

Weighty Words

“It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy.”
~ President Obama at Fort Hood

I disagree, Mr. President. I think it is very easy to understand what happened.

A radical Islamist terrorist, operating within the U.S. Army, carried out a jihad attack against our military. All of the numerous warning signs were ignored due to the government’s increasingly fatal attraction to “political correctness.” Because nobody in the chain of command had the courage to call out the threat, 14 Americans died.

The unborn baby counts as a murdered American, Mr. President. Although with your track record on abortion, I’m sure you would disagree.

Dozens more of our soldiers were wounded, some critically so. The painful psychological toll on those present at the scene and family members of the victims is incalculable and will be lifelong. Yet MSM tells us we are supposed to be concerned that the murderer may have had post traumatic stress syndrome? Please. There's some “twisted logic” for you.

One more thing you should be aware of, Mr. President. You seem very fond of the word “tragedy” to describe
the massacre at Fort Hood. It is not a tragedy. A tragedy is a car full of teenagers crashing, or a young parent dying and leaving small children behind. A tragedy is a wildfire, a tsunami, an earthquake that destroys homes and lives.

A calculated act of cold-blooded, brutal, hateful murder is not a “tragedy.” The jihad at Fort Hood last week was an atrocity. It was the first successful Islamist terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001. It was an act of war against the heartbeat of our nation—the men and women of our Armed Services.

Tragedy differs starkly from atrocity. There is nothing “incomprehensible” about what happened.
The majority of Americans clearly understand that. When our government, up to and including the Commander-in-Chief, will not acknowledge the terrible reality of Islamic jihadists burrowed into our midst, we are well on the way to more atrocities like Fort Hood.

Evil speaks for itself, Mr. President, and is easily understood--especially by those who are harmed by it. Your willful refusal to speak the truth regarding the Fort Hood terrorist attack is the tragedy that is hard to comprehend.