The Fort Hood Investigation – The Wrong Men For The Job
posted at 1:33 pm on November 24, 2009 by Track-A-'Crat
The prospects of an unadulterated investigation into the Ft. Hood massacre have not been good from the get-go.
Cast-iron assurances of a comprehensive inquiry have the same ring to my ears as did Pelosi’s promise to create the “most ethical Congress in history” and Obama’s pledge to honor his own much-vaunted* “sunshine clause.”
With the MSM creating an entirely new psychiatric condition to explain away Nidal Malik Hasan’s murderous “aberration”, with Janet Napolitano automatically warning against any anti-Muslim backlash (fun fact for Janet: there were, according to the FBI, 1,477 crimes motivated by religious bias in 2007. Of that figure, 133 were anti-Islamic, whereas 1,010 were anti-Jewish. Still, who are the Democrats to let reality rain on their parade?) and with President Obama urging there to be no rush to judgment – unlike his ability to divine exactly what took place in the Henry Louis Gates affair after a nanosecond’s worth of analysis – the likelihood of a white-washed report disinfecting the atrocity of one of its most disturbing traits has always been pretty high.
The appointments of former Army Secretary Togo West (above) and former Navy Chief of Operations Admiral Vernon Clark to lead the investigation mean that that possibility is now all but a certainty, according to James Corum. Writing in the Daily Telegraph (London), Corum states that,
At the core of the mass murder at Fort Hood Texas is the question of how the decades-old policies of the US Defence Department that have lowered standards in the name of “affirmative action” and “diversity” may have contributed to the retention of a clearly unfit officer and put him in the position to kill 13 American soldiers and wound another 28. For Togo West or Vernon Clark to question such policies (which were largely of their own making) would indicate a degree of intellectual openness and apolitical judgment that they have never exhibited before. So my bet is a complete gloss over the real questions at stake.
There’s a higher probability of wisdom flowing forth from the lips of Joe Biden than there is of this happening, but the Left would do well not to immediately dismiss Dr. Corum as a conservative wing-nut. One look at his credentials should leave no disinterested party with any doubts as to his standing.
Rhetorical question alert: why, in that case, has the MSM gone nowhere near this?
[* Fun fact number two: check out the Longman dictionary’s example of the proper usage of “much-vaunted.” They clearly didn’t get Axelrod’s memo…]