Saturday, November 6, 2010

Double Jump



Exactly one year ago, Major Nidal Malik Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and used a laser-sighted pistol to methodically murder 13 soldiers at Fort Hood and wound over a dozen others before he was felled by law enforcement officers.

Despite the fact that Hasan had spoken repeatedly - and favorably - about Muslim suicide attacks within the US military, the president insisted that the American people shouldn't "jump to conclusions" about his motivation. And even now, a full year later, the official government report on the massacre refuses to even mention "radical Islam" as a possible cause.


Which seems to make it rather insulting that Barack Obama is "jumping to conclusions" and treating the host countries on his Asian getaway as if they are dens of terrorist activity. The trip is estimated to cost taxpayers as much as $200 million per day, owing largely to the amount of security the president seems to believe he needs to protect him from people of different races and faiths.

We could go on and on about this president's hypocrisy...but instead, Hope n' Change simply asks you to take a moment today to think about the fallen and families of Fort Hood. And to remember that it was, and is, real blood that stains the altar of political correctness.

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19 comments:

BornLib said...

Estimated to cost as much as $200 million per day, by whom?

moronpolitics said...

I'm not born lib, but the 200M/day seems to be a trap... left out there for unsuspecting journalists to grab first and look loony later. I'm more concerned with why the President is taking 200 CEO's along like his lap dogs. This guy has NO business knowledge. NO experience in trade or trade policy. He has never held a job outside academia and politics. Do these CEO's really need him to run this? Isn't the way Communist countries do trade visits? Krushkev brings along various plant mgrs to answer questions while he negotiates business deals for them? Obama: "my country can supply you with plows that will fit the new Russian tractor. Comrade Briggs? How many can you and Comrade Stratton deliver yearly? "
KFC didn't become the largest supplier of chicken to China by a deal cut by Bush or Clinton. Does Obama know that?

Suzy said...

Snopes says the number is not true....HOWEVER...the point remains he is spending big bucks on his own personal protection against people who he keeps claiming are his friends, through word or action.

John the Econ said...

Pathetic and Sad. The left loves to wax poetic about how America has wasted so much of its blood and treasure in Afghanistan and Iraq. And yet the official report on Fort Hood doesn't even mention "Radical Islam" as at least a contributing factor?

So according to them I guess those 13 soldiers did die in vain. Obscene.

Just another example of how it will take much more than getting the House back to restore sanity to America.

CT Yankee said...

BornLib, is the estimate of the cost of security ALL that you got out of this? It's immaterial whether it's $2M, $20M, or $200M; the real point of this has obviously escaped you and there's not a chance you'll ever get it.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Readers- The $200 Million figure originated with a news story from India which has not been confirmed elsewhere. Meaning that the Indian journalist might have gotten it completely wrong... or the number is right, but wasn't supposed to be shared.

The Whitehouse has said that the $200 Million number is ridiculous, pointing out that the actual cost of the trip is...umm... something they refuse to discuss - no doubt because real numbers have bitten them in the butt ever since people started doing actual cost analyses of Obamacare.

But as CT Yankee points out, the actual cost isn't the point here. Rather, it's that Barack Obama lectures us about what a wonderful, loving, multi-cultural world we live in...actually forbidding common sense measures to protect our citizenry...while surrounding himself with massive security forces when he visits people of other races and faiths.

Suzy said...

I did notice they are not actually sharing the true cost...kind of like they don't share the true birth certificate...or much else that's true....

Anonymous said...

There are 14 dead, not 13. There was also the child in the womb.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Anonymous (immediately above)- You're correct about the 14th murder victim, who had life and lost it owing to Hasan's terrorist attack.

pryorguy said...

Thanks, doc, for reminding all of us about Fort Hood...it is a good thing to do.

Obama and his crowd are just a boil on our butt we have to endure for a while.

And...during this recent election campaign, talking with folks I work with and all...I sense many just dont get it; how dangerous Obams's ideology actually is! We need diligence and reminders as you have put forth today so, hopefully, SOME of us stay on top of things and do not let things drift back to 'hope and change'. Sheeple is a good description unfortunately.

BornLib said...

Easy now CT Yankee. We're all friends here.

I was simply pointing out that using such a wild and implausible number makes us sound like, well, Obama.

Fort Hood was a terrible tragedy, one which sadly could have easily been prevented. With the administration we have now, I doubt they learned anything at all from their chain of failures. The men and women of the armed forces deserve better.

Buzz Bannister said...

I love the commentary in your site Stilton--you do great work and have a brilliant following.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Buzz- a brilliant following?! Dang, I thought they were chasing me! (grin)

Anonymous said...

They need to take his security away and let what happens, happen, then turn our heads the other way act as if nothing has happened and move on. NEXT !!

Pete(Detroit) said...

Anon - Shame on you.
I'm sure Fred Phelps and the whole Westbourough folks would be more than happy to provide appropriate 'sucurity'
Seriously - I wonder what the 're-enlistment' rate is for the Sec Serv? Those poor Bast's WORK for their money! (and have ALWAYS done an AMAZING job - I remember when Reagan got shot, and the film has him and maybe 4 guys walking up the ally, shots ring out, and there's a squad of guys w/ M-16s and shotties beamed in. Like between STEPS. My memory may be faulty (it was a while ago) but I'm still amazed - where, I mean WHERE did those guys and guns COME from?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoZeZprXnDg

Bobo said...

Anonymous (one above) - Are you talking about Obama or Stilton?!?

anombrerose said...

Obama said the same #### about not jumping to conclusions about the imam connected to creating the "Free Gaza Flotilla to bust the Israeli blackade created from intell about the MV Iran Deyanat dirty bomb ship voyage of August 2008 aimed at taking an Israeli port city off the planet - being the imam mixed up with Cordoba House "Gaza in America" Victory Mosque at Ground Zero.

"Quit jumping to conclusions and painting all muslims with a broad brush, you terroristic Whitie Christian Bible hugging gun grabbers, you!"


- Rose

anombrerose said...

I think $200 Mill daily is now wildly implausible, too, after I began to hear just how many jets, hotels entire restaurants, limos, Navy ships, bomb-proof 1-miter drive-through tunnels, de-nutting coconut palms and de-monkeying the city, visits to sex workers, and all that comes with, such as White House doing work of house-arrested hotel staffers, and paying off outrage over deliberately, willfully bringing security DOGS named Khan to a Muslim Hindu nation, plus souvenir shopping, brand new wardrobes - remember that $5,000 Alligator clutch purse she took to Russia for a walk in the woods - that is so passé now... what to replace it with!

ho-hum!

- Rose

anombrerose said...

I doubt seriously that snopes bothered with the menu items, hotel room gift packs, and other incidentals, et al.

snopes isn't as reliable when it comes to critiquing Odrama Queen as they should be.

- Rose