Monday, November 09, 2009

Joe Is Going To Smoke Them Out

Senator Joe Lieberman has a few questions about the Fort Hood attack.

Sen. Joe Lieberman's call for the investigation came as word surfaced that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan apparently attended the same Virginia mosque as two Sept. 11 hijackers in 2001, at a time when a radical imam preached there. Whether Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, associated with the hijackers is something the FBI will probably look into, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Classmates participating in a 2007-2008 master's program at a military college complained repeatedly to superiors about what they considered Hasan's anti-American views. Dr. Val Finnell said Hasan gave a presentation at the Uniformed Services University that justified suicide bombing and told classmates that Islamic law trumped the U.S. Constitution.

Another classmate said he complained to five officers and two civilian faculty members at the university. He wrote in a command climate survey sent to Pentagon officials that fear in the military of being seen as politically incorrect prevented an "intellectually honest discussion of Islamic ideology" in the ranks. The classmate also requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wants Congress to determine whether the shootings constitute a terrorist attack.
This story has been all over the 'net if you hang out at the right places. Evidently Joe is paying attention. You know, he is a lot more Republican than he seems. And as a member of the majority caucus he has clout and gets attention. And chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, woo hoo.

It may just be that the Reality Based Community will be forced to face reality. I wonder if there will be enough Muslim psychiatrists to attend to their anticipated needs?

Cross Posted at Classical Values