Saturday, January 23, 2010

Deadly Results of Pluralistic Political Correctness

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing [Sen. McCain], the ranking Republican chided the commission for insufficiently focusing on perpetrator Nidal Malik Hasan’s Islamic radicalism.

Video analysis by Lieutenant General William G. Boykin (retired), former United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.

-- From "McCain Calls Out Fort Hood Review For ‘Political Correctness’" by Spencer Ackerman, Washington Independent 1/21/10

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is less than satisfied with the report of a commission empaneled by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to investigate the deadly Fort Hood shootings in November.

“It was motives that led to the Fort Hood killings,” McCain said, “whatever the political correctness” implications of saying so. The report doesn’t specifically deal with that, and so it provides “insufficient information” to guide institutional changes to prevent the next Fort Hood.

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From "The Fort Hood Report: Why No Mention of Islam?" by Mark Thompson, Time Magazine 1/20/10

The U.S. military's just-released report into the Fort Hood shootings spends 86 pages detailing various slipups by Army officers but not once mentions Major Nidal Hasan by name or even discusses whether the killings may have had anything to do with the suspect's view of his Muslim faith.

John Lehman, a member of the 9/11 commission and Navy Secretary during the Reagan Administration, says a reluctance to cause offense by citing Hasan's view of his Muslim faith and the U.S. military's activities in Muslim countries as a possible trigger for his alleged rampage reflects a problem that has gotten worse in the 40 years that Lehman has spent in and around the U.S. military. The Pentagon report's silence on Islamic extremism "shows you how deeply entrenched the values of political correctness have become," he told TIME on Tuesday. "It's definitely getting worse, and is now so ingrained that people no longer smirk when it happens."

But without a motive, there would have been no murder. Hasan wore his radical Islamic faith and its jihadist tendencies in the same way he wore his Army uniform. He allegedly proselytized within the ranks, spoke out against the wars his Army was waging in Muslim countries and shouted "Allahu akbar" (God is great) as he gunned down his fellow soldiers. Those who served alongside Hasan find the Pentagon review wanting. "The report demonstrates that we are unwilling to identify and confront the real enemy of political Islam," says a former military colleague of Hasan, speaking privately because he was ordered not to talk about the case. "Political correctness has brainwashed us to the point that we no longer understand our heritage and cannot admit who, or what, the enemy stands for."

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