Tip of the iceberg.
Why did the Feds drop their investigation of Hassan?
He wasn't "likely to be violent."
Wonderful. That worked out so well.
Though even if he wasn't voilent, that doesn't excuse him contacting the enemy.
Ace shows just how clueless some people are
Chris Matthews: "It's not a crime to call Al Qaeda, is it? I mean, where do you stop the guy?" Matthews spins on behalf of his wannabe-boyfriend Obama and the incompetents in the federal government.
Funny, seems to me that after 9/11, National Security Concern Trolls like Chris Matthews were pretty sure we should have rolled up the Mohammad Atta cell based upon pilot-training inquiries.
But now we have a guy in the army calling Al Qaeda on the phone and Chris Matthews is generally perplexed as to what we could have possibly have done to stop this.
Um, in any security position, having or attempting to have communications with the enemy is a crime, or at least a cashiering-level offense, if it's not reported immediately.
Meanwhile how does our president respond?
Well on Saturday he said this:
“Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.”
Lovely. He tells us not to "jump to conclusions" about Hassan but those that disagree with his political plans...
Glen Reynolds has more.
Best of hands.
And what made Hassan's count so high? “Packed into cubicles with 5-foot-high dividers, the 300 unarmed soldiers were sitting ducks.”
Because "An Army base is no place for weapons.”