Friday, November 13, 2009

Shorter Jonah Goldberg

Stealing a play from some of the liberal bloggers...
Let me say up front, I don’t think President Obama is to blame for the Fort Hood shootings, and I don’t think it’s fair to say otherwise, but I'm going to say it anyway. In fact, everything wrong in the whole world is because Obama isn't as great as Dubya.
In a column brimming over with confusion and misrepresentation (or complete ignorance) of the facts, this passage stands out:
Whatever his faults, President Bush got to say one thing that the American people always appreciated: After 9/11, he kept us safe from a terrorist attack on the homeland. If Hasan acted as a Jihadist terrorist and not a disgruntled psychiatrist, Obama can’t even make the same claim about his first year in office.
So if we assume "Hasan acted as a Jihadist terrorist," Obama only kept us safe from Jan. 20 to Nov. 5, when 12 people were killed by a lone gunman, whereas GW kept us safe from terrists from Jan. 20 all the way up to Sept. 11, when a mere 3000 were killed in a carefully planned conspiracy by a highly organized team of 20 or so men! (Of course we have to make this as an assumption, since by all the evidence available so far, Hasan had essentially developed 2nd hand PTSD from his exposure to the stories of atrocity he was exposed to daily. He may have been egged on by a radical cleric, but the details aren't clear or public yet. Until there a military trial, I think it's irresponsible to speculate, so let's just assume he's a radical terrist.)

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