Liberal terror at Fort Hood: Hasan could be misjudged

In an amazing twist of irony, Obama said we must wait for the facts before jumping to conclusions about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. How many more “facts” does Obama need about Hasan?

Many so-called journalists of the mainstream seem to be more concerned about not offending Islam than expressing outrage and mourning the deaths of the following 13 service members, one of whom (Francheska Velez) was with child:

CAPT. JOHN GAFFANEY
56, San Diego

MICHAEL GRANT CAHILL
62, Cameron, Texas

MAJ. LIBARDO EDUARDO CARAVEO
52, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

STAFF SGT. JUSTIN M. DECROW
32, Evans, Ga.

SPC. FREDERICK GREENE
29, Mountain City, Tenn.

SPC. JASON DEAN HUNT
22, Frederick, Okla.

SGT. AMY KRUEGER
29, Kiel, Wis.

PFC. AARON THOMAS NEMELKA
19, West Jordan, Utah

PFC. MICHAEL PEARSON
21, Bolingbrook, Ill.

CAPT. RUSSELL SEAGER
51, Mount Pleasant, Wis.

PVT. FRANCHESKA VELEZ
21, Chicago

LT. COL. JUANITA WARMAN
55, Pittsburgh

PFC. KHAM XIONG
23, St. Paul, Minn.

Of all the ridiculous statements made by journalists in reference to the terror at Ft. Hood, the one made by Martha Raddatz and passed on by Diane Sawyer is among the most offensive:

Cryptically, ABC's senior foreign affairs correspondent, Martha Raddatz, concluded a story on reaction at Fort Hood: “As for the suspect, Nadal Hasan, as one officer's wife told me, 'I wish his name was Smith.'”

Sawyer clarified that the mystery woman wished the killer’s name had been Smith “so no one would have a reflexive question about that.” That is, a reflexive question about whether Hasan was conducting a personal jihad against the U.S. military.

In context of 13 unarmed Americans having been gunned down in uniform in cold blood, the level of suspension of disbelief necessary to accept the “mystery wife” account is too high for me. Put another way, I don’t believe a word of the Martha Raddatz tale. Normal Americans don’t worry about falsely stereotyping a man after he shouts, “Allahu Akbar” and launches a bloody rampage against fellow Americans. Yet we are to believe that as the wife’s fellow patriots lay dead and wounded her thoughts were directed to political correctness; exclaiming that she wished the killer’s name was “Smith.”

I’m sure the mystery wife had some names for Hasan all right; but I doubt that “Smith” was one of them.

I believe the “officer’s wife” quote was a clever, unverifiable way to affirm the politically correct fears of the left.

Currently, the story can’t be fact checked unless every officer’s wife at Fort Hood is interviewed. Please prove me wrong Ms. Raddatz and provide her name.

In an amazing twist of irony, Obama said we must wait for the facts before jumping to conclusions about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. How many more “facts” does Obama need about Hasan?

Many so-called journalists of the mainstream seem to be more concerned about not offending Islam than expressing outrage and mourning the deaths of the following 13 service members, one of whom (Francheska Velez) was with child:

CAPT. JOHN GAFFANEY
56, San Diego

MICHAEL GRANT CAHILL
62, Cameron, Texas

MAJ. LIBARDO EDUARDO CARAVEO
52, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

STAFF SGT. JUSTIN M. DECROW
32, Evans, Ga.

SPC. FREDERICK GREENE
29, Mountain City, Tenn.

SPC. JASON DEAN HUNT
22, Frederick, Okla.

SGT. AMY KRUEGER
29, Kiel, Wis.

PFC. AARON THOMAS NEMELKA
19, West Jordan, Utah

PFC. MICHAEL PEARSON
21, Bolingbrook, Ill.

CAPT. RUSSELL SEAGER
51, Mount Pleasant, Wis.

PVT. FRANCHESKA VELEZ
21, Chicago

LT. COL. JUANITA WARMAN
55, Pittsburgh

PFC. KHAM XIONG
23, St. Paul, Minn.

Of all the ridiculous statements made by journalists in reference to the terror at Ft. Hood, the one made by Martha Raddatz and passed on by Diane Sawyer is among the most offensive:

Cryptically, ABC's senior foreign affairs correspondent, Martha Raddatz, concluded a story on reaction at Fort Hood: “As for the suspect, Nadal Hasan, as one officer's wife told me, 'I wish his name was Smith.'”

Sawyer clarified that the mystery woman wished the killer’s name had been Smith “so no one would have a reflexive question about that.” That is, a reflexive question about whether Hasan was conducting a personal jihad against the U.S. military.

In context of 13 unarmed Americans having been gunned down in uniform in cold blood, the level of suspension of disbelief necessary to accept the “mystery wife” account is too high for me. Put another way, I don’t believe a word of the Martha Raddatz tale. Normal Americans don’t worry about falsely stereotyping a man after he shouts, “Allahu Akbar” and launches a bloody rampage against fellow Americans. Yet we are to believe that as the wife’s fellow patriots lay dead and wounded her thoughts were directed to political correctness; exclaiming that she wished the killer’s name was “Smith.”

I’m sure the mystery wife had some names for Hasan all right; but I doubt that “Smith” was one of them.

I believe the “officer’s wife” quote was a clever, unverifiable way to affirm the politically correct fears of the left.

Currently, the story can’t be fact checked unless every officer’s wife at Fort Hood is interviewed. Please prove me wrong Ms. Raddatz and provide her name.