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January 16, 2010
Out of Bounds
How can the American military come to grips with home-grown Islamic terrorism when it won't even acknowledge that political correctness enabled the Fort Hood massacre just as surely as an alcoholics' wife enables his obsession by her co-dependency?
At a hearing televised on C-SPAN today, former Chief of Naval Operations, Vern Clark, and former Head of the Army, Togo West, fielded some questions from reporters about the Fort Hood terrorist incident. The two retired military officers are the Co-Leaders of what is euphemistically being called the "Fort Hood Shootings Review."
The retired senior military officials intoned their recommendation that, for the American military, "situational awareness is the order of the day." But when a reporter asked "Was political correctness a factor in overlooking the self-radicalization that went on here?" the best the officers could offer was "That question is out of bounds."
Out of bounds? No, I'll tell you what's out of bounds: any military policy, procedure or official who for the sake of "diversity" risks the life of a single American soldier. That's what's out of bounds. And the sooner the military bigwigs get that, the safer our soldiers will be.