Reframing the Ft. Hood massacre

Despite the best attempts of the Obama administration and its media claque, very few Americans are buying the narrative that Major Hasan was a lone psycho who snapped. His PowerPoint presentation warning of "adverse events" if Muslims were made to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan has made its way to the media, he tried to contact Al Qaeda, and his radical imam inspired 2 of the 9/11 hijackers, for instance.

The pres is getting more creative in finding anything other than Islam's injunction to jihad to blame. The New York Times is claiming this is just one in a strong of violent incidents at Ft. Hood.

Fort Hood is still reeling from last week's carnage, in which an Army psychiatrist is accused of a massacre that left 13 people dead. But in the town of Killeen and other surrounding communities, the attack, one of the worst mass shootings on a military base in the United States, is also seen by many as another blow in an area that has been beset by crime and violence since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began. Reports of domestic abuse have grown by 75 percent since 2001. At the same time, violent crime in Killeen has risen 22 percent while declining 7 percent in towns of similar size in other parts of the country.

This is what the left likes to call blaming the victim, isn't it? And it has the double virtue in the Times' eyes of slandering Soldiers as violent louts.

President Obama's visit today to the Ft. Hood service is another attempt  reframe the story and move on so that the memory will fade. Expect to see the following words and concepts emphasized in the President's rhetoric today and by lapdog media commentators:




Face the future



They may hope the memory will fade, but awkward questions about the role of political correctness in his military career demand answers. It will be fascinating to watch how Obama and the Democrats in Congress handle the inevitable inquiry.

Hat tip: Carol Brown