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Obama Says: ‘Don’t Jump to Conclusions’

From where else but the New York Times:

Obama Offers Sympathy and Urges No ‘Jump to Conclusions’

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

November 8, 2009 [sic]

WASHINGTON — President Obama, extending condolences to the community at Fort Hood, Tex., reminded Americans on Saturday that people of “every race, faith and station” serve in the military — an oblique attempt to prevent a backlash against Muslims in the wake of Thursday’s shootings at the base that left 13 dead.

Many Muslims have been concerned that their faith will somehow be blamed after an Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who prayed regularly at the Fort Hood mosque, was accused of being the lone gunman in the attack. Mr. Obama did not address that concern directly. But, speaking in his weekly address, he seemed to urge Americans not to dwell on the suspect’s religion by reminding the nation of the broad diversity of those who serve.

“They are Americans of every race, faith and station,” he said. “They are Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and nonbelievers. They are descendants of immigrants, and immigrants themselves. They reflect the diversity that makes this America. But what they share is a patriotism like no other. What they share is a commitment to country that has been tested and proved worthy. What they share is the same unflinching courage, unblinking compassion and uncommon camaraderie that the soldiers and civilians of Fort Hood showed America and showed the world.” …

In a Rose Garden appearance on Friday, Mr. Obama urged Americans not to “jump to conclusions” about the motives behind the shooting, a theme he echoed on Saturday.

We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing,” he said in the Saturday address….

Alas, we know all too well what led Mr. Hasan to murder 13 soldiers and to grievously wound dozens more. No matter that our media masters pretend otherwise.

But, for Allah’s sake, let’s guard against backlashes!

By the way, could anyone please cite any case of any “backlash” against any Muslims after any of their horrific mass murder sprees? (Codicil: it has to be real and not made up, Mr. Potok.)

And yet, after every such incident, as regular as clockwork, we have to guard against a ‘backlash’ as if they have actually ever happened.

Come to think of it, maybe we should try a backlash or two, and see if that might not tamp down the spirit of jihad.

By the way, at least according to the RSS feed for the New York Times the original headline for this article was:

Obama Reminds Nation of Military’s Diversity

Isn’t that wonderful?

What other nation has had the progressive genius to include within the ranks of their military members of the self-same enemy they are fighting on several fronts?

What a novel concept! What could possibly go wrong with it?

And aren’t you glad to hear that such noble experiments are being done on the backs of our soldiers in the field?

But for what it’s worth, Mr. Obama is right about one thing. This is “a patriotism like no other.”

Come to think of it, it’s a lot like Mr. Obama’s patriotism.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, November 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

28 Responses to “Obama Says: ‘Don’t Jump to Conclusions’”

  1. proreason says:

    This will be Mr. Obamy’s legacy:

    “Don’t jump to conclusions”

    Because if we did, Mr Obamy would never have climbed out of the Acorn backwaters.

    And our nation wouldn’t be on the brink of annihilation.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Every time we turn the other cheek (our religion) we are force to deal with the sickness of Islam, Mr. Prezadenta.

    “DON’T JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS?”
    IT IS IN OUR FACE AND YOU WANT CALM?

    Grrrrrrrrr…………………………..

  3. Tater Salad says:

    Mr. President….It seems you knew about this Muslim buddy at Fort Hood all along. You are now a conspirator:

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/11/major-muslim-hasan-advised-obamas-department-of-homeland-security.html

  4. canary says:

    Yes, I recall the U.S. muslim soldier that threw a grenade killing his fellow soldiers as they slept, beginning of war. They had no problem finding an immediate suspect (anti-American digruntled muslim)

    OBAMA “We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing,”

    Obama, you should know more than anyone. Raised muslim in Indonesia where his mother worse a veil to keep her head, practicing father and grandfater in Kenya. Your muslim friends, the Underground weather bomber friend. Muslim pilots flying commerical jets & AF1 terrorizing NY’ers.

    I think we should handle his punishment in a democrat, productive, non-offensive way to muslims to keep peace within the muslim community (saw a guy at Walmarts is having trouble finding ammo, so we want American’s safe)

    1.Use Chicago’s 2013 Olympics preparations and arena. It would create jobs tourism benifits.
    2.Sell tickets & souvenirs: Proceeds go to victims families.
    3.Do it Muslim style where the family does the execution. (or is that just if it’s a woman)
    4.Then Recycle his remains. Great fertilizer for the WH plantation slave garden.

    Maybe nostalgia will will lead to muslims going to their homelands they are fighting for in the U.S.

  5. beautyofreason says:

    Today’s NYT editorial on Fort Hood pressed readers not to jump to “prejudiced conclusions” linking the man’s Muslim fanaticism to his terrorist attack. Such a thought would have been unconscionable after 9/11, if you remember when the former mayor of New York Giuliani rightly rejected a donation from the Saudi prince. So I suppose that the left has bowed even further since then to the altar of multiculturalism.

    Well, a spade is a spade.

    There is no way to ignore Islam. It is not like other faiths because it has a significant political branch in favor of theocracy. And though many Muslims (including those in the U.S.) reject Al Qaeda, most believe in the same goal of one world “guided” by Shariah law. Most also oppose the idea of Western civilization.

    80% of mosques in the United States receive funding or imams from Saudi Arabia. We all know that Wahhabi Islam is a ruthless persecutor of non-Muslims, women, and thinking people. The belief in Islamic law and support for new blasphemy legislation from Muslim immigrants in Britain and France is just a hint of the conflicts to come.

    From CBS news, a 2006 survey of British Muslims:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/14/opinion/main1893879.shtml

    “Forty-five percent say 9/11 was a conspiracy by the American and Israeli governments.”

    “Twenty-eight percent hope for the U.K. one day to become a fundamentalist Islamic state. ”

    “…one-third of British Muslims believe that Western society is decadent and immoral and that Muslims should seek to end it.”

    “Seventy-eight percent support punishment for the people who earlier this year published cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammed. Sixty-eight percent support the arrest and prosecution of those British people who “insult Islam.””

    “…only three percent of British Muslims “took a consistently pro-freedom of speech line on these questions.”‘

    And that’s just what the average Muslims were willing to admit to a British organization conducting the poll.

    I want to welcome people to enjoy freedom in this country irrespective of religion, skin color, or ethnic origin. But it is suicide to allow groups that reject the concept of freedom. Shariah law and U.S. law are in complete opposition; only one can survive. And most Muslims support Shariah law.

    The logic of survival demands moral fiber, not political correctness.

  6. Right of the People says:

    Muslim who hates America, check.

    Afraid to go to Afghanistan where he might have to kill other muslims, check.

    Went to the same mosque as some of the 9/11 hijackers run by radical iman, check.

    Conclusion: Jihadi murderer doing the work of the Al Qaeda nutroots.

    I don’t think we’re doing any jumping here.

  7. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Honestly.

    Barack Hussein Obama (mmm, mmm, mmm) has truly jumped the shark on every issue. As has been said here and elsewhere, he has gotten careless in his not showing his true colors. In fact, this Ft Hood terrorist act is a real snoozer for him. He knows they won’t come for him.

    However, given all that has happened since the “election” of ’08…it becomes very clear, to even the most casual observer that our government is not only not doing “business as usual” it is flat out creating a ton of problems that shouldn’t eve be problems.

    Saul Alinsky or George Soros…..the makings of a great 007 flick if it wasn’t truly happening. What amazes me is the lack of cynicism on the part of those who are supposed to be our most critical thinkers. I guess it goes to show that intellect and awareness do not necessarily go hand-in-hand.

    Many criticized Bush and Cheney as “criminals”. But the arguments die quickly when it is pointed out that everything they did was in keeping with our system of laws, of checks and balances and that democrats in many cases and in large numbers were on-board with many of the republicans decisions.

    But humor me if you will.

    Liberals are mostly talk-tough types. Verbal processors. Trouble is that when they talk tough, they really don’t believe they’ll get their asses kicked. I remember this movie about the Hell’s Angels. One part, a member of the bike club was in a bar and some twerp was bothering him. He kept saying, “go ahead, hit me” and the biker mostly ignored him. However about 5 minutes into it, the biker said, “Take the camera off me” and the cameraman did so and the biker laid the pest out. Now, if that pest was a liberal, he’d cry and whine that he was hit without any provocation whatsoever. The lawsuits etc would be all over the place.

    Now, I’m not saying to act like bikers. Least of all that particular group. But there is fast approaching a moment when SOMEone has to stand up and lay these liberals out. They have been provoking unchallenged for decades. Remember the uproar when Ronald Reagan responded with “There you go again”. To me a TKO in debating Walter (soft as Charmin) Mondale.

    “You Lie” is perhaps the closest we’ve come to that but I would love a real….honest….fact-based debate. Let the liberals bring Algore, Pelosi, the whole hee-haw gang and watch as everything they say is shot down by a similar panel of thinking people. They needn’t be republicans; In fact, I’d prefer they not be.

    Shoot, smart high school kids would be great with Jeff Foxworthy as the moderator. “So you think you’re smarter than a 9th grader?”.

    The republicans have been completely afraid to call any of these anti-constitutional actions illegal. My only guess is that they are collectively cowards and fear examinations in their own closets. I heard a talk radio host who I normally enjoy listening to say, “America is getting sick of hearing so and so calling Obama a liar or Pelosi a liar” and right then and there I stopped listening to him.

    I for one love it. Call them out. Call them ALL out. Every sitting representative. Each and every one and their dirty little secrets and political dealings. They have bastardized the system and ignored the intent of it. I hate it when my fellow citizens shrug their shoulders and say “Well, they all lie”.

    Well, I’m sick of it. Sick of having to accept these pitiful excuses for representatives. If it were up to me, I would submit that running for office would not be the case. Instead, like jury duty, individuals would be picked from candidates and would be APPOINTED by popular vote. It’s similar but there would be no campaigning. No money grubbing. This is the list, you pick.

    Thus, the ego is removed from the equation and only a person’s record stands in evidence of what people want. Therefore, they can’t really gauge how to influence an election by talking a great talk.

    Well, that’s how I’d run things. Just my 2c

  8. joeblough says:

    “Don’t jump to conclusions” … meaning “don’t draw any conclusions” … meaning “don’t think about this” … meaning “freeze your mind, I’m in charge here!”

    Uh … screw you Barry, or whatever your damned name is.

  9. Chuckk says:

    “We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing,”

    Can there possibly be a more stupid statement?

  10. canary says:

    woah. Tater Salad, that is startling. Somewhere on Sweet & Light is a copy of that report.

    • canary says:

      tater salad, my correction. This regards a different report than I thought. This is a May 2009 report and I looked the site, but it’s been scrubbed. No matter I get that url no page message. The report he supposedly contributed to was by the Homeland Security (HSPI) at the George Washington University. I found this other information on it, but their site just gives error page gone. This link mentions there is a video of him when the report was given, but don’t have time to search for video. This says his testimoney or whatever was on page 29 of the report I believe.

      http://alt.nntp2http.com/politics/democrats/2009/11/9a96d34b56e5bd17a41a165f77e5278c.html

    • canary says:

      video of Hasan in D.C. Homeland Security meeting. This says in January 2009. The liberal on the liberal MSNBC says he went to several Homeland Security meetings, but after all, he was in the military and naturally to be concerned with Homeland Security or something like that. Tired, but befoe it’s scrubbed.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwHe-o9lPco

  11. sheehanjihad says:

    I can see it now…Obama says to his cadre of fellow marxists…”hey, we need a diversion to get this health bill passed”…. “somebody get that Hasan on the phone and tell him it’s his turn to stir things up and distract the public”.

    What will it take to call a Muslim jihadist a terrorist? Perhaps an elementary school bombing, or a mall packed with Christmas shoppers, or a football game, or any target of unarmed unsuspecting citizens of America…

    That’s coming next. The Arab street is positively jubilant over this latest attack, calling Hasan a Martyr to Allah and singing his praises….and emboldening another jihadist to act, knowing our own President, the FBI, everyone is infected with the sickness of PC…

    and they will be allowed to decimate our citizenry at will….while our so called “leaders” cry and wring their hands trying to “understand” the “why” and all of that bullcrap. It isnt sad anymore, our leaders inability to recognize the greatest threat to our security ever. It is unacceptable.

    Wait until the cap and trade bill comes up for a vote. Lets see what diversion the House causes so it too can pass on a weekend at night….oh, I know, but just sayin….what if? If the people in charge of our security can sit on their hands and speculate about something so obvious a child can see it…..then I too can speculate as to their motives. At least mine makes sense in a way.

    • proreason says:

      I’d like to know Rahm the Impaler’s and the Witch’s true feelings about the Fort Hood massacre.

      It provided some nice cover to cram PelosiCare down our throats, didn’t it? And you know the Witch hates the children in the military anyway.

      I don’t think they had any connection with Hasan, but I also suspect they were happy to have a crisis just in the knick of time that they could “not waste”.

  12. Enthalpy says:

    “Don’t jump to conclusions” What a presumptuous jerk! We don’t need no stinkin’ lecture from this President.

  13. Tater Salad says:

    The shocking part of this whole thing is that the White House is in denial…yet! Or are they???

    NewsMax.com:

    White House Staffers Called ‘Campaign Hacks’
    The Barack Obama presidency is foundering because his White House is staffed with “campaign hacks” who are ill-equipped to govern effectively, Forbes magazine columnist Dan Gerstein declares.

    Gerstein said he was moved to write about the staffers after Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina was quoted as saying about his White House peers: “We are all campaign hacks.”

    The comment revealed “the Obama White House’s biggest weakness: The president’s top advisers are not just overly political, they are almost totally political,” writes Gerstein, Sen. Joe Lieberman’s former communications director and senior adviser on his presidential and vice presidential campaigns.

    “This West Wing is stacked with ‘hacks’ — campaign professionals who are acculturated to think, act and win in the hothouse environments of elections, not to govern a bitterly divided country in extremely difficult times. . .

    “Increasing evidence over the last several months — most notably the dramatic drop the president has suffered among independents — has indicated that this mindset is limiting, diminishing and potentially finishing to the Obama presidency.”

    Gerstein cited, among others, senior adviser David Axelrod, a political consultant who never has worked in government; Communications Director Anita Dunn, who has been working on campaigns for three decades; and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, whose work has been as a “flack” for congressional and presidential campaigns.

    Even Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who served in the Clinton White House and six years in Congress, is a “hard-charging politico” who was the chief strategist behind the Democrats’ takeover of the House in 2006.

    What the White House needs, Gerstein suggests, is “someone not ingrained or trained to think that the Republicans are the enemy.”

    Instead, “this hack-stacked White House too often falls prey to the us vs. them mentality of campaigns, which has lowered the president’s stature.”

  14. proreason says:

    “There may be no groups behind Major Hasan’s attack, but the fact that he was an officer in the Army, with full access to a military base and its arsenal of weapons, while holding the views he did, is the first indication of a laxity in security under President Obama. This attack did not take place in a shopping mall or a school, where security procedures are, understandably, relaxed. It happened on the highest security place of all – a military base! That the military failed to spot the possibility of an attack and had no measures in place to prevent it must be laid at the feet of the commander-in-chief of that military: President Barack Obama.”

    Dick Morris

    http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/2009/11/08/ft-hood-attack-was-terrorism/#more-666

    • caligirl9 says:

      One of the comments under the Dick Morris article reminds us that GW and Laura Bush quietly and quickly went to Fort Hood to offer condolences and support.
      Whereas TOTUS is going to wait until the ultimate photo op—the funerals of that lunatic Hasan’s act of terrorism.

      If I were one of the bereaved families, I’d be asking TOTUS to stay away, much like the families of four slain in the line of duty Oakland police officers earlier this year, who asked that the ineffective pro-gangsta mayor of Oakland NOT speak at the service.

      “Tolerance” is going to get us more acts like this. So very un-American.

    • canary says:

      Oh, and why hasn’t the 1st lady paid any respect. The one whose role is lightening the burden of soldiers and their families.

      After, Obama’s disrespect, and further comments adding insult to injury, he doesn’t want the protestors on the news.

      Surrounding conservative states (and those who have soldiers there) are going there and donating blood. Who’d want Pelosi’s and demo nuts blood?

  15. canary says:

    Tator Salad, I posted the site of that May 2009 report, and a video showing him at a January Homeland Security meeting, in which apparently, he did alot of these. It was under another article you posted on.

  16. AmericanIPA says:

    Sure, Mr. Obama, you found me on top of your wife in bed…but don’t jump to conclusions!


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