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Obama Wants Fort Hood Probe Put Off

From an approving Associated Press:

Obama urges Congress to put off Fort Hood probe


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to hold off on any investigation of the Fort Hood rampage until federal law enforcement and military authorities have completed their probes into the shootings at the Texas Army post, which left 13 people dead.

On an eight-day Asia trip, Obama turned his attention home and pleaded for lawmakers to "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater." He said those who died on the nation’s largest Army post deserve justice, not political stagecraft.

"The stakes are far too high," Obama said in a video and Internet address released by the White House while the president was flying from Tokyo to Singapore, where Pacific Rim countries were meeting…

Obama already had ordered a review of all intelligence related to Hasan and whether the information was properly shared and acted upon within government agencies…

Lawmakers, however, already have announced they want their own investigations and were frustrated with what they view as a less-than-forthcoming administration.

Rep. Howard McKeon, R-Calif., said he wanted to go ahead with an investigation from the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the top Republican. He said he wanted an investigation that wouldn’t compromise law enforcement or military investigations that were continuing on separate tracks.

In the Senate, Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, said his Homeland Security Committee was opening an investigation. On Saturday, he and Sen. Susan Collins, the ranking Republican on the committee, said the panel still planned to meet Thursday to begin the first congressional hearings and hoped for cooperation from the administration.

"We very much agree with President Obama’s sentiments that the full story behind the murderous act at Fort Hood must be told," the senators said in a joint statement.

"Our goal, and the purpose of this inquiry, is to make as certain as possible that no such attack ever occurs again on an American military base. We will focus on national and homeland security and will not compromise the criminal case being conducted by law enforcement."

Obama said he was not opposed to hearings — eventually. But he strongly pressed lawmakers to hold off until the probes now under way are completed.

"There is an ongoing investigation into this terrible tragedy," Obama said. "That investigation will look at the motives of the alleged gunman, including his views and contacts."

"We must compile every piece of information that was known about the gunman, and we must learn what was done with that information. Once we have those facts, we must act upon them."

That’s right, Congress cannot possibly begin its investigation until every possible fact is already known about this mass murderer.

Of course there is no need to act before such a "tragedy" can happen again. (There has never been a case of copy cat murderers, you know.)

On an eight-day Asia trip, Obama turned his attention home and pleaded for lawmakers to "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater."

So sayeth the man who is handing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a world class political theater just a few blocks from where the WTC used to stand.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, November 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

23 Responses to “Obama Wants Fort Hood Probe Put Off”

  1. caligirl9 says:

    Bush (either) would have called this an act of terrorism, simple as that.
    On the other hand, I don’t even trust Congress enough to investigate how often my cats use the litter box …

  2. canary says:

    Cali, your right even Congress isn’t going to release things to the public.
    The families & victims want answers too, not just an Obama white-wash job. Lot’s of shredding on the way.

  3. canary says:

    Cheney tried to warn the Obama administration was not cut out for preventing another terrorist attack. Liberals to busy having a socialist society party.

  4. canary says:

    Seems to me, Obama’s investigators already completed theirs. shred shred

  5. proreason says:

    This is all about avoiding the responsibility and keeping the agenda on track.

    There are many reports out now that the major red flags about Hasan began appearing last December and that the decision no tot pursue was made this year.

    Because the Moron and his handlers don’t care about Terrorism, it’s just a minor plague on the bitter clingers and a distraction from the main work of destroying the economy.

    If the public becomes incensed about Terrorism again, we will see an economic boom like after 9/11. That is the great danger the Fascists see.

    And of course, if the public learns that Obama and Holder were briefed about Hasan, which one of them almost certainly was, then there will be hell to pay.

    Ergo…..all investigations MUST be blocked.

    (follow-up point: if the administration isn’t up to their necks in culpability, why the great effort to block the investigation? What would the purpose be. Hasan is obviously guilty. He was obviously a jihad sympathizer. No foreign country could possibly have any gripe with an investigation. It isn’t going to “inflame” the country against Muslims. If 9/11 didn’t do it, this won’t. What could the reason be? It just doesn’t make sense not to investigate. And remember, the Democrats couldn’t wait to investicate 9/11. Hell, they are still conducting witch hunts about THAT one. Of course, it happened on Bush’s watch, didn’t it.)

  6. beautyofreason says:

    ” pleaded for lawmakers to “resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater.” ”

    Because we all know that political correctness and allowing an Islamic terrorist to go on a shooting spree might send the wrong message about how Democrats are handing national security.
    Cheney was right on the mark.

    “”The stakes are far too high”
    Indeed. At least for the Democrats.

    I don’t expect the liberals to bat an eyelash at the terrorist attacks. In fact most seem to be on a soap box preaching for the peacefulness of Islam and psychoanalyzing the attacker’s stress levels.

    But I think enough Americans have the survival instinct to vote out this moron in 2012.

    Opps, I’m jumping to conclusions. I should wait until the government spends another trillion and nationalizes health care before I make a final conclusion on the success of this administration. Because the stakes are too high. (sarc)

  7. canary says:

    They didn’t need interrogation tactics on Hasan, like rock music. He was shouting it out for years.

  8. catie says:

    Good God, this man will jump to conclusions for whitey but not for muslims. I am tired of having to be so darn tolerant of the muslims. Why, they’re not tolerant of us, they want to chop our heads off at the neck.

    • caligirl9 says:

      I’m tired of being tolerant of most anything … gangs, kids killing kids, stuff we chalk up to “it’s cultural.”

      I seriously doubt our founding fathers ever thought we’d let un-American ways become the norm. So very sad …

      What ever happened to “Do onto others as you would have them do onto you?” and treat each other with respect. If you choose a violent way of life, expect violence in return. Not understanding. I’m sick of it.

  9. jobeth says:

    EVERY thing Obalmy does exposes his softness, even support of Muslims. When has he ever done anything tough against terrorism? In fact just the opposite. He looks the other way, refuses to call a terrorist a terrorist. He throws road blocks in the way of justice. And gives them all “rights” so they can be tried here on US soil!

    The man is a muslim in my book. Not necessarily in faith but he has a real soft streak for the Arabs!
    Every day another layer is pealed back.

    BTW. Since the 911 bunch were never read the Miranda rights and nearly all the info was gotten by “torture” how does he expect us to get a conviction? I’ve seen many a bad guy get off on “technicalities”. Won’t that be nice?

    This president needs impeached. NOW! ( I know…we can’t yet…but soon…please LORD)

  10. canary says:

    I don’t understand not seeing any memorial showing photos, list of names. Saw about 3 when the media was focused on Obama. Didn’t hear his tribute (said things only of their past, none of their future goals).
    I found 1, the first one that gives names and a little about them, which is heartbreaking).

    The link 2nd link below is Ft. Hood newsletter, and see soldiers helping Iraqi muslim women and orphans and Obama & Michelle(sulking)


    At Obama’s 1st visit to Alaska speech in front of Alaskan soldiers he rubbed America’s face in the criticism shout out on a politican in congress, instead of a moment of silence of the terrorist attacks on Ft. Hood.
    Obama took the stage and announced he first wanted to do a shout out, and joked. I love to see the soldiers that don’t smile behind him, no matter where. Then he brought up of the the victims being from Alaska, implying he had died. Didn’t see it on the list. So, maybe the jokes seemed so strange to me..

    Just don’t understand it’s 2009 and the news focus’es on Obama’s mug instead of the troops.

  11. Chuckk says:

    Like 9/11, the Ft. Hood attack could neither be foreseen nor prevented unless there was a stroke of blind luck. But the Dems made much hay about 9/11 with “Bush knew,” “Bush should have known,” and even “Bush was behind the attacks” that it is appropriate for the shoe to be on the other foot now.

    So today the Republicans blame Obama, his administration, and its policies for the Ft. Hood attack. They can open several hearings, waste time and resources, grandstand, get on TV and in the newspapers. It won’t accomplish anything, but revenge is sweet.

    • canary says:

      Chuck, it must be investigated. These were not accidents. The FBI was contacted by a flight school owner in MO, when a middle-easterner; who failed the pilot school he and the others attended in Norman Ok, tried to bribe the MO flight school with cash to get his license. The FBI could not get permission from the CIA for a warrant to get the terrorists computer. He was prosecuted in and federal prison. Just imagine if they’d have gotten his computer. 3000 lives saved.
      The good of the investigation? Many terrorist planned terrorist attacks have been thwarted. The shoe bomber trying to get on plane. Stopping and prosecuting terrorist plans against Ft. Dix, etc. etc.

      So, a full, total investigation is a must in the Ft. Hood, because the reasons are obvious, and preventing attacks of this ‘holy war’ against non-believers across the globe, is more of a threat than global warming. More important than Obama’s fun, travel, and adventure, which he continues to put ahead of this countries safety. We will burn from bombs, before the sun burns the earth.

  12. canary says:

    OBAMA’S definition of a “tragedy” and a “farce”

    “”I still burn, for example with the thought of my one loss in politics, a drubbing in 2000 at the hands of incumbent Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush. It was a race in which everything that could go wrong did go wrong, in which my own mistakes were compounded by tragedy and farce.
    Two weeks after announcing my candidacy, with a few thousand dollars raised, I commissioned my first poll and discovered that Mr. Rush’s name recognition stood at above 90 percent, while mind stood at 11 percent. His approval rating hovered around 70 percent – mine at 8. In that way I learned one of the cardinal rules of modern politics. Do the poll before you announce.

    Things went downhill from there. October, on my way to a meeting to secure and endorsement from one of the few party officials who had not already committed to my opponent, I heard a news flash on the radio that Congressman Rush’s adult son had been shot and killed by a pair of drug dealers outside his house. I was shocked and saddened for the congressman, and effectively suspended my campaign for a month.
    Then during Christmas holidays, after having traveled to Hawaii for an abbreviated five-day trip to visit my grandmother and reacquaint myself with Michele and then-eighteen-month old Malia, the state legislature was called back into special session to vote on a piece of gun control legislation. With Malia sick and unable to fly, I missed the vote, and the bill failed. Two days later, I got off the red-eye at O’Hare Airport, a wailing baby in tow, Michelle not speaking to me, and was greeted by a front page story in the Chicago Tribune indicating that the gun bill had fallen a few votes short, and that state senator and congressional candidate Obama “had decided to remain on vacation” in Hawaii…the voice-over
    “While Chicago suffered the highest murder rate in its history, Barack Obama…”….I arrived at my victory party to discover that the race had already been called and that I had lost….””

    Barack Obama: The Audacity of Hope 2006

    It’s all about Obama, and blaming everyone else.

    • ptat says:

      Wow, that was painful. I take great delight in the fact that many of his supporters/followers have had to read this crap! Of course, like Clinton and his books, many just buy them and don’t go through the agony of actually reading them. If you are going to vote for these ego maniacs, you should be forced to read their books!

    • canary says:

      Obama describes himself as a uniquely gifted, fanatical single-minded megalomaniac.

      “” I began examining myself in the same way; I began to see certain characteristics that I held in common with my new colleagues, and I wondered what might prevent my own transformation in the stock politician of bad TV movies.

      One Place to start my inquiry was to understand the nature of ambition, for in this regard at least senators are different. Few people end up being United States senators by accident; at minimum, IT REQUIRES A CERTAIN MEGALOMANIA, a belief that of all the gifted people in your state, you are somehow uniquely qualified to speak on their behalf;
      a belief sufficiently strong that you are willing to endure the sometimes, uplifting occasionally harrowing but always slighty rediculous process we call campaigns.
      Moreover, ambition alone is not enough. Whatever the tangle of motives, both sacred and profane, that push us toward the goal of becoming a senator, those who succeed must exhibit an almost FANATICAL SINGLE-MINDEDNESS, often disregarding their health, relationships, mental balance, and dignity. “””

      Barack Obama The Audacity of Hope 2006.

      Websters: megalomania -n., – a mental disorder characterized by delusions of grandeur, power, etc. –
      megalomaniac -adj,n.

      Websters: delusion – 2. a false belief, specif.one that persists psychotically –

      I really think he thought he was an Arabian knight when he bowed and knelt on one knee to Arabia King.

      I saw more footage several times on Obama’s bow to Japan’s emperor’s wife, he bowed repeatedly in rapid succession, even though she kept backing away and finally turned to break his hold and get away. Her eyes expressed more disgust than fear. But, she clearly reacted to his bizarre behavior.

      But, Obama’s self-described delusional state of megalomania makes leads him believe it’s a special gift needed to run the world. He is the reincarnation of Hitler whose on his 2nd chance to get it right.

    • proreason says:

      “often disregarding …mental balance”


      But mental balance is too disingenous. Mental sanity would be better said.

  13. DoctorRock says:

    I’m surprised our vets haven’t weighed in yet. The official story is
    that an Army Psychologist (who is not to be confused with a soldier) armed with a handgun single-handedly killed fourteen and wounded thirty-odd more, and did so in a room full of combat veterans.
    Sgt. Alvin York wasn’t that good, and Western Oriental Gentleman aren’t generally known for their marksmanship. If he never missed he still had to reload twice – and good men who had been through shot and shell did nothing? I find this a little hard to believe.
    Remember the early reports, like “they’ve captured two of the surviving gunmen”? This was a coordinated terrorist attack, and our beloved President is worried about his ERA. If I threw a baseball like him, I would too.

    • proreason says:

      Well one thing for sure, it certainly isn’t related to the 100% blackout on interviews with anyone who was at the scene, nor does it have anything to do with the squashing of Hoekstra’s investigation…which has disappeared into a black hole.

      And the KSM trial timing certainly isn’t related even though wing nuts might argue that it and the Moron’s bowing and scraping might seem designed to distact the country from the activities at Fort Hood and the lack of any infomation about it.

      All of this will be 1000% transparent in time and we will learn beyond a shadow of a doubt that the lovelorn Psychologist snapped when his car was keyed in the parking lot.

    • canary says:

      DoctorRock/ Head of defense Robert Gates made public statement warning military personal to “shut-up” or he’d go after them.

    • proreason says:

      Yet if the smartest man who ever lived wasn’t in charge, the Slimes would have written 54 headline-blarring stories on the front-page, interviewing every friend and relative of any soldier who ever came in contact with Hasan.

      We would know in detail every breath Hasan took that day, and for years. We would have diagrams of the scene, know all of the forensic evidence, have detailed maps of Hasan’s ties to other terrorist organizations and his co-conspirators, know the life history of all of the shooters, and every officer or agent throughout history who knew about Hasan would be interviewed nightly on MSLSD. The witch hunt would be in full flower.

      Top Secret memos about Hasan would have been published. The policy statements developed since Jan 21 would be public knowledge.

      Everything, of course, would lead directly to the man in the White House, who, regardless of who he is, is responsible, and is directing the cover-up.

      The drumbeat for impeachment would be deafening.

  14. disenchanted says:

    caligirl9 November 15, 2009 at 7:25 pm said:
    …What ever happened to “Do onto others as you would have them do onto you?” and treat each other with respect. If you choose a violent way of life, expect violence in return. Not understanding. I’m sick of it.
    Check out the primary readers elementary children are given in the Iraq/Iran middle east area. They are taught from early on to hate Americans and the United States. They are taught through their Islamic culture that anyone who does not believe the way they do, are infidels and need to be cleansed. It doesn’t matter how nice you are to these people, they would cut off your head in a second. What you don’t understand is this culture does not have the same value on life as we do. They send children and pregnant women strapped down with explosives for their ‘cause’. Their culture tells them to assimilate and or annihilate those who do not believe as they do. Their aim is to make the entire world Islamic. You cannot have rationale conversation with these people and no matter how blue in the face you would get, you are not going to get them to think they way you do. These people will let nothing get in their way to make the world their own – be it by convincing people such as you, or killing those who will not so readily give it up.

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