Dana Perino: There is one thing about Ft. Hood that I would like to say because I feel very strongly, and it's not politic, we need to call it what it is so we can prevent it from happening again. We did not have a terrorist attack during the Bush Administration, I hope they're not looking at this politically
Oh no she d'int... Oh, yes she did!
Hey, exactly who the FRACK was President when This happened?
Hint: It wasn't the guy who diddled an intern with a cigar...
Or for that matter - when THIS Happened?
Just for the record, since we're talking about a mad shooting spree, who was President when this guy shot and killed 32 PEOPLE at Virginia Tech?
Update: Or how about this recently executed guy, named Muhammad, who used a sniper gun to stage a campaign of "Terror" in what city was it again - oh yeah, Washington D.C. in 2002 - but y'know that wasn't Terrorism!
Might it have been - This Doufus?
Look, my comment here isn't political because I've already said the same thing in response to Joe Lieberman, but Ft Hood was NOT a "Terrorist Attack". Maj Hasan did not have ties to al Qaeda, the clerik he sent emails to doesn't have ties to al Qeada - the FBI investigated those emails and found they had nothing out of the ordinary, or outside Dr. Hasan's field of research in them.
The major, a 39-year-old US-born Muslim of Palestinian descent, was scrutinised by an FBI-led joint terrorism task force because of a series of e-mails between December 2008 and early 2009 with Mr al-Awlaki.
US officials said the content of the e-mail messages did not advocate or threaten violence, and was consistent with Maj Hasan's research for his job as an army psychiatrist, part of which involved post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from US combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Shouting "Alluha Akbar" (which has been disputed by several witnesses) is really not anymore odd than saying "Praise Jesus" under stressful situations.
Dana, sometimes the easy and stupid answer, isn't the Correct answer.
Hasan's coworkers at Walter Reed said he showed signs of being Psychotic
Starting in the spring of 2008, key officials from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences held a series of meetings and conversations, in part about Maj. Nidal Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others last week during a shooting spree at Fort Hood. One of the questions they pondered: Was Hasan psychotic?
"Put it this way," says one official familiar with the conversations that took place. "Everybody felt that if you were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, you would not want Nidal Hasan in your foxhole."
Exactly what was going on in his head we don't quite yet know and in that vein I'd like to repeat myself (to quote what I said to Senator Joe).
It's not "terrorism" simply because the man was a devout muslim or had an arabic last name anymore than someone should assume this was "gang violence" influenced if the shooter had been black or "mafia related" if he'd been Italian. That's BIGOTRY!!
But I'll tall you what Honeybunch, if you're standard for a "Terrorist Attack" is ONE GUY - count 'em ONE - who all on his own decides to go on a violent shooting spree for possibly religious and/or policy issues with the U.S. and administration then I have to admit that "Yes, there have benn Terrorist Attacks during the Obama Administration".
We've had this guy allegedly shoot and kill an OB/GYN in order to make a religous and political point about the "Santity of Life":
Or this guy who walked into a Unitarian Church in Knoxville Tennesse and shot 4 people - killing 2 of them - because they were, in his opinion, too "Liberal"?
From Adkisson's "Note":
"Know this if nothing else: This was a hate crime. I hate the damn left-wing liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country & these liberals are working together to attack every decent & honorable institution in the nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them....
Or this guy who shot up the Holocaust Museum in Washington killing a security guard who was opening the door for him...
Or this guy who killed three Pittsburgh Police Officers either because he was frustrated with his girlfriend or "Obama Wants to Take Away My Guns" - or both.
Yeah, Dana if Maj Hasan's shooting spree at Ft. Hood is your standard - to paraphase Jerry Lee Lewis - then I'd say there's a "Whole Lot of Terrorism Goin' On".