November 5, 2009
Could He Ever Bring Himself to Say It? Obamic Options 004
Regarding the shooting at Fort Hood; let's assume for sake of argument that the following reports are correct:
- The main shooter was Major Malik Nadal Hasan (or Nidal Malik Hasan -- I've seen both versions);
- Hasan was a recent convert to Islam;
- Hasan was "violently hostile" to the deployment of American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq;
- That the two persons currently being held in custody are, in fact, collaborators in the massacre.
And let's make one final assumption that is admittedly based on nothing more than my speculation about the nature of the shooting:
- That the two in custody were also recent converts to Islam or radical Moslems.
My question is this: In such a case, would President Barack H. Obama ever admit to the American people that -- contrary to the knee-jerk FBI statement -- such a shooting under these assumptions would almost certainly be an act of "jihadist" terrorism?
Or would he insist it was just a trio of motiveless killers, no matter what?
(Maybe he would dub it a man-caused Major disaster, suggest we respond by initiating a domestic contingency operation, and blame George W. Bush.)
Sachi believes Obama would not; that no matter how much evidence emerged, Obama would never say that this was domestic radical-Islamic terrorism. But I'm not entirely sure; he might realize that the disconnect between what he was saying and what the average guy or gal on the street was thinking would be so great that his approval would suffer significantly.
Recall, we made some assumptions up there: First, that all "facts" reported so far hold up, and second, that the accomplices were also Moslem converts or radicals. So everything I'm saying here is conditional.
But given those assumptions, what do you think the One would say?
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The following hissed in response by: Dick E
Your familial difference is no surprise. The man has no principles at all, so who can tell what he’d do?
Would he bow to public opinion as you surmise? Or would he, as Sachi suggests, yield to his leftist base?
Either way, it’s not a matter of principle, it’s a political calculation.
The following hissed in response by: snochasr
He would tell the most self-serving and expedient lie he thought he could get away with, and with his messianic complex he believes he can get away with almost anything. His difficulty will be in deciding which of a dozen attractive lies he likes best, at least until his teleprompter picks one for him.
The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael
"These were be merely a few more of a long list of people who are misinformed... Islam is a Religion of Peace, and anybody who would bend it's teachings to advocate violence is like a Christian who murders in the name of Christ. AS SUCH, I have issued an Executive Order providing for Religious Teachers from the home of Islam, Saudi Arabia, who will be deployed to Churches around the country to Educate any and all about the truth of their Religion. Nobody will be forced to attend... but we are committed to providing as much Truth to the Community as we can possibly bring to it, in an effort to stem any more tragically misinformed members of the Public..." ~President Barack H. Obama
[Note, this is an expected future quote, not an actual, real quote. -- DaH]
The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael
I should clarify that the above 'quote' is what I personally think the President will end up saying... it is not a 'real' quote. I apologize if caused any confusion. ~Mr. Michael
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