“I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.”
That's it. That's Effing It. It took him three friggin' DAYS to come up with this. It only took hours for him to be 'shocked and outraged' by the 'heinous act of violence' of the murder of Dr. Tiller, but it took him THREE DAMN DAYS to be 'deeply saddened' by the attack on these two soldiers.
I realize he's probably rehearsing bowing to the King of Saudi and otherwise offering our belly to whoever he's planning to apologize to, but even if American Thinker is right and he was worried about 'upsetting the muslim world' by taking notice of this attack, that's not a reason; that's a bloody excuse. This dirtbag murdered one troop and damn near killed another, and it took him THREE DAYS to be 'saddened'. And you know something? If lots of people like Malkin and Rush and whoever had not kept yelling about this refusal to speak, he'd never have said one damned word. Because I don't think he cares about the lives of these troops; he just cares about nothing smudging his image with other parts of the world.
Ok, at the end of her post Malkin points to something else, and I'm now of the opinion that a bunch of seat-warmers in the FBI need to be fired. Preferably yesterday. From the article:
A disturbing aspect of the attack is that Muhammad had been brought to the FBI’s attention months ago, according to ABC News.
But U.S. counterterror teams may have been intentionally prevented from investigating radicalized converts to Islam:
Several weeks ago, STRATFOR heard from sources that the FBI and other law enforcement organizations had been ordered to “back off” of counterterrorism investigations into the activities of Black Muslim converts. At this point, it is unclear to us if that guidance was given by the White House or the Department of Justice, or if it was promulgated by the agencies themselves, anticipating the wishes of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Stratfor implies, however, that the investigations were canceled for purely political reasons.
...politics have proved obstructive to all facets of counterterrorism policy. And politics may have been at play in the Muhammad case as well as in other cases involving Black Muslim converts......
Many FBI supervisors are reluctant to authorize investigations that they believe may have negative blow-back on their career advancement. In light of this institutional culture, and the order to be careful in investigations relating to Black Muslim converts, it would not be at all surprising to us if a supervisor refused to authorize a full-field investigation of Muhammad that would have included surveillance of his activities... Had the FBI opened a full-field investigation on Muhammad, and had it conducted surveillance on him, it would have been able to watch him participate in preoperational activities such as conducting surveillance of potential targets and obtaining weapons.
Of course, the FBI didn't fire any of the people who effed up before 9/11, so what are the chances of them nailing anybody for one lousy dead soldier?
Lampposts, ropes, and a whole pile of politicians and bureaucrats.