Senator Joe Lieberman made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows today. He emphatically stated that the Ft. Hood shooting IS terrorism. We agree.
US armed forces do amazing things under stress around the world. On a daily basis. They don't shoot 40 people. They don't kill 12 of their own. Never. We need to repeat this. NEVER in the history of the United States has any act of this kind ever been done.
It is an act of terror and needs to be treated as such. It is NOT an excusable act, reasoned away by stress. This shooter did not know what stress was. If anyone, anywhere, tries to reason this away and make excuses, shame on them. This terrorist did not know what stress was. Never spent a day in the armed forces in combat. Or even close to combat. Calling this a "stress" related incident cheapens the work our brave men and women do each an everyday under extremely stressful situations.
Because this person shot military people, instead of civilians, the news media will make it out to be something that it's not. Why are they not referring this as domestic terror? Why is the US government refusing to call it domestic terror?
There is a pattern here. Like it or not, radical Muslims in the military will need to be watched. Just like others are watched. That's nothing new nor is it nefarious or bigoted. It called using common sense.
We need to be angry at this act. So angry that we change the way we do business. 9-11 changed the way we look at the world. This tragic incident in Ft. Hood Texas will also change the way we do things. The government needs to really start looking at what domestic terror really is. It's not Tea Parties. It's not rallies in Washington against a health care bill. It's what happened in Ft. Hood.
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