Over the last few days, both President Obama and SecDef Panetta have felt the need to opine that the Army Sgt in custody for killing Afghani civilians could well face the death penalty for his crimes.
Where’s the call for patience, the need to wait and let the investigation run its course. Why so eager to toss this soldier under the bus? Aside from possibly attempting to exert “undue command influence” in the case, it’s curious to compare the comments from the WH after Maj Nidal Hasan killed 13, and wounded 29 others at Ft. Hood on November 5, 2009.
Yes, it’s nearly 2 1/2 years since this act of fanatical Muslim terrorism occured on our soil, yet still no trial. Indeed, we are still paying the Major his salary, while providing him with the finest medical care.
At the time of the shooting, we were told it was NOT a terrorist act. Instead, the DoD spokesman parroted the official line, that this was an “isolated and tragic case.” Yah, right..f’sure.
Indeed, Obama was holding a scheduled press conference shortly after news of the Ft. Hood massacre broke, and he was asked to comment.
“We don’t know all the answers yet, and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all of the facts.”
Well, Mr. President, since your ill advised comments, we’ve since learned that the soldier in question is a combat veteran of Iraq who suffered a serious, traumatic brain injury, yet returned to active duty to once again defend his country.
You were quick to tell us NOT to take Hasan’s murders as representative of Muslim sentiment towards Americans…well, how about telling your good buddy, Karzai, to go pound sand after his egregious comments which can only put American troops at risk.
About what one would expect from a president who owns up to being “generally proud” of our troops.