Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. Outraged victims and the families of the slain of the murderous rampage of Major Nidal Hassan at Fort Hood in 2009 have created the above video attacking the Obama’s administration’s denial that this was a blatant act of terrorism and labeling it work place violence.
They point out that the accused shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan, consulted by email with top al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki about whether an attack against American soldiers was justified to “protect our brothers.” Until his death in an airstrike in 2011, Yemen-based Awlaki was considered one of the United States’ top enemies.
Why the denial of the obvious? First, to pretend that this was not the biggest act of terrorism on our soil to occur since 9-11. Second, calling it terrorism calls into question the pc attitudes that allowed Major Nidal Hasan to stay in the Army when he was clearly an active jihadi sympathizer and a rotten shrink. Third, it plays into the administration’s “let’s pretend” effort that the war on terror is over. Lots of actions of this administration have been worse than this one, but this is one of the more transparently despicable.