QUOTE OF THE DAY - AT 6:23 P.M. ET: Historian Ron Radosh, an academic who's had the courage to take on the history of Communist subversion in America, turns his attention to the flood of politically correct comments that have followed the Fort Hood murders. He finds the worst in, no shock here, The Nation, where P.C. is standard fare:
But perhaps the single most egregious post on these events comes, rather predictably, from those good folks at The Nation magazine, in which John Nichols writes “the incident inspired an all-too-predictable explosion of Islamophobia.” Nichols perceives that what triggered Hasan’s attack was that he feared getting combat related stress as he had observed in the soldiers he had treated. Of course Hasan would have been assigned to a medical unit treating soldiers in need of psychological counseling, and he himself would not have been in a combat situation.
Yet Nichols is sure that his action “might well be the latest in a series of stress-related homicides and suicides involving soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan,” or who are dispatched to what Nichols terms “occupied lands.” He is sure that in fact no one knows what motivated Hasan. He acknowledges only that the Major was “deeply troubled,” and that he might have been an “imperfect follower of Islam.”
COMMENT: After World War II, Germans who were asked about their knowledge of the Holocaust often said, "I saw nothing." There are plenty of souls on the American left who, today, see nothing. They are exactly what those Germans were - collaborators. And that's what we should call them.
November 9, 2009