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Why does Obama implore congress NOT to investigate Ft Hood? yet we have to bring the terrorists to court in New york?

http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2009/11/14/obama_urges_congress_to_put_off_fort_hood_probe

On an eight-day Asia trip, Obama turned his attention home and pleaded for lawmakers to "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater." He said those who died on the nation's largest Army post deserve justice, not political stagecraft.

"The stakes are far too high," Obama said in a video and Internet address released by the White House while the president he was flying from Tokyo to Singapore, where Pacific Rim countries were meeting.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Nov. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes, "the stakes are far too high" ... and what about the frickin' stakes of trying KSM in a civilian court in NYC? Just how much frickin' longer should we put up with you Obama
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Very simple - how many of the people in congress pushing investigation are up for re-election next year?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:25 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Because that dick at Ft Hood TOTALLY killed thousands of people
    Yoshi_Yoshi

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 2:52 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • There's a defining line about who prosecutes this case.

    If the military prosecutes, then it's considered a mass-murder.

    If the government prosecutes then it's considered a terrorist attack

    ....and that means President Obama allowed an officially recognized "terrorist attack on American soil" happen in his first year of office. I can see why Obama really wants to keep it defined as a "mass-murder" instead.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Obviously, it would not serve Obama's agenda to have folks realize that pressure from the White House is what caused the terrorist's superiors to ignore the warning signs. Up and down the chain of command, it has been grilled into them that they MUST not point fingers at anyone muslim.

    Remember that Obama has removed the word "terrorist" from public use (http://nextamerica.csis.org/node/1362 ... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/03/AR2009040303589.html ) so he can't have it back in the public eye.

    Bringing trials from Guantanamo -away from the media - to NY city is the HEIGHT of "political theater" !! Obama and Holder want to be sure that EVERY BIT of U.S. embarrassment and security leaks gets broadcast worldwide, especially for terrorist networks to see and use in their plans. Leftists are jubilant!

    Just because Obama doesn't allow anyone to use the word "terrorism", doesn't mean it isn't real
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:45 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • ....and that means President Obama allowed an officially recognized "terrorist attack on American soil" happen in his first year of office. I can see why Obama really wants to keep it defined as a "mass-murder" instead.

    he allowed it? Because teh FBI investigated this man before Obama was in office and ignored all the signs, said he was not a threat.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:09 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Because teh FBI investigated this man before Obama was in office and ignored all the signs, said he was not a threat.



    Well, apparently the FBI, effed up!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • To do this right now would be too soon. Why not wait until all the details are out? The MSM couldn't even get the person who shot him right. Instead they fabricated a white woman hero who took the mooo-slim down.

    Seriously, you aren't going to be happy either way.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Unfortunately even ouyr military has become way too PC..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:20 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • . . . to hold off on any investigation of the Fort Hood rampage until federal law enforcement and military authorities have completed their probes into the shootings at the Texas Army post, which left 13 people dead.


    that's why.


    Obama already had ordered a review of all intelligence related to Hasan and whether the information was properly shared and acted upon within government agencies.

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 4:24 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

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