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Is He Gone Yet??

Exactly one month until we rid ourselves of the stomach virus that has sickened us for eight long, agonizing years. I tried to make a list of everything he’s done to make this country better for everybody in America, not just climate alarmists, Black Lives Matter thugs, and illegal parasites. Couldn’t think of any. It is clear, like the petulant juvenile he is, that he’ll not return the courtesy he was shown by the Bush administration, but will make things as difficult as is humanly possible. The best analogy I can come up with is it’s like a large mass of excrement you’re trying to evacuate, but it’s so big it’s extremely painful. That’s probably an inartful description, but accurate.

Obama Said to Use 1953 Law to Permanently Block New Drilling Leases in Arctic, Atlantic
Obama will invoke a provision in a 1953 law that gives him wide latitude to withdraw U.S. waters from future oil and gas leasing, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced
Coming in the waning days of his administration, Obama’s move — which could come as soon as Tuesday — responds to a clamor from environmental activists who have looked for a way to lock in protections before President-elect Donald Trump takes office
Although oil companies have struggled to tap resources at the top of the globe, industry leaders say they will be needed to meet the world’s energy needs. The American Petroleum Institute has called the idea of permanently withdrawing offshore waters “incredibly short-sighted.”

Report: Obama intends to transfer more Gitmo detainees before leaving office
The Bush administration brought about 780 men to Guantánamo after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, saying that it could hold Qaeda suspects there in indefinite wartime detention without trial — a move that the Supreme Court eventually approved — and that it could disregard the Geneva Conventions in how it treated them, which the court rejected.President George W. Bush started trying to close the prison in his second term and bequeathed 242 detainees to Mr. Obama. If the proposed transfers go through, the 41 or 42 prisoners Mr. Trump would inherit include 10 men who were charged or convicted in the military commissions and 27 who have not been charged but are deemed too dangerous to release.

Obama grants clemency to 231 inmates in one-day record
With Monday’s grants, Obama has more than doubled the number of people he has pardoned as president, according to the White House, a number that now stands at 148. He has now commuted the sentences of 1,176 people, including 395 serving life sentences.
“Today’s acts of clemency — and the mercy he has shown his 1,324 clemency recipients — exemplify his belief that America is a nation of second chances,” White House counsel Neil Eggleston wrote in a blog post.

Sources: Lame Duck Obama to Allow Anti-Israel UN Efforts
Sources inform Breitbart News that U.S. President Barack Obama may allow anti-Israel resolutions to pass at the UN that would legitimize and strengthen the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state.

Obama Heads to Golf Course After Receiving Reports on Berlin Attack and Russian Ambassador Death

The President and his motorcade departed the Kailua neighborhood where the First Family rents a vacation home at 10:21 a.m. Spectators on the street threw shakas and recorded photos or video on cell phones as the motorcade made the 10-minute drive to Mid-Pacific Country Club, where the President will be golfing under cloudy skies.

UN appeals for $547 million in aid to PA
UN launches appeal for $547 million to help 1.6 million Palestinian Arabs. The PA continues to spend its budget on terrorist salaries.
The United Nations on Monday launched an appeal for $547 million (524 million euros) to help 1.6 million people in the Palestinian Authority (PA) Sin 2017, AFP reports.
The PA has repeatedly asked for foreign donations in recent years, claiming it is on the verge of collapse due to a worsening financial crisis.
At the same time, while blaming Israel for the PA’s financial woes, Abbas continues to spend six percent of the PA’s annual budget to pay $4.5 million a month to jailed terrorists and another $6.5 million to their families.

Michelle Obama ready for anonymity after ‘painful’ election
“You know, there’s nowhere I can go in the world and just sit at a table and have a cup of coffee and watch the world,” Obama said in what is expected to be her final sit-down interview.
WHICH GOES BETTER WITH YOUR COFFEE? THE LOBSTER OR THE WAGYU BEEF?
The first lady also said the recent election “was challenging for me as a citizen to watch and experience. It was painful.”
Still, she said she and the president are supporting President-elect Donald Trump’s transition because “it is important for the health of this nation that we support the commander-in-chief.”
She added that the same thing wasn’t done for her husband, but “this is what’s best for the country.”

UN Chief: Abandoning Paris Climate Deal Will ‘Condemn Future Generations to Untold Suffering’
BE THANKFUL PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN’T KICK ALL YOUR POMPOUS ASSES OUT OF THE COUNTRY. GO SQUAT IN IRAN.
Ban declared that the planet was at “a critical juncture.”
“We are … the last generation that can avert the existential threat of climate change,” he said. “We are the last generation to do something to prevent – stop this climate change happening.”

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Khalid Sheik Mohammed says Dubya was right

During interrogations, KSM said that Bush’s aggressive response to the 9/11 attacks was the opposite of what al-Qaeda expected … and that it saved us from a second wave of attacks.

“Today, some on both the left and the right argue that al-Qaeda wanted to draw us into a quagmire in Afghanistan — and now the Islamic State wants to do the same in Iraq and Syria. KSM said this is dead wrong. Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States “turned tail and ran.”

He also said he thought we would treat 9/11 as a law enforcement matter, just as we had the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the USS Cole in Yemen — arresting some operatives and firing a few missiles into empty tents, but otherwise leaving him free to plan the next attack.

“How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?”

9-11-never-forget

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washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-horrifying-look-into-the-mind-of-911s-mastermind-in-his-own-words/2016/11/28/bf5827a8-b575-11e6-b8df-600bd9d38a02_story.html

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IT’S THE HILLARY CLINTON SHOW!!!

Watching the eleven-hour debacle that was the Benghazi hearings yesterday, those of us who believe that those who commit felonies should be called to account, the frustration seems like having your estranged wife show up at your house with police officers and a court order signed by a judge, who happens to be her father, and you’re forced to watch as she and her new boyfriend take every stick of furniture, every pot and pan, and even the toothbrush holder from you, and smirk because they know there’s nothing you can do about it. That analogy came to me this morning. If it makes no sense, things are about normal.

In full disclosure, I only watched snippets of the show yesterday. I had the unfortunate circumstance of tuning in just as phony Mexican Loretta Sanchez (Illegal-Ca) was bemoaning the fact the investigations has cost the taxpayers (you know, those people who DON’T vote democrat) about 4 1/2 million dollars. It’s the only time, save defense spending, that liberals give two hoots and a holler about spending.

It was absolutely nauseating the way the lying bitch smirked and blithely lied all the way through, with the dems as her apologists and defenders. The friction between her and the republicans gave the media something to talk about so they could ignore the seriousness of the crimes she committed.

I have never claimed to have the organizational or creative skills of the others who post here. I’m just a pissed-off senior citizen taking the opportunity to vent. There is no rhyme or reason to the articles I’m posting here, and some of the you tubes (there are plenty) and some may contain some of the same footage. I love you folks, but not enough to watch all of them in their entirety. I’m not really masochistic.

4 Dead Americans? Just Lint To ‘Brush Off’ On Hillary’s Shoulder…

Hillary smirked throughout the whole testimony before Congress but even worse, did this little move:

Many on the Left on social media shared this as a gif, laughing at ‘how cool she was’ and how she ‘won’ against Republicans, rather than seeing this for the true evil that it is.

The families of the dead? Just people to ‘brush off’:

ANALYSIS: Benghazi Committee Gives Hillary Clinton Presidential Platform
THIS IS THE MEDIA SPIN THIS MORNING
The “get Hillary” committee did not get Hillary.

The House Benghazi committee — dubbed a “get Hillary” effort by Democrats who opposed its creation — brought out precious little new information and no major political missteps by the former secretary of state, who happens to be running for president.

Under sharp and lengthy cross-examination for perhaps the biggest foreign-policy debacle of her time in office, Hillary Clinton was somber and substantive. During the political fireworks, Clinton was watching the show, with loyal Democrats matching their Republican colleagues’ volume, and Clinton staying out.
https://gma.yahoo.com/analysis-benghazi-committee-gives-hillary-clinton-presidential-platform-055239635–abc-news-topstories.html#

Trey Gowdy Opening Statement Benghazi Committee Hearing. 10/22/2015

Hillary Clinton Opening Statement Benghazi Committee Hearing 10/22/2015
THIS IS KILLARY’S OPENING STATEMENT; PLAY A GAME WHERE YOU TAKE A SHOT EVERY TIME THE BITCH LIES…. YOU’LL BE ON THE FLOOR IN ABOUT TWO MINUTES

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Know What Marines Do At U.S. Embassies

“Certainly it was useful for our security professionals and our diplomats to be partnered in that way with the Defense Department. You know, historically the only presence at some of our facilities has been Marines. And as you know well, Marines were there not for the purpose of personnel protection; they were there to destroy classified material and equipment,” Clinton said.

NOTE: THE QUESTIONER IS TAMMY DUCKWORTH, THE ROCK-RIBBED LIBERAL WHO WILL DEFEAT UBER-RINO MARK KIRK HERE IN ILLINOS NEXT YEAR
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/22/hillary-clinton-doesnt-know-marines-u-s-embassies/

REP. Jim Jordan To Hillary: ‘U told The American People A Lie And Your Family The Truth!’
IF YOU ONLY HAVE A FEW MINUTES, WATCH THIS ONE

CHAOS EMERGES as Trey Gowdy OWNS Democrat Cummings at Benghazi Hearings
THIS IS WHAT THE MEDIA GLEEFULLY REPORTED ON
At the end of the first round of questioning Rep. Cummings and Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy battled over emails Sid Blumenthal sent to Secretary of State Clinton.

THIS EXCHANGE BETWEEN GOWDY AND THE PENISHEAD IS UNDER THREE MINUTES


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/fireworks-chaos-emerges-as-trey-gowdy-owns-democrat-cummings-at-benghazi-hearings-video/

Gowdy to Clinton: We Didn’t Sign Up to Investigate Your Emails Madam Secretary, We’re Here For The Truth

“Madame Secretary, I understand some people – frankly in both parties – have suggested this investigation is about you. Let me assure you it is not. And let me assure you why it is not. This work is about something much more important than any single person. It is about four U.S. government workers, including our Ambassador, murdered by terrorists on foreign soil. It is about what happened before, during, and after the attacks that killed these four men. It is about what this country owes those who risk their lives to serve it.”
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/10/22/gowdy-to-clinton-we-arent-here-to-investigate-you-madam-secretary-were-here-for-the-truth-n2069599

Hillary Clinton Finally Admits Benghazi Massacre Was Organized Attack … Not a Protest
Before the body of Ambassador Chris Stevens was recovered the Obama administration was scheming to deceive the American public about the Benghazi attacks.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/video-hillary-clinton-finally-admits-benghazi-massacre-was-highly-organized-attack-not-a-protest/

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New: Memo Shows Hillary Told Egyptian PM Benghazi Attack Was Terrorist Attack On 9/12, Yet She Still Blamed Video Publicly

REMEMBER THIS???

THERE WAS AN ELECTION SIX WEEKS AWAY. NOTHING, BUT NOTHING WOULD BE ALLOWED TO GET IN THEIR WAY

Hillary Clinton Admits She Broke U.S. Law in Benghazi

I HALF-EXPECTED HER TO STAND ON HER CHAIR AND SCREAM, “F*CK YOU, RIGHT WINGERS! DO YOU KNOW WHO THE F*CK I AM? I’M HILLARY F*CKING CLINTON. I’M GONNA BE THE F*CKING PRESIDENT AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO F*CKING STOP ME!”

IF YOU THINK THAT LANGUAGE IS A BIT EXTREME, READ ‘UNLIMITED ACCESS’ BY GARY ALDRICH. HE KNOWS WHAT A FILTHY MOUTH SHE HAS.

Hillary Clinton admitted to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday evening that she broke the law in handling security for the U.S. consulate there.

Under patient but persistent questioning from Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Clinton admitted that she had not signed a waiver for security arrangements on the site, as required by the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA), 22 USC § 4865 2(B)(ii).
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/22/hillary-clinton-admits-she-broke-u-s-law-in-benghazi/

Hillary’s Coughing Fit During Benghazi Testimony
THERE WERE A LOT OF COMMENTS ON THIS AT FREE REPUBLIC BUT NO ONE CAME UP WITH MINE… DID ANYBODY SMELL HUMA ON HER BREATH? MAYBE SHE HAD A HAIR STUCK IN HER THROAT

SURE SOUNDS CONCERNED, DOESN’T SHE?

Hillary’s Pathetic Attempt at Humor in Benghazi Hearings

This testimony is playing out like a trial where a republican asked questions and the a democrat cross-examines and defends her against all the previous questions. The strange thing about this, to me at least, is that the democrats don’t really do this in the form of questions but instead just kinda present evidence and ask somewhat rhetorical questions. Her replies to democrats, when not yes or no , seem very rehearsed.

Jeffrey Toobin Blames Chris Stevens for Going to Benghazi and Putting Himself in Danger
THEY ACTUALLY WENT THERE

Benghazi Victims’ Family Members BLAST Clinton After Hearing
CAPTION THIS:

DON’T WORRY, BARRY. THE PRESS WILL PROTECT US AND THERE’S NOTHING ANYBODY CAN DO TO STOP US. IT’S ALL GOOD.

Try to imagine the rage/frustration felt by the victims’ families as they watched her smirk and joke her way through the hearing because their loved ones’ lives meant nothing.

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Kate Quigley, the sister of CIA contractor Glen Doherty, recalled a meeting she and her family had with Clinton at Andrews Air Force Base three days after the terrorist attack in which the then-secretary of state said that the onslaught started as a spontaneous protest.

“She spoke to my family about how sad we should feel for the Libyan people because they’re uneducated, and that breeds fear which breeds violence and leads to a protest,” Quigley recalled.

But as was made clear in Thursday’s hearing, Clinton knew even before the attacks were finished that terrorists with links to al-Qaeda were involved.

http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/23/benghazi-victims-family-members-blast-clinton-after-hearing-video/#ixzz3pPe81dSU

THIS MAY BE THE ULTIMATE SLAP IN THE FACE TO THE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES

Hillary Clinton at Benghazi Terror Attack Hearing: ‘Are you going to come to my Katy Perry concert

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s happy deportment at Thursday’s House Select Benghazi Committee hearing brought criticism from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who, commenting on photos of an exuberant Clinton on Twitter, said:

“The expressions of Secretary Clinton today are fascinating. One would not know the hearings involved 4 U.S. deaths.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/joe-scarborough-rips-hillary-clinton-for-happy-faces-at-benghazi-hearing/

Hillary Clinton Plugs Book In Answer About Youtube Video

Clinton said that she has an entire chapter in her book “Hard Choices” about the administration’s failed response to the Benghazi attack, after a congressman asked her why she blamed the Benghazi attack on spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video called “Innocence of Muslims” instead of terrorism. Clinton’s book plug was followed by an attempt to explain her reliance on the video.

“I needed to be talking about the video because I needed to put other governments on notice that they were not going to get away with attacking us,” Clinton said, noting that anti-video protests were cropping up in other countries.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/22/hillary-clinton-plugs-book-answer-youtube-video/

Hillary comes out swinging on Benghazi as she fends off hostile Republicans in marathon congressional quiz – but takes blows over her shadowy aide Sid
Clinton defended her stewardship of the State Department before and after the 2012 terror attacks in Libya
Republicans sharply attacked Clinton’s handling of the crisis and her responsiveness to security concerns at US mission in Benghazi
Clinton says she provided effective leadership and that evaluating security risks is ‘a balancing act’
Eleven-hour ‘interrogation’ included shouting match between Republican chairman and top Democrat

THIS IS HOW THE U.K. TELEGRAPH SPINS IT
A Democratic presidential front-runner. A panel of Republicans waiting with sharpened knives. A deadly terrorist attack three years ago on a foreign shore.

At the end of the hearing – 11 hours to the minute, or about eight-and-a-half hours without a handful of breaks – a poised and defiant Clinton was still standing after repeated, often-sharp questioning from Republicans who have been criticized by members of both parties for simply trying to damage Clinton’s presidential prospects.

‘I have thought more about what happened than all of you put together,’ Clinton told the committee at one point. ‘I have lost more sleep than all of you put together… I have been wracking my brain thinking about what more could have been done or should have been done.’


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3284527/Hillary-faces-Benghazi-interrogation-Capitol-Hill-Republicans-sharpen-knives-one-shot-Democratic-presidential-runner.html#ixzz3pPl4VsWs

Pic Of The Day: Even Hillary’s Ass Gets Special Treatment…
Via the Washington Post’s official Hillary Clinton reporter rump swabber, Abby Phillip:

THE ORIGINAL PLAN WAS TO MAKE THIS THE DAILY THREAD WHERE I POST DIFFERENT ITEMS. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS GOING ON, BUT TRUTH BE TOLD, I’VE FALLEN INTO THE BACK OF A LOADED MANURE SPREADER AND NOT FELT AS DIRTY AS I DO RIGHT NOW. I’M GOING TO DO A DIFFERENT POST AND TRY TO GET THIS CRAPPY TASTE OUT OF MY MOUTH.

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OH, AND ONE MORE THING…..
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Does a cartoon justify murder? UPDATE

May 3, 2015: Two men drove up and opened fire on the site of the heavily guarded “Draw the Prophet” event in Garland, Texas.  The two gun men were shot and killed in the parking lot; one of the officers on duty suffered non-life threatening injuries.  The event was locked down while police searched for a possible bomb while visitors to the exhibit sang patriotic songs to pass the time as they waited for the all clear.  The cartoon contest was held in defense of free speech and to highlight the cowardice of the American press that refused to publish the Mohammad-mocking Charlie Hebdo cartoons that inspired the lethal January 7, 2015, attack in Paris. The $10,000 prize-winning cartoon was drawn by Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim.

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January 7, 2015: Two members of Al-Qaeda attacked the office of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris and murdered 22 people. The reason? Charlie Hebdo had published cartoons mocking Muhammed. IMHO, Hebdo has published far worse about Christians, particularly Catholics, and Jews. I am unaware of any of us responding with anything more dire than a strongly worded protest. Normally, I wouldn’t reprint this kind of trash, but I think it’s important that we view the context within which 22 people were murdered by militant Muslims.

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UPDATE:

The American Left Stream Media has taken the “Blame Pam Geller” route for the shootings at the ‘Draw Mohammad” event.  On Sunday, she told “Fox and Friends” that she has message for those who want to blame her for what appears to be a terrorist attack on the event:

“I’m not responsible for the violence conducted by others. It’s outrageous that this would even be the morally inverted view of the media, that somehow because we drew a cartoon that two gunmen with AK-47s tried to storm the building and shoot up innocent people, and somehow they’re not responsible?”

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147 confirmed dead

Sixty-five injured were taken to a hospital where four are in critical condition.  Hundreds are still missing.

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PINO Noir

The President-In-Name-Only just uncorked another steaming pile of Blame Bush Buffet.

2015_03 16 BHO blames ISIS on Bush

Remember when Obamacrats said we didn’t need troops in Iraq because there was no al Qaeda in Iraq? This would be after the Left said Bush didn’t attack al Qaeda in Iraq because he didn’t want to undercut his reasons for invading Iraq, but before they said it was Bush’s invasion that led to al Qaeda being in Iraq.

ISIS wasn’t the result of the invasion of Iraq. It was the result of Obama’s retreat from Iraq. And it is something that Bush and a whole lot of other smart people WARNED WOULD HAPPEN if we pulled our troops out of Iraq too soon.

Below is the full VICE News interview. I didn’t watch it, but you’re welcome to do so. I suggest you keep a barf bag handy; I hear he talks about his Jobs for Terrorists plan at the end.

President Barack Obama Speaks With VICE News

BHO and Jihadi John

Remember when BHO sneered at FOX News, calling it “not a real news organization”? Have any of you ever even heard of VICE News or Shane Smith before? I guess this is a step up from his interview with that Froot Loops YouTube sensation. At least VICE News has the word “news” in the name, right? Almost like how FOX News does. Speaking of FOX … I googled VICE News and found out that Rupert Murdoch’s corporation 21st Century Fox owns 5% of Vice Media of which VICE News is a division. ::snork::

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Loving Death

2015_01 09 Hebdo gunmen are all dead

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on The Kelly File

She has something in common with the #CharlieHebdo editor murdered by terrorists in Paris: She is also on al Qaeda’s death list. “The only way we have a chance of fighting these barbarians is by talking about it […] It is worth it to me because I love life more than I love death. They love death. That message is so much stronger than anything they put out there.”

Son of Hamas

Bill Whittle: Terrorist Nation – Published on Jan 9, 2015

From the murder of the Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympics in 1972, through the murder of 5 rabbis at prayer in 2014, the Palestinian cause has been driven by TERROR. In his latest Firewall Bill Whittle discusses their domestic front — Students for Justice in Palestine.

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On Anniversary of Fort Hood, Barack Skips Another Chance to Heal America

But the representatives of the more than 120 Fort Hood terror attack victims and family did not. The following statement by attorneys Neal M. Sher and Reed D. Rubinstein on the 5 year anniversary of the 2nd worst (I think) terror attack on American soil comes from Hannity.com via Cardigan at iOTWr. It is reproduced in entirety below:
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“Five years ago today, the terrorist Nidal Hasan yelled “Allah akbar” and, wearing the uniform of an U.S. Army major, began slaughtering Americans. Fourteen innocent people lost their lives and over fifty were injured. For five years, Hasan has bragged of committing this atrocity in the name of Islam to protect the Taliban.

Hasan’s victims saw their lives forever changed that terrible day. But the real tragedy of Fort Hood was that our government could have easily prevented their suffering. The U.S. Army and FBI had long known that Hasan was a jihadist with al-Qaeda connections and, simply by following their own standard policies and procedures, easily could have stopped him before anyone was hurt. Instead, because of what the Senate Homeland Committee’s investigation called “political correctness,” the government willfully averted its eyes to Hasan’s jihadism. Hasan should have been arrested. Instead, he was promoted and given other special privileges.

Incredibly, the government’s policies of political correctness and special privileges for Hasan continued even after his killing spree.

The day after the carnage, on November 6, 2009, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that U.S. authorities “were taking measures to quell anti-Islam sentiments” in the U.S. and that Hasan “does not, obviously, represent the Muslim faith.” On November 8, 2009, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said on the Sunday talk shows that the “real tragedy” of Fort Hood would be damage to “diversity” policies and publicly warned against “guessing at Hasan’s motive,” though the government knew of Hasan’s jihadist motive from the start.

The special privileges for Hasan also continued. Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave Wikileaks documents, was kept naked in an isolation cell and charged with aiding the enemy. But Hasan, who killed for the Taliban, was not similarly charged or confined. Instead, he was given uniquely comfortable accommodations and special food; permitted to wear a beard, a privilege denied loyal American soldiers; and allowed to give Al-Jazeera an interview praising anti-American “mujahadeen.”

Though the government went out of its way to coddle Hasan, it had no kindness for his victims. First, they were used as props in staged “mourning” ceremonies to benefit political leaders, then they were personally promised assistance by President Obama and top generals, and finally they were shoved down a memory hole. Hasan’s terrorism became “workplace violence,” meaning that those who survived the charnel house were denied support, benefits and mental health treatment. In some cases, soldiers were physically and mentally abused for requesting treatment of Fort Hood-related injuries.

Five years on, the government has done nothing to help the victims of Fort Hood. Congress recently passed bills to force the Department of Defense to at least consider awarding the Fort Hood soldiers the Purple Hearts that they deserve. But these bills, even if they become law, do nothing to make good the President’s promises to family members that “the government will make you whole.”

Now, from our new Congress, we call and hope for action. First, we ask for equity. Congress should provide similar benefits to the Fort Hood victims as it provided to the 9/11 Pentagon victims. The government should not be allowed to dodge its culpability.

Second, we ask Congress hold oversight hearings to investigate and hold accountable the Department of Defense and the White House for their post-attack policies, conduct and abuse.

Political correctness caused multiple deaths at Fort Hood and mass child abuse in Rotherham, England. Yet the fundamental evil of political correctness, beyond even the body count, is the damage done to the public’s faith in our leaders. The officials who call Fort Hood “workplace violence” also say that “ISIS is not Islamic.” Who can, or should, believe them?

The victims of Fort Hood have heard many expressions of sympathy and promises of help from the President, the Chief of Staff and powerful Senators. But there has been no aid and no action. The time for answers, for action and for justice has long passed.

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