Why Obama Nixed the Ft. Hood Probe – by Dick Morris


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As he flew to Asia on Saturday, President Obama told the media in Alaska that he opposes a congressional investigation into the Fort Hood massacre, saying that we must “resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into political theater.” Yet, even as he was posturing against political theatrics, he had just decided that the prosecution of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would proceed on the greatest of public stages — New York City.

With the strict evidentiary rules in force in federal civilian courts, it is easy to see how the prosecution of Mohammed could morph into an indictment of the Bush administration’s interrogation techniques and waterboarding. As in rape trials, the magnitude of the underlying crime (masterminding the 9/11 attacks) might well be lost as the defense puts the victim (in this case, the government) on trial.

It is not political theater itself to which Obama objects — but theater that highlights issues that liberals would rather forget. He is quite content to let the Mohammed trial become the theater of the left. Perhaps even eager.

Obama and his handlers know that the key to building favorable ratings is to control the agenda. And the more the national discussion centers on national security and terrorism, the more Republicans gain. So the Fort Hood terror attack comes at an awful time for an administration trying to turn the nation’s attention away from the terrorist threat.

As soon as the killing spree was over, Obama hastened to call it “an act of violence” — obscuring the obvious fact that it was the most serious terror attack on US soil since 9/11. And, as evidence mounts that the FBI was on to Major Nidal Malik Hasan for years, the president is doing his best to stop Congress from finding out why these warnings went unheeded.

Even as Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee confirmed that the government knew of 10 to 20 e-mails between Hasan and a radical imam in Yemen — who was urging the killing of American troops — starting last December, Obama hastened to urge Congress to refrain from investigating why the danger signs were ignored.

The Obama administration has a clear agenda here:

1) Stop people from focusing in how his administration permitted the worst domestic terror attack in eight years.

2) Avoid a national airing of how liberal policies — restraints on the intelligence community, political correctness in the armed forces — might have inhibited the military from reining in Hasan.

3) Re-ignite a firestorm on the left and abroad against the aggressive anti-terror policies of the Bush administration.

Making all this particularly important for Obama are his other political needs.

As he likely decides to send more troops to Afghanistan and eyes abandoning the “public option” to secure Senate passage of his health-care plan, Obama has to rebuild his credibility on the left. A public circus that focuses on waterboarding and interrogations could be just what he wants and needs.

  • msfreeh

    to view a partial list of crimes committed by FBI agents over 1500 pages long see
    http://www.forums.signonsandiego.com/showthread

    to view a partial list of FBI agents arrested for pedophilia see
    http://www.dallasnews.com/forums/viewtopic.php?…

  • Robert Bernier

    Better see it before it's pulled.

    No one should miss this video:

    http://xrl.us/bf29mb

    Look to the end ( 10 min.)

  • Lary9

    Frankly I'm becoming exhausted keeping track of all the perfidious ways Republicans have to blame the President. Dick Morris is continuously and transparently political but to accuse Obama of malfeasance for such a variety of wide ranging catastrophes is comical in its irresponsibility The ranting right highlights the absurdity of its thought when it fixes accountability for crimes, agency failings and sordid social misdemeanors on one man. But its predictable. Give them a big lead and they'll always pin the tail on our donkey.

  • davarino

    Really, so you dont think the Hasan case should be investigated? Really, there is nothing to be discovered. This guy was totally cool one day and then the next he just snapped, right? Its too bad you werent tired of keeping track of all the perfidious ways the Democrats were blaming president Bush, and all their transparent politics. Im no fan of George Bush but surely you saw through some of the antics the Democrats went through to accuse him of everything from bombing the world trade centers to slaughtering babies in the street.

  • abrahamstubenhaus

    Yes, New York offers the convenience of an American city which is still distant. Distant from Washington D.C. Mr. Obama would never have agreed to have these mass murderers tried in Washington D.C. where the police can hardly break their own crack habits, let alone uncover a conspiracy. D.C. is the perfect venue for denial which governs Mr. Obama et al. Surround yourself with ignorance and you are a genius. In the land of the blind, the one eyed is king.

  • Diamond_Mair

    Personally, I believe the overweening impetus is to put the Bush administration on trial – Obambi doesn't give two hoots in hell about 'what is best' for America & Americans.

    Semper Fi'
    DM

  • Timmy

    A full congressional probe of the Hasan terror attack is needed and should include a complete analysis of the slide presentation that he gave which would expose aspects of Islam that the PC military and the government continue to want to hide. His slide program should have been used to educate the military and its leadership about Islam. Their naive beliefs about Islam continue to hamstring any attempts to wrap up Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • kbond

    O wants to please one billion Moslems worldwide…he is not interested in 300 Million measly Americans, he is not interested American feelings or the future of America.

    He is helping the Moslem cause to dominate the world. End of story.

  • kbond

    Davarino – you are 100% correct…any person who stands up now and says “Oh Republicans, please dont pick on O” is a fool. I say the same things you say….”hey Bub, where was your outcry when Clinton was desicrating the oval office? ”

    And by Golly, can these people leave W. Bush out of this already. For 8 years he was raked over the coals daily by the mass media. Every event and speech was analysed and critiqued, and mocked…and now we should sit back and give O a free pass every time he screws up? I don't think so…

    O is a sham.

  • oldwhiteguy

    they should have been shot not jailed.

  • James Flynn

    What did you expect from Barack Hussien Obama, SoA (SWT)?

  • mojobebop

    yes

  • George

    Sounds to me that you are blinded also by the light of the messiah.. It's because of idiots like you and your thinking, that this country is in the condition its in.

  • Rob_W

    Wow – Obama thinks any serious discussion of the motives behind Fort Hood is “political theater” but moving the 9-11 hijackers (war criminals) to a courthouse in lower Manhattan is somehow NOT POLITICAL THEATER ?

    I hope Obama continues as is does – barring discussion of the obvious motives behind Fort Hood – bowing to foreign kings (now in Japan) – and showing his true stripes.

    He'll be out on his ass in 2012 – and not a minute too soon.

    RobW

  • ApolloSpeaks

    OBAMA'S PC WORLD VIEW

    The point of Morris's article is that Obama fears a Congressional inquiry into the Ft. Hood masscre. Maybe Morris goes too far in pinning the blame for the shooting personally on Obama.. But what Obama fears from such an inquiry, as does the Left, is damage to his PC world view and his agenda of appeasement for reconciling America and Islam; a well meaning but naive and mindless enterprise.

    Google ApolloSpeaks (one word) and read my piece: Barack Obama's Plan for Reconciling Islam and America

  • megapotamus

    Playing politics, of course, is always what the OTHER guy does.

  • Bill

    I'd like this perfidious man to release the records that he employs Perkins Coie to keep hidden from the American Public.

  • doverthere

    This may be one reason to nix the investigation. Check out page 29 of this document
    from DHS. http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/old/PTTF_ProceedingsR

  • Hymie

    At first I thought it said Why Obama Nixoned the Ft. Hood Probe.

    Hell, that's probably MORE accurate.

  • Name

    At first I thought it said Why Obama Nixoned the Ft. Hood Probe.

    Hell, that's probably MORE accurate.

  • James Flynn

    What did you expect from Barack Hussien Obama, SoA (SWT)?

  • WFB2

    “He is helping the Moslem cause to dominate the world. End of story.”
    ***
    End of story? Hardly. The end game for the left is as it has always been: Replace capitalism with worldwide socialism under a World government. The strategy now is as it has always been; create a never-ending series of crises (global warming; environmental pollution, etc.) which “demand” ever-more dominant government control to manage. Soros – via Obama – signals his complicity in this subversion by tete-a-tetes with heads of state around the world. He also is engineering monetary collapse through unpayable debt leading inevitably to inflation and collapse of the dollar. Once everyone is broke a new currency will be introduced with everyone given an equal (small) share. A fixed pay scale will be established for all workers regardless of what you do. Ergo! The Marx-Engels Communist dream of heaven on earth at last. That's the “big picture” as I see it. The rest is just incremental, devious steps to that end.

  • Voltimand

    This collection of news items is flat-out down-and-dirty proof positive that Obama is a muslim, is in favor of muslim ideals, and that he is president under false pretenses. He is a traitor to this country, and should be the subject of a move to impeach forthwith. This is not a drill.

  • Elaine

    A full Congressional probe? By a majority of ultra-leftist's who are by their actions intent on completely destroying the institutions and foundations of our country while at the same time ensuring we have no defense against terrorists? What do we think the results of that probe would be, especially considering the fact that Obama and the Democratic Party do not consider Islamic jihadist's to be terrorists but rather American citizens who speak out against a dictatorial, tyrannical, closet Muslim and his Communist friend's in Congress?

  • danielstiles

    Obama is a self-serving fool and traitor that needs to be impeached. 2010 will be the date of his reckoning. When the Republicans take control of Congress, he will be impeached.

  • PAthena

    P. 29 of this report of a commission on national security lists Nidal Hasan as on the commission!

  • Lary9

    What are you talking about? I never said anything that I remember like that
    about Maj. Hasan.

  • Lary9

    No comment.

  • Lary9

    Apollo~ I'm sure there's a grain of truth to what you say. But I recall
    saying that how can we blame Obama for everything! A Muslim fundamentalist
    major just committed an act of jihadi homicide where13 people are murdered
    and he absolutely should've been investigated by CID but wasn't. And that
    was probably because of the dotrine of PC sensitivity (which I abhor just
    like you) that permeates the nation. And somehow it's Obama's fault? The
    president gets blamed for everything bad these days and that's just wrong to
    me.

  • Lary9

    You misread my comment completely. It doesn't even come close to saying what you're responding to.
    Can you see what I'm saying? Am I being unclear? I said we can't blame Obama for everything! A Muslim fundamentalist major just committed an act of jihadi homicide where13 people are murdered and he absolutely should've been investigated by CID but wasn't. (And that was probably because of the dotrine of PC sensitivity that permeates the nation which I abhor that just like you). And it's Obama's fault? The president gets blamed for everything by some and that's just unfair. It's also not truthful.

  • wingsnut95

    Obama trying to use smoke and mirrors to distract the public. Big shocker there!!!

  • frank002

    It is no coincidence that the symbol for the democrat ( not democratic) party is the ass.

  • Lary9

    Thanks.

  • bubba4

    Yeah good luck ya kook.

  • bubba4

    Sorry Dick, but the President and the rest of the world isn't hostage to your definitions and assumptions. Any congressman can ask for an investigation, but it doesn't mean he's going to get it….and it doesn't mean that nothing will be investigated…thats what the FBI and other law enforcement (civilian and military) are for.

    As for the terrorists…Morris opposes the trials because Obama's AG is doing it…that's the only reason. If Bush was going to bring them back to New York for trial, Morris would have called it “poetic justice”.

  • maypelletier

    Does President Obama's authority override congressional inquiry? Who in the heck is running this courntry? What are our elected reps for? Are they now BO toadies?

  • leib

    Obama can be blamed for opposing a Congressional investigation and for organizing KSM's trial in NY which will reveal secrets that are key to our war with Al Qaeda and cooperating states. But he is not responsible for the Ft. Hood attack itself if the FBI knew for YEARS aboutt Hasan and terrorist supporters since Obama has been in office less than a year. Congress has to find out what this administration and the previous knew or if the FBI knowledge was never shared or with whom it was shared.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1308914033 facebook-1308914033

    With the help of tremendously alert journalists and commentators who are staying on top of Obama's egregious statements and misdeeds, I can only offer these few comments/questions:
    1. How utterly painful it must be to the families and loved ones of the 9/11 Twin Towers catastrophe to have to hear from the President of the United States of American that that day shall be thought of as a National Day of Service!

    2. How insensitive of Obama to have first acknowledged someone in his audience instead of immediately expressing his sorrow and sympathy with the families and loved ones of the murdered army personnel in Texas!

    3. Is Obama so totally committed to Left politics that he cannot refer to that same Texas murderer as an obvious and self-”tool” of Islamic fanaticism?

    4. Is it so politically expedient in his eyes to refuse to comment on the situation in Darfur, and consequently, the atrocious handling of that war and unnecessary slaughtering there? Is he only anti-war when it promotes his achieving his own ends?

    5. Finally, who is his right mind would allow a killer of Americans to be tried in a federal and civilian court? Staging this coming trial in NY will backfire badly on Obama, and to what extent it is unpredictable. What this says to the American people and to the world is that we aren't really fighting a war with terrorists.

    I think that it is just a matter of time before Barack Hussein Obama will be totally defeated, and p ossibly disgraced in his defeat.

  • muslimpoxbyebye

    Memorize this:“Islam is an absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, a rotting corpse which poisons our lives." – Kemal Ataturk… the Turkish genius , himself a muslim.A MUSLIM WILL SHOOT THE AMERICAN AND SMALL BRITAIN'S GENERALS IN A MARCHPAST …. EGYPT ALL OVER AGAIN IN AMERICA and SMALL BRITAIN …. WHEN THE CHILREN AND GRAND-CHILDREN OF THE JUDGES WHO SET ALL THESE IDIOTS FREE IN THE US AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ARE HUNTED DOWN BY THE MUSLIMS THEY THEY THEMSELVES FREED … SOME SENSE WILL COME TO THEM. THE MUSLIM POX IS WORSE THAN SMALL POX…. GET READY …. IT'S AMONGST ALL OF US ….WE'RE ALL SCREWED … AND OUR CHILDREN TOO…. THE MUSLIMS SHOULD HUNT FOR THE JUDGES …HOWLING AALAAAHUUU AKKKKHHBAAR….WHICH BY THE WAY MEANS ALLAH (THE IDIOT :) IS GREATER….ONLY THEN THE CHANGE WILL COME …FIRST THINGS FIRST …. THE KORAN IS NOT A HOLY BOOK….IT IS THE MOST EVIL AND RACIST AND SEXIST BOOK EVER WRITTEN. IT IS A SLUR TO THE WRITTEN WORD. IT IS AN INSULT TO HUMAN INTELLIGENCE. HAVE NO DOUBT. READ IT TO DISBELIEVE IT . ALL MUSLIMS SHOULD BE TRYING TO GET OUT OF ISLAM'S CLUTCHES . ALL MUSLIMS SHOULD BE TRYING TO GET OUT OF ISLAM'S CLUTCHES NOT ONLY FOR THEIR SAKE AND THEIR CHILDREN'S SAKE BUT FOR THE SAKE OF THEIR FOREFATHERS AND FOREMOTHERS WHO WERE CONVERTED TO THIS EVIL AND VILE CULT BY THE SWORD AND FRIGHT. FORGET CHRISTIANITY IF IT’S SUCH A BIG ISSUE …MUSLIMS NEED TO MOVE OUT EN MASSE TO SOMETHING LIKE BUDDHISM.ALL MUSLIMS SHOULD START REALISING THAT THEIR FOREFATHERS WERE FORCED INTO THIS BLOOD THIRSTY CULT BY BLOOD AND SWORD.THEY BECAME MUSLIMS OUT OF FEAR NOT BECAUSE THEY LOVED ISLAM. THE NEW GENERATION SHOULD SET THEIR FOREFATHERS' MISTAKES RIGHT BY GETTING OUT OF ISLAM EN MASSE (IN BIG GROUPS) AND RETURNING TO THEIR OLD PEACEFULL RELIGIONS OF THEIR GREAT GREAT GRAND PARENTS BEFORE THE MUSLIMS CAME AND TURNED THEIR LIVES AND MORALS UPSIDE DOWN. WHATEVER IS PREACHED IN THAT CULT IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT GOOD PEOPLE AND CITIZENS SHOULD BE. START THE CHANGE NOW. ONLY THE MUSLIMS CAN HELP THEMSELVES SMASH THIS EVIL CULT THAT HAS GOT THEM AND THEIR WOMEN AND CHILDREN BY THE THROATS.THE WEST SHOULD BE HELPING MUSLIMS WITH A FREE SERVICE OR A NOMINAL CHARGED SERVICE WHICH COULD TRACE EACH OF THEIR ANCESTRAL ROOTS OR RELIGION PRACTICED BEFORE THEY HAD TO BOW TO ALLAH OR DIE HORRIBLY. THEN THE CHOICE WOULD BE THEIRS TO CONTINUE IN THIS EVIL CULT OR OPT OUT TO WHAT WAS THEIR LIFESTYLE OR RELIGION BEFORE THE MADNESS CAME. THE SERVICE COULD BE CALLED “BEFORE THE MADNESS”. THE EDUCATED WEST HAS TO HELP THESE BARBARIC PEOPLE SEE THE LIGHT OF PEACE AND LAUGHTER SO THEIR CHILDREN AND WOMEN MAY APPRECIATE THE SUNLIGHT WHICH IS OUR PLANET’S BIRTHRIGHT.It is important that the justice system takes on disgusting islam by its dirty filthy evil horns.