Check out this AP story about how Nidal Hasan was just charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder.
The notable quote here is Robert Gates’ statement at the end about leaks to the press regarding Hasan’s ties to an al-Qaida linked imam:
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he was appalled at news
leaks about the investigation into last week’s deadly shootings at Fort
“Frankly if I found out with high confidence anybody who’s
leaking on the Department of Defense, who that was, that would probably
be a career-ender,” he told reporters traveling with him to Wisconsin.
“Everybody ought to shut up.”
Amazing, simply amazing. A jihadist in the US military massacres 13 people after saying for years that infidels should be killed and etc., and no one threw him out of the army. And what gets the Defense Secretary’s goat is that the public is learning how the army’s political correctness enabled this massacre.
I wasn’t surprised that Obama kept Gates on. It was clear to me when Bush appointed him after the 2006 mid-term elections that his replacement of Donald Rumseld meant that Bush had decided to stop fighting.
Bush stopped fighting the jihadists and now Obama and Gates have started fighting the American people.