Sarah Palin says that Fort Hood jihadist should have been profiled
Now, here's something from the Weekly Standard (also via Hot Air) on Sarah Palin's response to this case:
I asked about Palin's upcoming visit to Ft. Hood. "We had planned on that before the tragedy struck," she said. She commented on the trail of evidence linking the alleged Ft. Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan, to militant Islam. "There were such clear, obvious, massive warning signs that were missed," she said. "This terrorist, even having business cards" that identified him as an "SoA" or soldier of Allah. Palin blamed a culture of political correctness and other decisions that "prevented -- I'm going to say it -- profiling" of someone with Hasan's extremist ideology. "I say, profile away," Palin said. Such political correctness, she continued, "could be our downfall." If the upcoming investigations into the attack reveal bad decision-making on the part of senior officials, Palin continued, those officials ought to be fired.A very good idea. She's absolutely correct that those officials who did not distance Hasan from the army or anyone else he could've attacked must take responsibility for their failures and be dismissed from the military.
Palin visits Ft. Hood on December 4. She plans to donate all the royalties from her book-signing there to the families of the victims.
While I'm writing this, I want to remind one and all that Hasan was there even while Bush was president, so it'd be ill-advised to think this is just Obama's fault. Bush had 8 years to tidy up the military, yet his administration did nothing about problems like these, which took place under their very noses.
Others on the subject include Michelle Malkin, The Jawa Report (plus, another one), Rhymes With Right, Cold Fury, Sword at the Ready, Conservative American.