Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home.
During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.
Seventy years ago today, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. 2,402 servicemembers and civilians were killed. And, after all this time, when the topic comes up each and every December 7, nobody denies the fact that it was indeed the Japanese who attacked America.
Contrast that with the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood massacre. A little more than two years later, and we’re still not acknowledging what truly transpired there.
We defeated the Germans and Japanese because we were indeed a sleeping giant that had awakened and, from coast to coast, had absolutely no qualms about identifying evil where it stood. How can we be expected to keep and maintain that resolve with regard to radical Islam if we’re already so hesitant to acknowledge the truth of what happened two years ago?