I am gate to the gate on blogging on this story. But if you are looking for a timeline, Allahpundit at Hot Air has the best including Shep Smith’s exclusive interviews with two soldiers who worked with Maj. Hasan.
Here is the short hand version from last night’s O’Reilly show.
Then there’s this interview with his cousin Nadar, who says Nadil was a “good American”, and perhaps was the victim of harassment. Got that? The perp was a victim and a good American.
And this. This got to me more than anything. The president’s reaction yesterday to this massacre. You don’t need to watch all the way through. After his meeting yesterday with the tribal nations, he spent the first two minutes patting everyone on the back. Watch the first few minutes … then skip ahead to 1:30.
The commander in chief has just seen 13 of his troops go down and the best he can do is “in case you have not heard …”? My video is the short hand version. Gateway has the longer version. Oh and note the shout out to a medal of honor winner who reportedly didn’t. Too much.
As Ralph Peters said, pardon us for interrupting your agenda.
And it’s not just me, or Col. Peters, or Jim Hoft … others in the main stream media noticed too.
But instead of a somber chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion, viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light president making introductory remarks. At the event, a Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian affairs, the president thanked various staffers and offered a “shout-out” to “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow — that Congressional Medal of Honor winner.” Three minutes in, the president spoke about the shooting, in measured and appropriate terms. Who is advising him?
Could not have said it better myself.