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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

President Obama Speech at the Fort Hood Memorial Service - Video 11/10/09

Here is video of President Barack Obama's speech today at the Fort Hood Memorial Service to honor the 13 Americans who died in the attack there last week by Major Nidal Malik Hasan.


Carlos Echevarria November 10, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

It is an affront that our brave men and minute have this socialist, interloping charlatan as their Commander in Chief...

Hangmann747 November 10, 2009 at 4:25 PM  


Why does everyone keep saying "13 Dead". It was "14 Dead", one of the victims was "Pregnant!"

Shane (Hangmann747)


Larry S November 10, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

Because a fetus isn't a person?

Brian November 10, 2009 at 4:46 PM  

I agree with you that when the pregnant solider died and her baby perished with her, two persons died. But the 13 refers to the number of people shot in the attack.

They did mention the fact that she was pregnant during the memorial service.

I know that in some states, if a person kills someone who is pregnant, they can be tried for the murder of both the mother and the baby.

Anonymous,  November 10, 2009 at 10:07 PM  

I am proud to have such a dignified, capable leader as President Obama. His speech was caring, compassionate and said it all. We are in good hands. God bless the fallen soldiers and their families and friends.

John,  November 11, 2009 at 9:06 AM  

Carlos, if you disagree with the president's policies, please get out and do something that you think is positive to make the country better. Just calling names and making accusations, especially when you clearly have no idea what you are talking about, is immature, destructive, and unAmerican. The speech was a tribute to those killed and to our soldiers in general. You have the right to free speech, but that right is founded on the principle that we should all have facts to support our positions and not resort to baseless name calling and ignorant, destructive negativity.

Anonymous,  November 12, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

It's funny how proud people were of Obama and the way he "acted". You're right, he did act. He doesn't give a damn about the soldiers. IF he did, he would have been outraged that an Islamic TERRORIST just murdered American soldiers. Instead we have a homicidal maniac who happened to kill soldiers. So, if the same standards were to apply to a white person, what would you call Timothy Mcveigh. Also notice the complete total class act of the former President Bush, who most liberals hate for some reason, showed up, unannounced with no press and did what a honorable man would do. He comforted the troops while Obama played the media.

Obama, you are a disgrace to the office. End of story. Terrorists killed your soldiers and you are NOT outraged? How dare you sir!

Larry S November 12, 2009 at 10:14 PM  

You know, I keep asking a simple question, yet no one seems willing to answer it:

What difference does it make if this act is labelled as "terrorism"? Do some of the poor folks who were tragically murdered get to come back to life? Does it give rightwingers a hunting license to go out and bag themselves some of them Muslim "towelheads"?

What does labelling this as "terrorism" get you at the end of the day, exactly? What is gained, or lost?

Brian November 12, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

It matters because the pre-9/11 mentality was to view terrorist acts as isolated crimes rather than part of a larger global struggle against an ideology that seeks to destroy our entire way of life.

For a time, 9/11 clarified what we are up against - the Radical Islamic Jihadist ideology that is determined to destroy America. But now our leaders have returned to a pre-9/11 mentality. No one is power seems to want to admit what this is. That approach will only lead to more attacks.

That is why it matters. As is often said, one of the first rules of war is "Know your enemy." We don't seem to want to even admit who the enemy is.

Larry S November 12, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

Oh, come on. Do you doubt for a second that anyone inside or outside the government -- especially our national security agencies -- isn't aware that the "radical Islamic jihadist ideology" is our enemy? The argument really is whether or not we should persecute every Muslim of every stripe, just so that we can rid ourselves of the radical jihadist faction.

Freedom of religion is a difficult thing, sometimes. When somebody steps out of line and commits criminal acts, we charge them. But that doesn't allow us to shut down ANY religion just because of what MIGHT happen.

It strikes me as a completely irrelevant argument being raised at this point "Is it terrorism or not?" Obviously it has enflamed the right wing. It's an obviously heinous act committed by a religious fanatic. If it gives you some sort of perverse comfort to call it "terrorism" then please do so. But I still wonder, if the government were to announce this evening that this WAS clearly an act of terrorism, what difference would it make? Do you really think that, behind closed doors, they haven't already reached that conclusion?

Hangmann747 November 13, 2009 at 12:42 AM  

Larry S.

Not only do I fully agree with Brian, but there is one more thing to keep in mind.

The debate on the street know is if one should be PC or not. So many seem to have seen tell tail signs that this guy was bad news, yet all are saying they didn't wanted rock the boat due to being labled "Not PC".

We need to get over PC. I'll bet everyone of the 14 that died would say, "I wish someone would have turned him in or at least said something with some real force behind it!"

Thanks & Blessings, Shane


Brian November 13, 2009 at 7:10 AM  

It really is not a given that those inside the administration do recognize it is a Radical Islamic Jihadist ideology we are up against. Earlier this year, they officially dropped the concept that we are in a global "War on Terror." They also said we won't use the word "Jihadist" any longer, but would rather only use the word "A-Qaeda." (see video here: http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2009/08/obama-administration-says-we-are-not-in.html)

The problem is, we are up against an ideology that is rooted in Radical Islam (some would say, devout Islam). Al-Qaeda is a terror network that subscribes to that ideology. But as Nidal Malik Hasan has shown us, you do not have to be an Al-Qaeda operative (if he was not) to be moved by the Jihadist ideology to commit an act of terrorism.

This does not mean you declare war on all Muslims. There are many Muslims who do not subscribe to the Jihadist ideology. But it does mean that you don't turn away from reality when you see it in fear of being politically incorrect.

Had Hasan been dealt with swiftly when he demonstrated his Jihadist ideology, the Fort Hood attack might never have happened.

Larry S November 13, 2009 at 10:37 AM  

You fail to understand that "PC" is politically correct speech.... outward "appearances", not deeply held beliefs. And you inadvertently (I'm guessing) brought out the reason why the official speak is PC. You slid right from "radical jihadist" into "some would say 'devout Muslim'" very quickly. And many many others slide right from that into "Muslim" and then into "Arab" and then into "looking like Arabs". THAT'S the real problem, and why the government is being so circumspect with the words they use out in public. If they merely inflame the rhetoric, it STARTS at that point, abnd who knows where it winds up. But I think it's naive to presume that intelligence professionals don't see it for what it is. And I don't think the Army was being PC; I think the Army was being cheap. They paid this guy's way through med school, and they wanted their money's worth. Shrinks who specialize in PTSD are in short supply right about now; just ask the dozen or so soldiers who returned to Ft. Carson from battlefield deployments, who have been implicated in rapes and murders in that area.

Brian November 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

No, it was not inadvertent. What many call "radical Islam," others point out is actually Muslims carrying out what the Koran teaches - in other words, "Devout Muslims."

Others would say the Koran does not teach a literal Jihad to "kill the infidels." The vast majority of Muslims would not go so far as to become involved personally in such a Jihad.

I think the Army was absolutely being PC, because they knew a battery of ACLU lawyers would be waiting the moment they suggested Hasan be dismissed from the service because of his Radical Islamic Jihadist beliefs.

I'm only saying it is vital to call this what it is, so that people won't be afraid to do what is necessary to prevent further attacks when it is possible to do so.

Hangmann747 November 13, 2009 at 2:55 PM  


I agree with you!

Point and blank, I want people like this Husan found and put away, at the same time not taking and liberties and freedoms away from those who do not think like Husan.

It is hard to do, but this is america, It can be done!

Thanks and Blessings Shane (Hangmann747)

Brian November 13, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

Thanks. We want everyone to have due process - including terror suspects. But they would get due process using military tribunals as well. There is no reason for them to be tried in civilian courts to get due process.

DisgustedWithThisGarbage November 16, 2009 at 2:11 AM  

Basic decency, morals, and values are compromised every day, as Obama disrespects and expresses his hate toward Americans.

He acts like he's back teaching his mindless students...instead of being a leader.

The disrespect shown our troops by Obama after the Killeen murders by terrorist Muslim attack continue to sting...and we must vow to NEVER FORGET.

His bowing to other countrys' rulers defies understanding...perhaps it is his Muslim and terrorist roots that compel him to blow, I mean bow.

Whatever the motivation, it can never replace a decent, patriotic presidential leader who loves Americans. We miss you, President Bush!

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