The recognition gels—Holder does not recognize the enemy threatening us

Rep. Peter King, the gutsy Republican from Long Island, gets it; Sen. Lamar Alexander, the courtly Republican from Tennessee (who seems much more impressive in his incarnation as a senator than he was as a GOP presidential candidate in 1996), gets it; and the editors of Investors Business Daily get it: Holder is (at best) grossly incompetent and has got to go.

It came to a head after Holder, in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, declined over and over to say that “radical Islam” might be one of the motivations behind the recent terrorist attacks; only after prolonged prodding did he reluctantly concede that a “radical version of Islam” might be one of the factors. (See the clownish performance of this supposed attorney general who makes Alberto Gonzalez seem like a mental giant.) Afterwards, King stated succinctly that if Holder doesn’t identify radical Islam as the primary threat to the U.S., “he’s putting all Americans in danger.”

However, now that the subject is high ranking people whom Republicans are saying don’t deserve their job, why weren’t there calls from Republicans for George Casey to be fired as Army chief of staff, after he said that stopping Nidal Hasan from committing mass murder would have harmed diversity, which would have been a greater tragedy than the mass murder itself? Why? Why is that politically correct pustule still the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Army?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 15, 2010 01:00 PM | Send

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