Skip to comments.How Could the Fort Hood Massacre Happen?
Posted on 04/26/2010 6:22:10 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
The administration continues to withhold crucial information from Congress.
On March 27, 1792, the 2nd U.S. Congress voted to investigate the U.S. Army's devastating loss during the Battle of Wabash (near Fort Recovery, Ind.) at the hands of Indian warriors. A special committee was empowered "to call for such persons, papers, and records, as may be necessary to assist their inquiries"and the first Congressional oversight investigation was set in motion.
President George Washington's cabinet unanimously agreed the administration should "communicate such papers as the public good would permit, and ought to refuse those, the disclosure of which would injure the public." Congress began getting copies a few days later.
The investigation revealed embarrassing problems with the War Department's recruitment, training and supplies, among other things. But revealing the problems enabled the government to fix them. And that, in a nutshell, is why we have congressional investigations.
No administration should be the sole investigator or judge and jury of its own actions. The temptation to keep damaging information from Congress and the American people is too great.
The rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2009after which U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan was charged with 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murderhas been reviewed by the administration and its group of handpicked outsiders, who were all formerly with either the Department of Defense or the Department of Justice. But the administration continues to withhold much of the crucial information from the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, of which we are chairman and ranking member.
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Too D*MN Many Moslems in the US.
We have just experienced yet another ....
Close Encounter with the Loony Left
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HOW??... Political Correctness.
How many times have Muslims turned on their fellow US soldier and killed or wounded them?
The Leftist establishment within our military command structure and the political establishment in the District of Criminals will see to it that this does happen again.
(Sorry, I'm in one of my Eloi/Morlock modes.)
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