Fort Hood Attack - Obama's Insensitive, Callous Remarks

November, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Breaking News: ABC made the following claim a little over an hour ago, "The suspected gunman was identified by ABC News as Major Malik Nadal Hasan. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, told Fox News that military sources informed her that the gunman was about to be deployed to Iraq." [source, http://abcnews.go.com/WN/soldiers-killed-fort-hood-shooting/story?id=9007938]

According to the latest tally 12 are confirmed dead, 31 wounded.

This afternoon, president Obama made some initial and bizarre remarks at the Tribal Nations Conference, regarding the tragic shooting today at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Behold, your president reacts after learning of the news, below from the Fox News website [http://whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/11/05/president-obama-remarks-on-shooting-at-fort-hood/], it seems the WH blog [http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog] has already been scrubbed of Obama's offensive and incredibly cavalier statement.

OBAMA: Please, everybody, have a seat. Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference.

I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It's good to see you.

(APPLAUSE)

My understanding is is that you had an extremely productive conference. I want to thank all of you for coming and for your efforts, and I want to give you my solemn guarantee that this is not the end of a process, but the beginning of a process and that we are going to follow up.

(APPLAUSE)

We are going to follow up. Every single member of my team understands that this is a top priority for us. I want you to know that, as I said this morning, this -- this is not something that we just give lip service to. And we are going to keep on working with you to make sure that the first Americans (ph) get the best possible chances in life in a way that's consistent with your extraordinary traditions and culture and values.

Now, I have to say, though, that beyond that, I had planned to make some broader remarks about the challenges that lay ahead for Native Americans as well as collaboration with our administration."

Note: Eventually Obama gets to the matter at hand, 43 dead or wounded at Ft. Hood, Texas, America's largest and most important military base, the central site for force projection to the Middle East.

"But as some of you might have heard, there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. We don't yet know all the details at this moment. We will share them as we get them..."

Great job Mr. president [a "shout out?"], you immediately slid into the jocular, smirking tone that we have come to expect from this administration in matters pertaining to national security and the Armed Forces of the United States.

How's that change working out for you America?

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