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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The curious case of two shootings

On Sunday George Tiller was gunned down in a heinous act. The man was an abortion doctor, and not just any abortion doctor, but one that had carried out the gruesome procedure of later-term abortion. Now there are plenty of people we know of that say good riddance to bad rubbish, and they're entitled to think that. We won't look down on them. To each their own. We believe what was done was murder, and while more than a couple of our friends have said if they were on the shooter's jury they'd let the shooter walk, we would not do that. We don't care what Mr. Tiller did for a living. Murder is murder, and the shooter should be punished appropriately.

On Monday another shooting occurred. Abdulhakim Muhammed shot at two Army recruiters wounding one, and killing the other in Little Rock, AK. This shooting is the curious one. Why? Because the president rushed out with a statement condemning the shooting involving Mr. Tiller, but as of this moment, there's been nary a word from the White House about the murder of Private William Long and the wounding of Private Quinton Ezeagwula. As Michelle Malkin notes in her most recent column, just over 24 hours after the shooting in Little Rock the president announced his choice for Army secretary. This would have been an ideal time to pass on condolences to the families of those soldiers, and condemn the act.

The crickets are still chirping at the White House.

What makes this even more curious is the information that has come out from the task force that was supposedly keeping an eye on Abdulhakim Muhammed. It appears he was going to be a very busy boy:

The man charged with the Arkansas military recruiter shooting might have considered other targets, according to law enforcement officials.

A joint FBI-Homeland Security intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press said officers found maps to Jewish organizations, a child care center, a Baptist church, a post office and military recruiting centers in the southeastern U.S. and New York and Philadelphia.

"Out of an abundance of caution, and in light of newly discovered information, the FBI cannot rule out additional subjects, targets, or the potential for inspired copy cats who might act out in support of the original act," the intelligence assessment said.

So Barry decides that it's necessary to condemn the death of Mr. Tiller, which comes as no surprise to us, nor should it surprise anyone else. After all, Barry is the most pro-abortion president to have ever been elected. For him, we're sure, it was a tragedy.

But was it also not a tragedy that Pvt. Long was shot and killed? What about Pvt. Ezeagwula? Why not speak out on this attack? And make no mistake, folks, this was an attack. Mr. Muhammed told police that he hated the military, and the US for how it's treated Muslims in the past. He was armed to the teeth and he admitted to police that had there been more soldiers there, he would've killed them all.

So why the silence from the White House? This should speak volumes to those serving right now that the president hasn't issued a statement about this shooting. And before commenters and e-mailers get ginned up and start throwing out theories, stop. We don't want to see or hear any conspiracy theories about the president being a closet Muslim. We have two theories as to why he hasn't said anything. Neither of these are solid. we have nothing to prove them to be anything more than theories.

#1 -- He's not exactly what one would call "pro-military." This goes back to his inexperience which we warned people about during the election. He could really care less about the military. He looks at them with similar disdain we saw from President Clinton. But at the very least there should be a statement offering condolences to the families.

#2 -- He's heading to Egypt to give a speech on America's relationship with the Muslim faith. Condemning the attack when it's know the shooter was a Muslim convert wouldn't exactly give him any extra points when making that speech.

Regardless of the reasons, the irritating thing about the difference in these two shootings is that the president doesn't seem to understand that the people of this country would really like to see the president be even-handed in both cases. We condemn the murder of Mr. Tiller. Sure he was POS abortion doctor, but murder is still murder. We also condemn Mr. Muhammed for killing Pvt. Long. And just as we hope that Mr. Tiller's murderer is found guilty for his crime and justly punished, we hope the same thing happens to Mr. Muhammed.

Now Barry, how hard is that? Do you think you can muster up the courage to condemn the actions of Mr. Muhammed after your precious speech tomorrow? Yeah, we know it will look like an afterthoughts, but better late than never, right?

Publius II


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