Nidal Hassan: How Both Conservatives And Liberals Failed Our Troops

This Social Democrat Liberal blogger is willing to follow the truth wherever it may lead. I ask my fellow progressives to divest themselves of knee jerk reactions. I urge this as an American first and as a Social Democrat second. I have watched several Liberal commentators lament that Nidal Hassan was sending e-mails to a known Islamic Radical Cleric yet Dr. Hassan was still retained in the military. Please read and follow both the point and counter points and my synthesis at the end.

Democrats can point out that Nidal Hassan had his e-mail monitored but no actions where taken against him. However we can thank the Republicans that we can indeed monitor e-mails! The fact that Democrats condemn the lack of acting on that monitoring is hypocritical! If we had our way there would have been no monitoring to begin with!

We must also come to face some inconvenient truths! All religions have certain passages in their scriptures that they would like to forget. Before we focus on Islam let us review Christianity and Judaism! They have some “delightful scriptural passages” that many would like to forget such as:

Jeremiah 48:10

“A curse on him who is lax in doing the LORD’s work! A curse on him who keeps his sword from bloodshed!

Deuteronomy 20:16

“However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.”

Now if the above reminds you of Adolf Hitler and genicide sometimes the Scriptures can leave a little wiggle room. Example below:

Numbers 31:17

Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.”

The Bible lesson for the last passage teaches that a virgin is a terrible thing to waste! Why not ravage one for the Lord today! Remind you of the 77 Virgins that the Jihadist gets? It is not really the same as the Bible does not make you wait like the Koran. In the Koran you have the  “promise” of 77 virgins in the sky when you die. Ah but the God of Christianity and Judism gives you them in this life according to Numbers 31:17. But we don’t like to remember the above passages!

My point is that Christianity and Judaism have nice passages and bad passages in their Scriptures. It has been a while since we read the above passages in our Churches and Synagogues. Instead we use the nicey nice passages and love to forget the above! Islam has the same issues. Christianity had wars between not only Protestants and Catholics but even between various Protestants. We have gone through all that and have secularized. Islam has largely not gone through secularization!

Sure there are nice tolerant passages in the Koran but just as with the Bible they have their war like passages! The problem is even though all three religions have both good and bad passages the Muslims are indeed behind the west in fostering tolerance. Sure there are exceptions but I stand by what I say here!

Just look at the plight of woman in Islamic countries! Hey I am half Italian and I realize that Italy was backward also in how they treated their woman. But I never heard of enforced female circumcision on woman in Italy.

One reason we had the War in Iraq is because my fellow liberals lost creditability by constantly apologizing for America. No I am not talking about the false claim by conservatives that Obama is kicking America. But liberals did prior to and even after 9/11. I remember when we were about to invade Afghanistan many liberals wanted to simply present the Taliban Government of Afghanistan with a “arrest warrant” for Osama bin Laden! Please give me a break!

Please my fellow liberals do not lay America open to attack and our Social Democratic agenda open to failure by kissing up to terrorists. Recently on YouTube I watched Michael Moore actually say we should apologize to the world! Wrong! And I fully support Michael Moore’s domestic agenda. But going weak on terrorists is a great way to prevent the repeal of both the Reagan and Bush Tax Cuts! The Republicans will wrap themselves around the flag while liberal purists will try to smear our nation!

Because I support Michael Moore’s domestic Social Democrat agenda I reject being weak on terrorists. All we need now is for some fellow liberals to raise the “Torture issue” after these killing in Ft. Hood. We need to address the issues of Health Care, the Credit Card companies ripping off Americans, the gross differences in employee compensation and out sourcing and off shoring both blue collar and white collar American jobs.

Please my fellow liberals let’s not be masochists on the eve of really changing America along a Social Democratic agenda! I believe the monitoring of e-mails to foreign nations is legitimate! I also believe that even within our borders, email monitoring should be allowed! So long as there is a court warrant!