The mass murder at Fort Hood was horrific. If Nidal Malik Hasan did, in fact, commit it, there are indications that it was a terrorist act, at least by some relevant definitions.
Naturally, people are angry. People are angry that it's cruel and senseless and tragic.
Wolf Blitzer is angry. But he's not just angry about those things. He's outraged that Col. John Galligan (Ret.) agreed to represent Nidal Malik Hasan, who after all, is an accused mass murderer.
They asked me, how could a retired U.S. military officer, a full colonel, go ahead and represent someone accused of mass murder? And I want you to explain to our viewers why you're doing this.
The proper response — the one I would give — is "why, it's because fuck you, you shallow, totalitarian-sympathizing talking head." Maj. Galligan did better.
The rights that I'm asking be accorded to Major Hasan are the rights that service members live and die for.
But Wolfie couldn't resist the parting cheap shot:
I'm sure he will get a much fairer hearing than those 13 Americans who were brutally gunned down the other day. I'm sure he will get all of the rights that are applied by the military code of justice.
That's the typical whine of barstool philosophers everywhere about how it doesn't make sense that brutes, who are no respecters of the law and order, enjoy due process of law. Such people disregard that we have decided not to be brutes — a hard-fought decision of millennia. We don't summarily execute the accused murderer (who summarily executed his victims) because we've decided to be better than murderers and thugs.
Somebody forgot to tell Wolf.
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