Of the many op-eds, columns and blogposts about the Ft. Hood massacre, I think these two by Jerry Pournelle and Mark Steyn capture the two most salient points of the tragedy:Jerry Pournelle's blogpost discusses the treasonous nature of Major Nidal Malik Hasan's actions and the criminal oversight of the U.S. military of Hasan's anti-Americanism and pro-jihadism. Pournelle gets it exactly correct. This was treason. It was overlooked due to political correctness in the military. We can only hope that Hasan survives so he can be charged with treason in a military court. Mark Steyn's column that essentially says "It's the ideology, Stupid!", excerpts:
"...we're scrupulously nonjudgmental about the ideology that drives a man to fly into a building or self-detonate on the subway, and thus we have a hole at the heart of our strategy. We use rhetorical conveniences like 'radical Islam' or, if that seems a wee bit Islamophobic, just plain old 'radical extremism.' But we never make any effort to delineate the line which separates 'radical Islam' from nonradical Islam. Indeed, we go to great lengths to make it even fuzzier. And somewhere in that woozy blur the pathologies of a Nidal Malik Hasan incubate."