This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Lessons from Cambridge and Ft. Hood
This morning I listened to President Obama address the apparent terrorist massacre at Ft. Hood. When he said, “We don’t know all the answers yet. And I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts” I immediately thought of the Crowley/Gates incident at Cambridge. I went back and listened to President Obama's comments again. Here is some of what he said then. His comments then give us a glimpse of his world view. His statement was heavy on the evils of racial profiling. Here's the money quote, "That's why I think ugh the more that we're working with local law enforcement to um improve policing techniques so that we're eliminating potential bias ugh the safer everybody's going to be." Fast forward to the massacre at Fort Hood. I'll give the caveat too, we don't know all there is to know yet but we do know some. The killer was a disgruntled Muslim. He was being investigated as long as six months ago because he made comparisons between suicide bombers and soldiers on the internet. We know more as well. This from the AP and this from USA Today explain some of it and both are worth reading. Hindsight is indeed 20/20 but I think there is more at play. This should not have happened. This man should not have been allowed to remain in the Army. There were plenty of red flags and I believe the political correctness as espoused by Obama, regarding racial (or in this case religious) profiling and the Cambridge police, cost lives. It's just not acceptable to openly call into question the views of Muslims. Let me be clear (to borrow a phrase from our President) I AM NOT SAYING that Obama's policies or directives are in any way responsible. I am simply saying his world view on this is wrong.