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Fire General Casey

November 9, 2009
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Not qualified to lead our troops.

You have to view this segment of the Meet the Press interview with Army chief of staff General George Casey to believe it — to believe that our army could be led by someone as incompetent in national security matters as  this man showed he was, first by claiming that the army hadn’t “missed anything” in regard to the in-your-face warning signs exhibited by Major Hasan that he was a fanatical Muslim jihadist and an imminent threat to massacre our troops, by admitting that the army’s diversity policies had trumped its security policies, and worst of all by making this statement:

“As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

Sure, let’s put weapons in the hands of Muslim terrorists rather than ask whether a Muslim who attends a jihadist Mosque, worships an Imam who openly preaches war against the United States, and who himself calls for the killing of infidels might be a security problem. General Casey’s remarks in this interview might recommend him for psychiatric evaluation except that this obvious psychosis (detachment from reality)  is a political epidemic that has now revealed itself as the gravest threat to our nation’s security after the terrorists themselves.

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109 Comments
  1. John Davidson permalink
    November 9, 2009 7:30 am

    Every day we learn of another enemy amongst us and most of them are our own citizens.

    • Diane permalink
      November 9, 2009 2:39 pm

      They may be “citizens” but they are NOT Americans! There is a huge difference!

      Real Americans who love and honor their Constitution and their country would NEVER do this!

      • John Davidson permalink
        November 9, 2009 8:42 pm

        I note some who claim they’re American citizens sitting proudly in Congress while ignoring our constitutional right to know what the hell they are doing.

    • November 20, 2009 5:55 pm

      I can’t imagine that a “general” in our country could be more concerned about “diversity in the military” rather than the deaths of 13 of his service men and women and the wounding of over 30. What kind of leader is he? I not only question his qualifications but his patriotism.

      Our leaders who bought and paid for our freedom would be more ashamed and shock that I am because they paid the ultimate price of loss of treasure and life to preserve freedom for generations to come.

      What kind of military soldier isn’t more concerned about his soldiers than a terrorist? How many 9/11’s do we need to have before people like him realize that there is an enemy that wants to destroy us? When will he decide that his job is to protect and defend the people of the Untied States and not those who want to destroy us?

      I call for the resignation of this traitor, so-called, General Casey. I hope that this gets directly to him. He is a disgrace to his country.

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  2. November 9, 2009 7:30 am

    Obviously a “Perfumed Prince.” He may well have been a bad ass at one point in time, but if so? That certainly has changed.

  3. David Forsmark permalink
    November 9, 2009 7:42 am

    Casey was the McClellan of the Iraq War, fighting an insurgency with conventional means, pulling back from populated areas, pushing not yet ready Iraqi troops into the arena, and assuring everyone back home that things were going swimmingly.

    For that, he was promoted to Army Chief of Staff, which was even worse than George W. Bush giving George Tenet the Medal of Freedom, because, as we can see, Casey is still in position to do damage.

    • Theresa Stone permalink
      November 9, 2009 10:10 am

      He not only is in a position to do damage but just by making the comments that he did in that interview he DID do damage. Having someone like that as the leader of our military is it any wonder that the morale in the services are at an all time low? Former President Bush and his wife went to Ft Hood for a “substantial” amount of time to console the victims of the terrorists. He went right away with NO press,NO photo ops,and no notice to the public. When Obama goes how much do you want to bet that he will be all over the TV in the papers and the MSM are all going to wet themselves to get close to the “messiah”. Where has he been this entire time? At Camp David another “time off”. The man is not a man at all!!

    • Diane permalink
      November 9, 2009 2:20 pm

      So now I understand why Barack Hussein Obama has not been challenged as to his qualifications under the Constitution to be Commander-in-Chief…It is because of the Top Brass: The likes of Colin Powell and George Casey who are more interested in their military careers and retirement benefits than they are of keeping their OATH to the Constitution!

      If I were in the military, I would join the Oath Keepers and challenge EVERY order issued by the POTUS because it is obvious the Top Brass are sympathizers of the terrorists! Why hasn’t any of the Top Brass challenged the POTUS orders to not return fire in Afghanistan when our men and women are being slaughtered?

      I hope our serving military wakes up and sees they are being used as pawns by these elitists before more of them loose their lives and know that the American people will side with them!

      • ActiveDutyNavy permalink
        November 14, 2009 8:12 pm

        If you were in the military, Diane, you would disregard the chain of command? That’s precisely what a traitor is. Perhaps you should take a deep breath or two before grunting and spitting your thoughts into the world, you vapid insolent ape.

        Too bad right-wing ideologues care more about their petty domestic squabbles than they do winning wars and preserving the lives of Americans with actual spines. The anti-Muslim sentiment this website garners is perhaps desirable for someone who puts Israeli interests ahead of American interests, but it weakens American efforts in the field, which favor regional stability over frothing-at-the-mouth hatred and anti-Muslim bigotry. We don’t win the fight without Arabic speakers and Muslims on our side; these people, in as much as they want peace, are our people; and this is not unknown to General Casey.

        Of course there will be more profiling of Muslims in the US military after this. Great! Now let’s pretend there’s not, at least in public, so we can all be safer… Just like we keep an eye on the Horowitzs in our ranks, who may have some more pressing OCONUS allegiance.

        • November 15, 2009 6:06 am

          In which navy are you on active duty in? Must be the Iranian by the tone of your words. Do you know anything about anything? Do you know anything about Islam, about Obama, about loyalty to the Constitution, Your anti-Israeli message and your pro-islam ideas worry me. Go on, admit it. Youse a member of the religion of peace, isnt yopuse?

        • Jonathan permalink
          November 15, 2009 6:54 am

          Wow.

        • F. Swemson permalink
          November 15, 2009 9:05 am

          Hey Navy;

          Did you ever wonder why they put Marines on board your ships ?

          It’s to keep screwballs like you in line !

    • man_in_tx permalink
      November 9, 2009 5:54 pm

      Good points! Indeed it deserves repeating at this juncture that it was George W. Bush who put this man (Casey) in his current position. I have no doubt that President Obama approves of Casey as his Army Chief of Staff. This goes a LONG way to vitiating arguments along the lines of Bush’s having been so much better than Obama (for an example of this see Theresa Stone’s comment above). Bunk: They were/are both incompetent apologists for Islam’s caustic impact on world affairs today.

  4. Cynthia Thornburg permalink
    November 9, 2009 7:50 am

    Where do we sign the petition to fire this goofball?

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 9, 2009 8:20 am

      In the voting booth.

      • Jon permalink
        November 9, 2009 12:12 pm

        Amen, amen, AMEN!

  5. Brian permalink
    November 9, 2009 7:55 am

    David, with all due respect here, I have to disagree with you on the last comment. The military is a diverse culture (if you will) that does somewhat reflect the nation. However, knowing how troops feel and view muslims right now, he is simply attempting to lesson this just rage against them. Gen. Casey really didn’t take any real stand on anything int his interview. This does lead him to seem to be very weak kneed. I agree with this. He doesn’t seem to be ball busting as he ought to be in regards to several issues, yet I think he is intentionally trying to keep it low and calm about the muslim bashing. As a leader, it is unbecoming of one to bash them. This in turn would cause the NCOs and lower ranks to be freely open to target any muslim and or suspected muslim. This in turn would cause a serious dysfunction in the ranks. Fact is, there are muslims in the military, and until we are able to have true policy that works, then we can not afford to be indiscriminate with the words and views due tot he obvious backlashes that would arise. Personally, I’d like to see them all transferred into their own unit away from sensitive materials until they ETS out. I don’t agree with them, and I’m hoping for Hasan to be stood up against a wall very soon.

    Now, Gen Casey needs to play hard ball and twist some arms to get the Army and its subordinate branches (guard and reserves) back in order. he need to give the liberals some slapping around to get things done. If he can’t do this, then he needs to step down. Lead follow or get out of the way.

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 9, 2009 8:21 am

      The army is employed to win, not to play politics.

      • Brian permalink
        November 9, 2009 8:55 am

        I know this, thus my last part of the comment.

      • November 9, 2009 10:33 am

        I think that was Brian’s point. The politics created the situation. We can’t just pull another “Japanese Internment” type stupidity and give the Lefties MORE ammunition against common sense.

        One step would be to institute a policy rejecting ALL people for security clearance who belong to ANY ideology that demands obedience contrary to an oath to the Constitution.

        Communists, devout Muslims, “ex”-Mafia, Jehovah’s Witnesses, possibly Scientologists, certain radical Christian and Mormon sects, all should be given down-checks on a security clearance.

        That way we do not stomp on the 1st Amendment and destroy what we are trying to protect.

        But this PC idiocy MUST end! We made fun of it in high school but instead of dying off like disco, it just got stronger.

        • Brian permalink
          November 9, 2009 11:46 am

          Of sorts yes. But I was thinking more like the average troop. I know many that if they saw even the slightest “go” from their COs then there would be so many problems within the ranks. Thus causing the effectiveness to shatter. Yes my slant is a bit more of the devil’s advocate here, but I’m also going on what I would probably do myself and knowing my fellow troops I’ve served with.

          The obvious problem is that Hasan’s superiors dropped the ball… more than once, and then promoted him for it. No one had the brass ones just to tend to the brewing mess before it happened. It is the NCOs and the Tops that make the military.. yet the CO’s and XO’s were not “forced to deal with this scum. One general.. Casey does not make the military. Even if he is a soft chap.. there are many more hard fellas behind and under him that will give him “what for” when it’s all done and over with.

        • John Davidson permalink
          November 9, 2009 12:14 pm

          Guy, that might include half of the representatives in Congrees.

        • F. Swemson permalink
          November 15, 2009 9:08 am

          Guy;

          What kind of security clearances Hasan had ?

  6. Anthony Damato permalink
    November 9, 2009 8:02 am

    In a sane nation, such a general would be fired, and considered treasonous, but liberalism has transformed the way everyone thinks, so nothing produces outrage except attempting to expose the big lie of multiculturalism as a lethal actuality. So, according to the prevailing mindset, this general has said nothing wrong for which to be criticised , let alone fired for.

    In fact, he is protecting, defending and preserving something that is in danger of soon transcending the U.S. Constitution, the mandate of Multiculturalism. The power of the government at every level has an iron grip on the promotion and global exportation of this ideology, and there is no end in sight, or shortage of innocent victims.

    It is past time to take inventory of the many Americans murdered on our own soil, and admit finally that people are now dying in ever increasing numbers because of a failed societal model. But clearly, sadly, it is begining to look like this country is headed for massive social disorder and overt tyrannical rule, rather than challenge those flawed core beliefs.

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 9, 2009 1:35 pm

      Excellant, Tony.

  7. Michael van der Galien permalink
    November 9, 2009 8:18 am

    Brian: if he wanted to protect muslims who are good soldiers in the US army, he could’ve dealt different with it. There was no need for these outrageous remarks. And yes, they were outrageous and should be suffice to have him fired.

    • Brian permalink
      November 9, 2009 9:01 am

      he certainly could have yes. However, I’m just looking at it from the view of a non-com and the lower ranking troops and their reactions. My base is that he needs to stand up and lead. he hasn’t done this with his all to cautious words…. and actions. I’m prior service, and fully aware of the pc crap in it. Politics and military don’t mix and they never will. I was in but only 2 years of my first enlistment and they had a “sexual harassment” instruction course. It was nothing more than a pc course due to having a female 2nd lt being assigned to us.

      This goes on further to having to watch what you say about muslims. we don’t want to hurt their feelings.. right? It’s a waste of time. the fact remains, I know several that would just would not be responsible and “hunt” down those troops that are actually good troops.

  8. WestWright permalink
    November 9, 2009 9:33 am

    General Casey should of been fired in 2005-06, his failed strategy of hoping the Iraqi army could fight while drawing down US troops from 2003-2006, cost a lot of troop’s lives. He failed to give up on a failing strategy and opposed the successful troop surge. GWB replaced him and as usual promoted the failed Casey.

    • David Forsmark permalink
      November 9, 2009 9:52 am

      Exactly right. Of course, now his statement exactly mirrors the Obama Administration line. So,he’s more likely to be made Chairman of the JCS than fired by THIS President.

  9. Ginger permalink
    November 9, 2009 10:02 am

    So the “hope” part was for the terrorists and the “change” part was for us.

    • Diane permalink
      November 9, 2009 2:29 pm

      Excellent comment Ginger! Obama himself in a speech praised Islam and reassured them that America is NOT at war with them! He also renamed the war effort saying we are no longer fighting the war on terrorism.

      While Obama basks in the media lights and does nothing, real men and women, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles are being slaughtered by these TERRORISTS!

    • VN_Vet permalink
      November 9, 2009 6:56 pm

      Very prescient of you Ginger! You have wayyyyy too much common sense for this day and age. Political Correctness is today’s modus operandi, the antithesis of Common Sense and if not countermanded, the suicide death of our free republic and American way of life.

  10. November 9, 2009 10:54 am

    I kind of feel sorry for the general. As a US military officer, he’s obligated to at least pay some token lip service to his Commander in Chief, even if it’s only for appearances. Because diplomacy and PR may be outside of Casey’s area of expertise, anything he might say is likely to come out–well–icky. I wonder what he might be saying behind closed doors, beyond the scrutiny of the media–different views perhaps that may never see the light of day.

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 9, 2009 1:37 pm

      If you are affraid to speak your mind, who wants that type of person commanding anything. Is he a general or a politician, I ask.

      • adheeb permalink
        November 9, 2009 2:02 pm

        He’s a political lap dog …. that’s how he got 4 stars.

      • VN_Vet permalink
        November 9, 2009 7:00 pm

        Yes, only cowards with their primary concerns in their own personal interests would hedge on something like this where the lives of the troops in their command are held in the balance.

  11. Melinda permalink
    November 9, 2009 11:14 am

    This is hiddeous. I understand the comments about the political approach to the interview, I also understand not commenting on an ongoing investigation, however, if there was EVER a time for “we screwed up somewhere and by God we’re going to do EVERYTHING we can to figure out where and how and make sure that it NEVER happens again”, this was it. Instead, he said he didn’t think we missed the signs. Seriously? Well then are all of these people faking having been shot dead while serving their country? I hope the families of the victims missed this interview. What a slap in the face.

  12. November 9, 2009 11:46 am

    Oh my. I swear I am starting to get use to the lies I hear everyday. I hear so many lies, when the truth comes out, I hope I can recognize it.

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 9, 2009 12:16 pm

      Very difficult to do, but what follows the lie reveals it.

  13. Anthony Damato permalink
    November 9, 2009 12:40 pm

    It hasn’t been mentioned yet that I’ve heard, but consider that there wasn’t a terrorist attack in America after the destruction of the World Trade Center. It could be argued Bush kept us safe at home.

    But one year into the O-man’s reign, we lose 13, soldiers killed, 29 others gravely injured, all on one of our largest military bases here in America, This individual was made an officer, literally thrown a high rank, valuable degree, and complete sancutary to function openly as a menace to his fellow comrades. Hasan harbored all that hatred, despite the fact that Mr. Obama thought “reaching out” to the Arab world like a shameless beggar, self-hating and flattering, would yield positive results.

    This should be viewed as a failure of the Obama appeasment and ankle grab tour, and kindle a reapprasial of foreign policy regarding the Obama doctrine of “Flattery, understanding, and respect” as it relates to the ideology which Mr. Hasan subscribed. Furthermore, domestic thinking regarding the religion, the religion of multiculturalism that is, must be confronted, and scaled back somehow.

    Now, in leftist la-la-land, the cover-up hits its stride. “He was disturbed”, “He was suffering from PTSD”, “He was teased”.

    What will it take to recognize that political correctness is a serious threat to national security, and MUST be treated as such?

    • November 9, 2009 1:09 pm

      It hasn’t been mentioned yet that I’ve heard, but consider that there wasn’t a terrorist attack in America after the destruction of the World Trade Center. It could be argued Bush kept us safe at home.

      But one year into the O-man’s reign, we lose 13, soldiers killed, 29 others gravely injured, all on one of our largest military bases here in America, This individual was made an officer, literally thrown a high rank, valuable degree, and complete sancutary to function openly as a menace to his fellow comrades. Hasan harbored all that hatred, despite the fact that Mr. Obama thought “reaching out” to the Arab world like a shameless beggar, self-hating and flattering, would yield positive results.

      Sorry, but I find this absurd. We have no evidence that Barack Obama had anything to do with Hasan committing an act of terrorism.

      By all means rightfully rage against Obama’s bone-headed foreign policy ideas but don’t try and suggest that somehow they had anything to do with the tragedy at Fort Hood.

      • theblanque permalink
        November 9, 2009 1:40 pm

        Indeed, David–Hasan was a ticking timebomb at least from 9/11 onward. Trying to blame Obama for Hasan’s actions is no less a fallacy than trying to blame Bush for the HUMINT failures in the ’90’s.

        There is more than enough material to criticize Obama with legitimately– we don’t need to make up more.

      • Anthony Damato permalink
        November 9, 2009 1:47 pm

        Blaming Mr. Obama was not at all my argument, I don’t see how that observation could be made based on what I wrote.

        I thought I made it clear that politically correct reasoning, multiculturalism, and the various other means of appeasment such as those employed by BHO are useless in assuaging the hatred this ideology inspires.

        I argue that political correctness, and multicultural are in fact, a national security threat as seconded by General Casey who stated that :

        “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

        This is an veiled admission that American society is perilously close to civil disorder, because it follows in liberal America, as we see, noticing any negative attributes, or qualities in people, in the absence of a culture defining majority, can only result in tribalism. And a tribal Army, is not a team. A tribal society, is a jungle, and a jungle is not a first world nation.

        I do not blame Mr. Obama for the confluence of forces clearly tearing apart the very fabric of American civilization, they are the culmination of policies set into motion decades ago, for which he is both a creation and agent of.

        • November 9, 2009 1:52 pm

          I accept your clarification and am sorry if I misinterpreted your position.

          • Anthony Damato permalink
            November 9, 2009 2:36 pm

            Thank you Mr Swindle for your gracious reply.

            I think the majority of the loathsome fourth estate is exhibiting signs of mass mental illness, a psychosis illustrated by their apparent rejection of the admitted motive of Hasan, and its replacment with reflection of their own collective aspirations, which of course embodies the universality and brotherhood of humanity.

            Our government, military, educational system, religious institutions, family structure, entertainment networks, all seem to be on the same suicidal wavelength, and it is past time to recognize a looming danger to the liberty we have thus far known exists in our acceptance of the big lies of the left.

            It is all very much textbook denial at the level of the true believers, and useful idiots, but clearly the orchestration to achieve such mind control is far more sinister and deliberate higher up the chain.

            I wonder what and when the wake up call will be. I wonder if there will be a watershed event at all.

            • John Davidson permalink
              November 15, 2009 9:53 am

              Now, put that behind us and join together to stop the madness with conscise statements. I know that is difficult when dealing with ignorence Our freedom to disagree are at stake.

    • Brian permalink
      November 9, 2009 1:28 pm

      You can’t blame the current sitting president, nor can you blame anyone else… except his CO’s. His superiors knew of disturbing comments, action and even low scores on evals. If anyone is to blame for this it rests solely in his CO’s’ (present and past). In fact this sick SOB was in service when Bush was in office. His former mates made several complaints and notes about his views, yet nothing was done. This is nothing more than those commanders dropping the ball. I can honestly say none that I served under would have dropped the ball like this.

      In fact I know that of some troops that were held back during their SRPs due to being “too intense” after having their psyc review.

      • November 10, 2009 5:43 am

        I suppose those were “regular” troops, eh? Not our new “protected class” of troops who by virtue of extortion (cries of racism, religious bias) now hold us all by the clutch of our throats…America has to make a decision not to put up with this…but judging by our recent history (such as perhaps electing a black president because we felt guilty for past sins of the nation), I’m not sure it will happen. We have too many “victims” out there crying for satisfaction and now are adding a new bunch to the mix. Wonder what the choice will be when it comes down to choosing between a black man and a muslim man. I bet the muslim wins hands down…then watch the other “victims” howl like crazy and cry “not fair”. It should be interesting.

    • VN_Vet permalink
      November 9, 2009 8:04 pm

      Notwithstanding Swindle’s nonsensical ruminations, you are correct. Klinton’s appeasement caused the U.S. 5 terrorist attacks during his tenure and 9/11 after. Americans were killed every time. It emboldens and encourages the terrorists. bin Laden himself said so (when he started planning for 9/11). Obumba’s disparaging comments regarding the U.S. and his apologizing for everything American, the acknowledgement by the terrorists that Obumba is muslim, based on Obumba’s statements, admissions and biography, the democ-rat complicity in all this plus their willingness to throw Israel under the bus is exactly and precisely APPEASEMENT.

      You have to be drunk on koolaide to not believe that Obumba’s (the ugh..”leader” of our country) outward antagonism towards, and disparaging rhetoric about the United States does not influence in the jihadist mind the justification and rightness of their actions.

  14. ScottyDog permalink
    November 9, 2009 12:53 pm

    Muslims are incompatible with military service and should never even be considered for the military.
    I am of the firm conviction they should not be in America either as Islam is not compatible with our constitutional form of Government.

    The sooner we deport them the better.

    • November 9, 2009 1:15 pm

      I beg to differ:
      http://newsrealblog.com/2009/11/09/one-cannot-be-both-a-soldier-of-allah-and-a-soldier-of-america/

      • VN_Vet permalink
        November 9, 2009 7:12 pm

        You can beg all you friggen want to.

  15. adheeb permalink
    November 9, 2009 1:58 pm

    It’s good that this guy is kept in Washington and not in the field leading troops. It would be better if he was retired and replaced completely. I wonder if Colin Powell would be willing to return … now there’s a man who can lead. He actually endorsed the Chocolate Messiah for President when so many others couldn’t see it. Mr. Tan Man isn’t just an empty suit … he’s got substance.

    • VN_Vet permalink
      November 9, 2009 7:19 pm

      I’m sorry, I clicked on negative rating before I realized you were engaging in facetiousness.

  16. adheeb permalink
    November 9, 2009 2:00 pm

    Round ’em up and move ’em out!

    • VN_Vet permalink
      November 9, 2009 7:24 pm

      Amen!

  17. November 9, 2009 3:37 pm

    If you have wondered about the polically correct mind set of the Army high command concerning Muslims within its ranks, wonder no more : The U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General Casey, is more worried about the blacklash against Muslims soldiers, who should not be allowed to serve in the U.S. Army in the first place based on their association in the corrupt, degenerate, collectivist, racist, sexist and murderous Ancient Arabian Death Cult called Islam.

    I say General Casey and politically correct scum like him in the U.S. Army command structure who boot lick certain fascist politicians like Obama have blood on their hands in the deaths and wounding of the soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim soldier who they allowed to serve as a field grade officer even after he was exposed as a Jihadist by his fellow soldiers. I say General Casey should be held responsible for his words and actions that greatly contributed to the death and wounding of American soldiers. I say General Casey should face a courts martial for homicide and treason for his offenses against the Republic and his soldiers, and given the death sentence if found guilty.

    • VN_Vet permalink
      November 9, 2009 7:27 pm

      No, just drummed out of the service.

      • F. Swemson permalink
        November 13, 2009 4:39 pm

        After being reduced to his permanent rank…

  18. E.L. permalink
    November 9, 2009 4:59 pm

    Praying for those who lost loved ones, were injured and who were effected in any way by this tragedy. Praying for all of our troops and our country in these stressful times in which we live.

    Muslims were in the military long before the current administration was in office, so let’s not make this tragedy just a religious or a political issue. This was a troubled mind and a sick mind is a sick mind. Did the Army miss something? Quite possibly someone did, but we can raise the sames issue about 9/11 in a broader sense. A whole lot of people in the security loop had to miss quite a few critical security needs for 9/11 to happen. Yes, security lapses are becoming more and more of a problem even on American soil (college campuses are most likely one of the worst areas) and we need to do more to compassionately address this growing problem.

    I was a human relations instructor in the USAF in the 1980’s. We needed to do more in the military in the human relations areas than and we need to do more in this area now. What I find most troubling was that Major Hasan worked in the area of psychiatric evalutions with the views that he reportedly had. As many articles have been pointing out for some time now, we have a growing mental health problem in America (read 11/09/2009 articles in USA Today and The Elkhart Project concerning stress disorders and suicide). They are created partly by the stress and trauma caused by conflict (war), instability in our health care system, loss of jobs, family disruption, moral lapses and more. The human relation issues are tougher than ever before in the world, in America, in the military and in our own communities. We can’t solve all of these problems but we can and should be doing a better job in identifying and preventing more of them!

    Let’s pray for more godly wisdom and inner fortitude to focus and direct more resources to these critical mental health care concerns. They need to be addressed in a compassionate, effective and swift manner in the military, workplace and community!

    • VN_Vet permalink
      November 9, 2009 7:28 pm

      Islam/muslim is more a cult than a boni fide religion.

    • VN_Vet permalink
      November 9, 2009 7:35 pm

      This wasn’t a tragedy, it was a travesty.

  19. Theodore Blunt permalink
    November 9, 2009 5:03 pm

    I see General Casey as someone who knows that promotions are not based on “field” accomplishments after you reach a certain level. His promotions are made on how smooth he keeps the waters on which he is sailing. Politics, I’m sorry to say , play the largest part of promotions for senior officers. Agressive leaders like Patton or Puller never achieve their potential

    • VN_Vet permalink
      November 9, 2009 7:33 pm

      Been there done that. Promotions have everything to do with kissing ass, little to do with competence. Absolutely, Casey is no Patton. More of a reprobate.

      • John Davidson permalink
        November 9, 2009 8:37 pm

        The new American way and politically correct, too. No wonder we have so much criime going unpunished in our own homeland. Most big cities have their own war zones and one of the worst is Chicago. There are a lot of leaders that should be called out for allowing these conditions to persist.

        No more candy bars for these pretenders.

        • VN_Vet permalink
          November 10, 2009 10:36 am

          Crime is self-serving for the democ-rats. If crime in the U.S. went away, they would lose their primary impetus for outlawing firearms, notwithstanding that only 1.5% of all the guns in the country are ever used in a crime year in and year out. Thus their continual attempts to coddle criminals while maligning both victims and law abiding gunowners.

          When you examine the agenda of the democ-rats it’s not hard to figure out why they don’t want guns in the hands of the citizenry. Maxim: Fear a government, politician, or political party that fears an armed citizenry.

  20. Jettboy permalink
    November 9, 2009 5:42 pm

    How many here have protested at a Muslim Mosque? Until that happens then all this blustering will go un-noticed and unheard. Start treating them like many do Scientologists and maybe the Muslims will get a hint of real American outrage. Otherwise, I think no one talking on this blog is any better than the General since typing is as easy as 1,2,3 and speaking out is harder.

  21. November 9, 2009 9:19 pm

    Sad, sad, sad. Another Colin Powell. Sad if Casey really believes what he said. Sad if he’s just saying what the Soetoro administration told him to say. Sad.

  22. Dean McLean permalink
    November 9, 2009 9:33 pm

    whutz da lives ov a few grunts, heck gimme diversity, make room for stupiity, better let in somme mediocraty, eyes just work here.

  23. November 9, 2009 9:35 pm

    Great rant about an absolutely pathetic situation. How is this obsession with PC nonsense possible? Is this an Obama administration policy or a longterm delusion that diversity trumps national security? What is going on?

    You nailed the situation. “Sure, let’s put weapons in the hands of Muslim terrorists rather than ask whether a Muslim who attends a jihadist Mosque, worships an Imam who openly preaches war against the United States, and who himself calls for the killing of infidels might be a security problem.”

    Thank you for sharing this insightful critique. When will the Obama administration drop its blinders???

  24. Brian permalink
    November 10, 2009 4:41 am

    The fact remains, this happened due to Hasan’s immediate superiors dropping the ball. The brass in Washington really have no clue about what is happening on every post in the country. Hasan had many complaints launched against him to his superiors, and they were all but dismissed. he was then shuffled about so as to become someone else’s problem instead of dealing with it how it should have been done. Casey, even with all his misgivens probably never heard of the fella before this incident, and he really shouldn’t have either if this murderous SoB would have been handled properly when the first indications appeared to his superiors. You all are placing fault on a single person where as it runs much deeper than this. I know some of us here are prior service due to their posting names, you all at least ought to see what I speak of.

  25. November 10, 2009 5:11 am

    I watched Meet The Press on Sunday for the specific purpose to hear what General Casy had to say. After spending more than half of my adult life as a front line warrior in the US military, I was sickened and shocked by his response. It is obvious that General Casey is a political pawn and does not have the courage or right to lead the men and women of our armed forces. He should resign immediately, as he will never be relieved of command by President Obama. I would also say the same about FBI Director Mueller. He is just as quilty as a coverup as General Casey.

  26. November 10, 2009 5:34 am

    That comment by the General totally confirms WHY this happened at Ft. Hood. We are now sacrificing lives on the altar of “diversity”….hope this ain’t the new policy. Americans should cry out for his removal.

  27. November 10, 2009 6:21 am

    THE PC EPIDEMIC

    David’s short essay speaks volumes. Casey is emblematic of the PC epidemic that is undermining the military and the War on Terror in Afghanistan and elsewhere. I’m all for firing Casey, but this alone is not the answer as he is symptomatic of the disease and indicates the need for sweeping reforms.

    Google ApolloSpeaks (one word) at Town Hall and read my piece: The Torture Memos, Virginia Tech and the Ft. Hood Massacre

  28. Holly permalink
    November 10, 2009 6:21 am

    Do you people not realize that while he may truly be an idiot or may not that even General’s are under Obama’s authority? And press corps meetings are scripted?!!

  29. victor permalink
    November 10, 2009 6:25 am

    Gen. Casey is too incompetent and blinded by political correctness to stay. A man dressed in white, Muslim garb, commits mass murder while shouting “Allahu Akbar” and Casey cannot connect the dots? He is a definite detriment to our focus on defeating Muslim terrorism and needs to resign. This was not the first instance of a Muslim killing his fellow soldiers, and unfortunately, I fear it won’t be the last.

  30. Michaelle Maloney permalink
    November 10, 2009 6:26 am

    Our enemies are laughing at us now-because this politically correct trash has infested our country. Casey is a true moron.

  31. Bill Warner permalink
    November 10, 2009 6:35 am

    A Muslim can hold no oath higher than the pledge to Allah, Mohammed and his community of believers or ummah. All other oaths to kafirs (non-Muslims) can be taken and then broken without any guilt or repercussion. Muslims are not supposed to steal, rape, make violence on or kill another Muslim. All these things can be done to kafirs. This is Sunnah or the way of Mohammed and the way that good Muslims should act. This is why the major was conflicted.

    Islam is an ideological box based on the Koran, the Hadith and the Sira, Mohammed’s biography. It is a culture, a religion and a political system which includes sharia law. If you read the trilogy of Islamic religious texts, you will understand why the major was a jihadist and how his actions were perfect Sunnah.

  32. November 10, 2009 11:51 am

    Do you remember the phrase “connecting the dots”? The dots were already connected in this instance. Obama administration wilfully ignored it and continue to do so. They are now denying that this was an act of terrorism. Casey should have been fired on the spot when he Hsaid that divesity is more important than the lives of American soldiers. How many more soldiers need to be killed by one people belong to ONE culture in our diverse Army before he changes his mind?

  33. Tim permalink
    November 10, 2009 12:26 pm

    Hello fellow bloggers;
    As a current Active Duty soldier with 19 years in, I am furious at the incompetence of our leadership at the top level as represented by Gen Casey’s remarks. He has bought into the entire diversity mumbo jumbo at the expense of lives, and continues to place on the alter of worship as the litmus of something to be achieved.
    I say that diversity is a by-product of Freedom, it is a result of a people who are truly living in a land of Liberty. What we have done is taken a by-product(diversity) and imposed “sanctions” if you will on it, while ignoring it’s very existence can only be birthed by Freedom -which is being challenged everyday. Some may find this disrespectful – but I take issue with what Gen Casey said and vehemently believe that he can no longer effectively lead in his current position and needs to step down. I can hear a new recruit now being told – welcome to the Army, where your safety and life is not as important as our diversity. What a crock!

  34. November 10, 2009 12:50 pm

    As Long as the likes of Gen. Casey and duplicitous Obama continue to rule the next we will continue to loose more precious men and women that fight against Islamic terror.

  35. November 10, 2009 1:40 pm

    “General” Casey ranks right down there with “President” BAM. Casey has to know better, but is too nutless to say what he thinks.( If he really believes what he is saying we are in the deepest darkest KimChee of all time). PC will end this nation yet.
    We should NOT have Muslims in our Armed Forces The Gov’t should stay away from and prosecute CAIR and ISNA.
    I could not believe that a Col heard some of the Murderer’s rants and did nothing about it. Q:Why rthe Hell was this guy in the Armed Forces of the US, and not shipped either to a brig or to Palestine-or wherever he latterly claimed allegiance?

    I am proud to say that I recognized BAM for a fraud from his first words and images on the national scene. It is OBVIOUS that he cares only for BAM. He is revoltingly narcsissistic and self absorbed.
    I have studied the Yusufali Trans. of the Koran for years, and have been reading up on Islam since GulfWarnumber the First.
    The Profit(Mohammad) led at least 80 Military campaigns, married one of his brides when she was 6 and consummated his child abuse/rape when she was NINE. This is undisputed historical fact. Islam promotes multiple wives (about
    four; Islam is 7th Century tribal Arab way of life. Everytime it has undergone change it has been made worse: The Khawaraji had first crack in about late 7th century. Tamiyyah came along after the Mongols destroyed Bagdad in the 13th Century. Then along came Wahhab in late 18th century, married into the Saud family, then later all that oil money allowed the Saudis to promulgate this worst version of Islam all over the world.

    But the Bare fact is this: Without Islam there would be NO Islamic Terror.
    From the get go Islam turned its borders with the rest of the world into a war zone. This divides the World of Peace (Islam) from the World of War–get it??
    Read The Quranic Concept of War, the Koran, and The Al Qaeda reader–for starters. If these works don’t get your attention you probably have lost way too many neurons, and are ready for one of those Handy Death panels about to come to a city near you courtesy of Pelosi-Obama Care.

    Blink Twice if you get this. The hour IS LATE

    Peter G Jones
    LTC USA (ret)

    • Tom Hill, USAF (ret.) BS-BMF/MSM-LOE permalink
      November 10, 2009 10:08 pm

      Hmmm. Yes, you are right. Without Islam there would be no Islamic terrorism; but there would still be terrorism. What would you call the terrorist activity after WWII in Germany and France? I thought Hitler erradicated the Muslim population. How quickly we forget history. The Huns were terrorists as were the Mongols and Vikings and the list goes on. What makes the current enemy different? Nothing!! They simply use bombs instead of swords.

      Everyone forgets the Constitution applies to everyone. It states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”. It doesn’t say anything about limiting rights to only Americans or WASPs or any other culture. As unsavory as it may seem, this includes Muslims…radical or otherwise.

      My personal view is that all forms of organized religion should be declared illegal. Do you really think Christian’s hands are free from blood? Ever hear of the Inqisition? What about the Jews?

      Just as I spent 22 years in the military defending your right to say what you want, that defense covers everyone. You, Mr. Jones, should know that better than anyone. As an officer you swore an oath to uphold that Constitution and protect its philosophy. As we speak there are American citizens in NYC standing on the steps of mosques chanting hatred toward America. Death to America. Hooray for 9/11. Does it piss me off? You bet your sweet a$$. However, I’ll protect to the death their right to say it. Unless you swore a different oath than I did, you are obligated to offer that protection also. Just because I retired does not mean that I quit serving.

      Tom Hill
      Msgt. USAF (ret)
      Adjunct Professor of Business

      • Jonathan permalink
        November 11, 2009 7:10 am

        The inquisition. The inquisition. Always about the inquisition with you people. It’s been over with for 500 years already. Noone is worried about the pope anymore. That problem has been solved. Can we move on to the relevant one? If inquisitions disturb you, why don’t you get with us on dealing with the current effort?

        You are a seriously misguided individual. It doesn’t surprise me though that you are a professor. YOU are the problem we need to deal with in our education establishment.

        • VN_Vet permalink
          November 11, 2009 7:32 pm

          You’re right Jonathan, reaching back that far in history is disingenuous. Most of the world has advanced greatly over the centuries. The Jihadists just happen to not be among them. They’re still stuck in the 5th century.

      • VN_Vet permalink
        November 11, 2009 7:25 pm

        Actually I believe the muslims were allied with the Nazi’s in WWII. Your anti-religion rant makes you sound like a a friggen Libertarian wingnut.

        • Jonathan permalink
          November 12, 2009 3:34 am

          You’re absolutely right VN Vet. The Muslims were allied with the Nazis. And this guy is a professor? What a joke. The entire education system of the US has been Nazified, speaking of the Nazis. And now this guy wants to bring Islam into the mix. These multiculturalists are INSANE. I’d love to see this guy go to the Middle East and advocate for multiculturalism there. Cowards. Bloody cowards. That’s what they are. And stupid cowards, because they don’t realize they will quickly run out of places to hide once America goes down.

          You notice he had to tell us how many years he served (22) in the military, so the Islamics and the Marxists could have the right to overthrow our government and replace freedom with slavery?

          I wonder how the South Koreans or the Taiwanese would view his “noble willingness” to throw away the freedom of the free world so he could preserve the right of tyrants to impose their tyranny on us all. I CANNOT BELIEVE that this is what passes for logic in America today. Help me, somebody. Help me make sense of this.

          • Airdale permalink
            November 15, 2009 9:27 pm

            This “Professor” was probably one of those Human Relations Instructors in the Air Force that was written about previously.
            Get the politics and the politicians out of the military and spend more time preparing for the mission of the military.
            I find it hard to believe that Gen. Jones, our former Commandant, can be associated with this fraud who calls himself “Commander-in-Chief”. It’s sad, but there’s a lot of people out there who will prostitute themselves for power.
            However, if you’re having a real bad day, just remember…..There’s a Mr. Pelosi out there someplace.

  36. Vince Young permalink
    November 10, 2009 2:18 pm

    As anyone who has served in the military can tell you. The way to get ahead is not to make waves. The higher the rank, the more ass kissing required. Gen. Casey has obviously kissed a lot of asses. Comparing him to Colin Powell is completely accurate. Most rank above one star requires political correctness and membership in the Council for Foreign Relations. Don’t believe me? Check it out. The CFR is more interested in dragging the U.S into the “World Community” than in protecting the Constitution.

    The easiest way for a a unit commander to get rid of a “bad apple” or “square peg” is to transfer him to another unit or command. Maj. Hasan was obviously becoming a problem for Walter Reed, so they shipped him to Ft. Hood.

  37. Jonathan permalink
    November 10, 2009 4:32 pm

    When you watch this, it should be an ominous warning;

    We may no longer be able to be completely confident that our military will uphold the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, if ordered to do otherwise by a government hostile to our founders’ intentions.

    • VN_Vet permalink
      November 10, 2009 8:05 pm

      And that government is presently in place.

  38. smokehouse permalink
    November 10, 2009 7:53 pm

    Our only hope is that in time, good will defeat evil. PC is chilling.

  39. November 10, 2009 8:25 pm

    It isn’t just General Casey- it’s the whole Army . They have gone so gutless and appeasing it sickens.

    It’s more than we think though- there’s an undercurrant of fear running through all places where Muslims are part of the scene. We won’t admit it, but the whole world has become afraid of offending them. Just the way they planned it . Muslim wrath; sometimes it just hides behind a smiling face…

    • November 11, 2009 3:36 am

      The undercurrent of fear .. that is exactly it; and the hope is that appeasement will quieten the beast and allow us to live in peace and freedom. However anyone with any sense knows what appeasement results in .. and it is not tranquility. but servitude.

    • F. Swemson permalink
      November 15, 2009 11:12 am

      Denise;

      You’re wrong about the army…

      Officers in the army can be broken down into 2 categories, the warriors, and the chair warmers (also known as REMF’s)

      Patton was a warrior, as was MacArthur..

      Casey has never been a warrior. That’s not meant to imply that he’s a coward, he’s not. He just has a different perspective on things than those of the warrior mentality. Casey has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in international relations. His father was the highest ranking officer (Major General) to die in the Vietnam war . He was commissioned right about the time his father was killed.

      I see Casey, as a soldier who was “destined” to wear stars. Considering his father’s “heroic demise”, he may well have been driven to eclipse his father’s 2 stars, with 3 or preferably 4 stars of his own.

      When an officer starts his career motivated primarily by the desire to achieve high rank, he necessarily becomes a political animal. Knowing Casey’s background therefore

      I believe that by understanding his background, the reason for his recent actions becomes plain to see.

      My guess is that his ultimate goal is to be chairman of the JCS.

  40. Bob permalink
    November 11, 2009 9:45 am

    I am appalled at the unprofessionalism and irresponsibility of General Casey, Chief of Staff the US Army during his recent interview on “Meet the Press” concerning the horrific murders at Ft Hood. His endless excuses concerning his indecisiveness due to the availability of only “anecdotal” information is politically correct, but simply unacceptable. A basic tenet that every Army Officer is taught is that “the Commander is responsible for everything that does or does not happen in the unit”. General Casey’s embarrassing refusal to accept and/or fix responsibility and simply “tap dance” during his television interview was an embarrassment to all past, present, and future Army Commanders. His attitude also indicates that rather than take immediate corrective action, he has left the door open for a repetition of this horrendous event. He has brought great shame upon himself, the US Army, and the Department of Defense.

    My first Command, as a young Lieutenant at Ft Leonard Wood, was of a Basic Combat Training Company. During routine marksmanship training at the range, a zealous Military Policeman tested our security and removed an M16 rifle from the range, a fairly serious incident when taken in context. My Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Battalion Commander, who later earned three stars as a Lieutenant General, took immediate action to correct the situation. His attitude was solemn as he called me to his office and demanded an explanation. I responded by spewing excuses, making promises to find the facts, and generally creating a smokescreen of babble which included references to relying upon a full investigation to establish “the whole story”, much like General Casey did in his interview. My Commander was livid. We drove to the rifle range in silence. As my Executive Officer (XO) and my First Sergeant ran up to salute our Battalion Commander, he simply responded by pulling a card out of his pocket and reading them their rights as required by the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice). Then he returned to his vehicle in silence, with me following humbly behind. I knew my career was over and I wondered what I could do to salvage the careers of my XO and my First Sergeant. I was in shock.

    As we drove back he finally turned to me and said, “Did you learn anything”? Dumbfounded, I stared at him blankly. He went on to say, “I asked you what happened in my office. You tap danced all over my desk. If you had simply said it was your responsibility and would ensure that it would never happen again, the incident would have ended right there. I know that we just had an over zealous MP trying to stir up trouble. It really was no big deal until you forgot that the Commander is responsible for everything that does or does not happen. Did you learn anything?” I committed to proving to him that I had. A few weeks later one of my troops got drunk and disorderly downtown in the wee hours of the morning. I was roused from my sleep at home to accept his delivery back to us by the local police. When “called on the carpet” the next morning to describe the incident to my Battalion Commander, I was ready to answer without excuses, without avoiding responsibility, and with a full explanation of what actions I would take to correct the young soldier and ensure such incidents would not happen in the future. Over the following months my Battalion Commander continued to prove to be an outstanding Commander and a wonderful mentor. We remain great friends to this day.

    To my mind it would appear that the principles involved in the lesson taught to me so long ago apply equally to the minor affairs of that day and to the momentous issues General Casey now faces. Somehow, over time, such principles have been diluted or even eliminated. The priority of ensuring that the boat does not rock has replaced the priority of ensuring that the boat does not sink. The safety, even the very lives of our Soldiers has taken a back seat to political correctness.

    General Casey, as the Chief of Staff of the Army, is THE COMMANDER. He is “responsible for everything that does or does not happen” in the Army. His embarrassing, irresponsible, self serving “tap dance” on Meet The Press brings great shame upon himself, the Army, and the Department of Defense. More importantly, such indecision brings into question the future safety of our troops.

  41. CWO5 Jack A. Milavic, USA Retired permalink
    November 11, 2009 12:08 pm

    It is time for General Casey to leave. HE simply has never been held accountable for most of his actions and inactions. The question of the 8.8 billion dollars in US cash stolen from his compound in Iraq is another example of his non-accountability. One heck of a retirement package.

  42. Joseph Cottrell permalink
    November 11, 2009 3:29 pm

    If George Patton was still with us he’s slap the s#!t out of this guy!

    • Jonathan permalink
      November 12, 2009 3:42 am

      If Generals MacArthur, Patton, Marshall, Pershing and Bradley were still around, they’d be encircling Washington DC right now and building a barbed wire fence and guard towers around it to prevent anyone from escaping. They’d call it something like “The Federal Prison District of Columbia”.

      And We the People would just build a new capitol and white house somewhere else, hold new elections for everyone… and we wouldn’t miss a beat.

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