12 November 2009

Lt. Colonel Allen B. West On Political Correctness

Retired Lt. Colonel Allen B. West has written a thought provoking piece about the tragedy at Fort Hood and the connection to political correctness.

"There may be those who feel threatened by my words and would even recommend they not be uttered. To those individuals I say step aside because now is not the time for cowardice. Our Country has become so paralyzed by political correctness that we have allowed a vile and determined enemy to breach what should be the safest place in America, an Army post. We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable. The fact that there are some who have now created an entire new classification called; “pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” is unconscionable."

You can read the rest of Lt. Colonel West's comments here.

Lt. Colonel West is a native Southerner and the same man who was reprimanded and fined for firing his pistol near a terrorist's head in order to get him to reveal information that ultimately saved the lives of men under West's command. He retired after the incident. He is an old-school American patriot and a hero who loves his country. If I had a son serving in the military, I'd want him under the command of a man like West. He was defeated in a run for Congress in 2008, but is running again in 2010. I predict he will win. I'm also predicting he will become a national figure. I'm supporting his candidacy and hope my readers will as well. He has a blog.


Chaps said...

LtCol West is right on and may have understated the situation a bit. Stand by. We have seen only the first attack on a US military base. Given what I've heard about security on oither bases, it is likely only the beginning. The best thing we could do, but certainly won't, is to rescind the Clinton-era prohibition on US troops carrying weapons for self-defense on base. The best defense against jihadis like Hasan is for every Officer and NCO to carry sidearms while on duty.

Lawrence Underwood said...

Regrettably, what happened at Fort Hood is a perfect example of what could likely become common place anywhere the population at large is unarmed.

13thBama said...

Go back in history and take a look at Richard Marcinko. Though his language is salty, his book discussing "Red Cell" is indicative of base security. Granted, it has probably been upgraded a bit since 9/11 but not to the point where it is impregnable. And it will never prevent insiders from striking at our defenseless soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. Am I the only one to shake my head at the thought of "un armed" soldiers on their own base? We cant trust our well trained soldiers to keep their weapons on them, but we trust others not to bring their own weapons on base and use them against their peers.

The Warrior said...


Anonymous said...

We need more Americans like this.