Nidal Hasan, the former Army psychologist who killed 13 people and injured 30 more at Ft. Hood, finally went to trial for his crimes. Despite the fact that Hasan has indicated that he carried out the attacks to the defend the Taliban from U.S. forces, the White House continues to refer to the incident as a case of workplace violence. Why are we still not calling it terrorism?
"He is in court saying no, no. This is jihad. Here's a guy who wants to be prosecuted. He wants to be known as...doing jihad." Glenn explained.
"When he got up to present evidence on his behalf, Hasan said, quote, I believe the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter. I've never seen anything like this. And the government is doing everything they can to say no, no."
Apparently admitting you're a terrorist who wanted to kill as many soldiers as possible isn't good enough to convince the government.
Meanwhile, the United States has finally filed charges against the first suspect in the Benghazi attacks last September. CNN reported, "Federal agents and prosecutors investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi have filed charges against Ahmed Khattalah, leader of a Libyan militia that officials believe was involved in the assault, people briefed on the investigation said. The charges under seal are the first criminal counts to emerge from the probe."
So now we're filing charges against terrorists rather than sending in drones? Why the sudden change in policy for the administration?
"Meanwhile, the federal government has come out and said they are going to prosecute, they are filing charges now on those who carried out the Benghazi attacks. Now, let me see if I have this right. We can take an American citizen who's sitting in a cafe with his son and go to a secret court and just present enough evidence to a secret court that this American citizen should be killed, and we should blow him up, from the sky above, and his child too, because his child happens to be there. But the guys who killed our ambassador, they have to be charged? They're not even arrested. They have to be charged. We're going to have to go through court. Not a secret court. We have to go through court and we have to do what happens with Major Hasan. The world is indeed upside down and indeed makes no sense."