'He should have been gone'
Finally, a solution is offered up by a conservative
(or whatever Joe Lieberman is these days), after all the huffing and puffing by conservatives in the wake of the Fort Hood tragedy. Lieberman himself can't resist a little macho posturing, saying his hearings will also be aimed at determining whether the Fort Hood attack was part of and/or a form of terrorism. But at least he mutters a solution, i.e. firm, non-PC intervention when a Muslim asserts that suicide bombings are justified and that Islamic Law overrules the U.S. Constitution. These are dangerous sentiments for any military person to hold. They're not unlike the sentiments of Timothy McVeigh
, who also had radical and violent views about the government. The trick moving forward is how to move against future Hasans and McVeighs while respecting their constitutional rights (both Hasan and McVeigh were American-born citizens). It's got to be done. But it's not going to be easy -- and it's certainly not going to be as easy as beating chests and pointing figures, as many conservative prefer to do these days.