In the Blogosphere, there are Blogs you turn to when certain news stories come across the wire:
When it is internal Conservative/Republican Politics -- Go to The Other McCain;
The intersection of Gay Rights and Conservative Politics -- GayPatriot;
Someone to call BS on political rhetoric from all sides -- Althouse;
Understanding Politics, Policy and their real world usage (and parliamentary or political tactics) : The Valley of the Shadow!
When a story such as the Fort Hood shooter comes across the wire, I start with the Mudville Gazette; They are soldiers who have a ground eye view of what is going on in the military.
With Fort Hood, they have the detailed minute by minute information of what happened. Read it and understand.
Here is President Obama (Transcript):
Then there is the Blogs where they look deeper into stories. May I introduce the lovely and talented Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs? She is investigating the background of the shooter. Atlas Shrugs is also studying Honor Killing of young girls and women in the States and in Europe. Is there a pattern?
When Al-Queda (via Osama Bin Ladin) declared war on the United States in 1996, he said this:
The regime is fully responsible for what had been incurred by the country and the nation; however the occupying American enemy is the principle and the main cause of the situation . Therefore efforts should be concentrated on destroying, fighting and killing the enemy until, by the Grace of Allah, it is completely defeated. The time will come -by the Permission of Allah- when you'll perform your decisive role so that the word of Allah will be supreme and the word of the infidels (Kaferoon) will be the inferior. You will hit with iron fist against the aggressors. You'll re-establish the normal course and give the people their rights and carry out your truly Islamic duty. Allah willing, I'll have a separate talk about these issues.
Military targets (such as USS Cole and Fort Hood, perhaps?) and soft targets (Two Embassies in 1998 and the Twin Towers in 1993 and 2001) are all on the table. By forcing Al-Queda to fight in Iraq, the taliban and Al-Queda could not force the US military down the Khyber pass. Iraq was America's battlefield. Afghanistan was the Democrat's choice of battlefield.
If Al-Queda is hiding among our troops, then what? Is President Obama ready to defend America from a Fifth Column?
Once there is a place to donate money for those fallen at Fort Hood, I will put it in the sidebar.
As I asked in the title, what is to be done? What are your ideas?
Can President Obama and the Democrats defend America? How?