Obama Urges Congress to Delay Fort Hood Investigation
President Obama on Saturday urged Congress to hold off on any investigation of the Fort Hood rampage until federal law enforcement and military authorities have completed their probes into the shootings at the Texas Army post, which left 13 people dead.
Obama wants Congress to hold off on investigating the latest terrorist attack on US soil. He wants to "go slow".
First, hasn't the intelligence community and the Justice Department already been investigating this man? Before the shooting? We are supposed to let them investigate now without any oversight? Seems what Congress is investigating is not the shooting but the fact that it should have been prevented.
Second, I'm not a professional investigator but don't you want to do it as soon as possible so the evidence is still fresh?
Unless of course you don't want to find out what happened. Maybe Obama is a little concerned of what they will find in the investigation.
One thing that has not been talked about so far in this case is that this is a new chapter for Obama. While there is some evidence the intelligence community was looking at Hasan as far back as December, the majority of the time line that has come out so far is that the botched intelligence happened almost entirely on Obama's watch.
I said earlier Congress will try to blame this on Bush, and I still believe it. Problem is, sometimes the facts get in the way.
This could be the first thing Obama has to take full and total responsibility for. This may be the first thing he and his administration cannot hide behind Bush on
We need to listen to him though, he has everything covered:
Obama already had ordered a review of all intelligence related to Hasan and whether the information was properly shared and acted upon within government agencies. Several members of Congress, particularly Michigan Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, have also called for a full examination of what agencies knew about Hasan's contacts with a radical Muslim cleric in Yemen and others of concern to the U.S.
See, he's going to investigate himself. We'll find the truth out, no need to worry.