Ben Shapiro

There's nothing more offensive to the memory of those who die while serving our country than using them as props for a nonassociated political cause. Yet that is precisely what both the Army and our president have done repeatedly since the terrorist massacre of 13 American troops at Fort Hood.

First, the Army. On Sunday, Nov. 8, the U.S. Army's top general, George Casey, appeared on "Meet the Press" to discuss the killing spree by radical Muslim and al-Qaida sympathizer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. Casey did not use the program as an opportunity to come clean about the Army's role in failing to monitor Hasan despite his obvious terrorist leanings. Instead, he used his appearance on "Meet the Press" to stump for "diversity" in the military.

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"Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength," he said, reading aloud from the left's idiotic PC handbook. "And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."

No, sir. The death of 13 American troops is far worse than the risk that our military will actually start weeding out potential terrorists. Casey stated, "I think we as an Army have to be broad enough to bring in people from all walks of life." "All walks of life" apparently includes terrorists. Casey's enabling and nonjudgmental "diversity" killed these troops as surely as Hasan's Islamism did. And Casey and his leftist rah-rah diversity supporters continue to turn a blind eye, blaming this attack on post-traumatic stress disorder, despite the total absence of any trauma; stress, despite the absence of any proven stress; poverty and the mockery of other soldiers, as though Hasan was a sort of Columbine-killer nouveau rather than an ideological murderer of the first order.

While Casey was busy using the bodies of the executed troops to stump for more diversity in the Army, so was President Obama. "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing," Casey explained, ridiculously overlooking the mountain of evidence showing just why Hasan did it. At the same time, Obama praised the Muslims who serve in the Army, stating, "They reflect the diversity that makes this America." A Muslim soldier with terrorist tendencies slaughters over a dozen patriotic American troops, and for President Obama, that's a lesson in the beauties of diversity rather than lack of proper oversight.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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