The city formerly known as Stalingrad suffered two presumed terrorist attacks in a twenty-four hour period.
When Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan yelled “Allahu akhbar” and opened fire on his comrades in 2009, leaving 13 people dead and more than 32 others wounded, it was clear, at least to the National Counterrorism Center, that this was indeed a terrorist attack and was labeled as such the day after.
It’s an inspiring image that perfectly displays American hope after the 9/11 terrorist attacks rattled our country’s resolve. Three firefighters looking to the sky as they raise an American flag above the rubble in Ground Zero. However, if curators from the 9/11 Memorial Museum had had their way, the ‘rah rah’ America photo would be nowhere in sight.
The bombing at the Boston Marathon, the first large-scale attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, was clearly another terrorist attack. So why wasn't it labeled as such by President Obama in his first public remarks from the White House?
Next week, four months after terrorists killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will finally testify in congressional committees about what happened that day.