By John Lillpop
President Obama began his 10-day, pre-holiday Asia
vacation in Mumbai, India by memorializing the victims
of the terrorist attacks from two years ago.
In a somber and respectful tone, he declared,
“We’ll never forget.”
In making his remarks, the president delivered an
appropriate message about the tragic events of
November 26, 2008 which resulted in the deaths
of 173 innocent people.
All well and good.
Unfortunately, the president’s staff must have forgotten
an equally memorable terrorist attack, one that took place
at Fort Hood, Texas on November 5, 2009.
Indeed, while Obama and his entourage were jetting off
to India on what is believed to be a $200-million-a day junket,
the president was silent about the one year anniversary of
the Fort Hood shooting in which Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is
accused of killing 13 Americans and injuring 30 others.
Why did this president choose to ignore the victims of the
Fort Hood massacre on the one-year anniversary of one of
the worst mass shootings ever on an American military base?