Tuesday, still on the road

Ugh.

I’ve spent thirty years traveling in the service and as a civilian, and I always hate it. The rushing around, jet lag, crowded airports,…. it all raises my blood pressure and makes me feel anything but happy to be there. But, I DO have a job, so all that is just whining on my part. Just ignore it.

It appears the good people at CAIR are, like the White House, Janet Napolitano at DHS, and some in the Army, ready for another of those often-discussed (but oddly enough, rarely seen) “backlashes” against Muslims in the wake of Major Hasan’s shooting spree. From BigGovernment.com:

Or as Nihad Awad, Executive Director of CAIR instructed MSNBC’s Chris Matthews:
“I’m really not happy to see that his religion is becoming the subject…even if this guy uttered the words Allahu Akhbar or God is great, so what? It tells me that this is an isolated incident…We need to find out how he thinks and what he did, but I will NEVER come to the conclusion that religion is the motive…”

Wow.

I read somewhere the other day a cool observation: When all of the chattering classes are busy worrying about an anti-Muslim backlash, did it occur to them to realize that the vast majority of innocent Muslim lives are taken by other Muslims? And they are deliberately targeted? There was a clip I saw on LiveLeak (since removed, I think) about an Apache helicopter observing a couple of guys burying an IED in a road bed. The pilot had been observing the two cretins burying the bomb, gathering evidence to justify shooting them, and was just standing off, waiting. Then the pilot saw a little kid run out of a nearby tent, and immediately shouted, “Oh, shit!” He was more concerned about the potentially lost life of a kid than the perpetrators of the resulting explosion (no more than thirty yards or so from the tent).

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