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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:43 AM
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Top Republican says White House hiding info on Fort Hood

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/67341-...

Top Republican says White House hiding info on Fort Hood
By Eric Zimmermann - 11/11/09 10:13 AM ET


The ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee on Tuesday night accused the White House of withholding information on the Fort Hood attack.

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) said administration officials delayed briefing members of Congress about the alleged gunman, raising "red flags" about what the White House was hiding.

"When they withhold information, you always start asking questions," Hoekstra told Fox News. "That's what raises red flags. What do they know that they don't want us to know?"

Hoekstra linked President Barack Obama's handling of Fort Hood to a chain of other GOP criticisms of the president, including the administration's treatment of detainees and an investigation into possible CIA abuse.

"It is a political correctness that is making it unable for us to identify the real threat of homegrown terrorism," he alleged.

Hoekstra warned that "we have similar Hasans" in the country. The Michigan Republican has called for his committee to investigate the incident. Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) has so far declined, preferring to wait for the conclusion of the joint FBI-Army investigation.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:46 AM
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1. Nobody, but nobody, is going to take their Fort Hood doll away
Uh-uh.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:46 AM
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2. First of all, the investigation into Major Hasan
took place when your guy was President, Pete. 2008. Remember that?

Also, do you REALLY wanna go the "WAAAAGGGGGHHHH THEYRE HIDING THINGS FROM US WAAAAAGGGGHHH" route with the last eight years shaping up the way they did?
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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:48 AM
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3. The repukes are going to use this as a weapon in 2010.
Another racial issue to distract the American people.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:51 AM
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6. Yup, led by Limbaugh


Ugh.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:57 AM
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13. Of course, they'll twist it until the reality of
it is unrecognizable..but they'll do that with anything. The important thing is to get the facts out there when the WH is done with their investigation.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:49 AM
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4. This portion of "Create A Boogeyman Behind Every Tree" brought to you by...
...GOP...

Gibberish. Obfuscation. Paranoia.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:50 AM
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5. The inquiry was done 2008 so maybe Pete should ring up George Bush.
Edited on Wed Nov-11-09 11:52 AM by EFerrari
2008 FBI review: Hasan did not pose threat

By Devlin Barrett - The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday Nov 11, 2009 6:35:49 EST

WASHINGTON Nearly a year before Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly went on a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood army post in Texas, terrorism investigators conducted an "assessment" of him before deciding he did not pose a threat.

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/11/ap_fbi_assessment... /

Too bad the Republicans aren't still in the White House so their top people like Louis Freeh and Don Rumsfeld could still be keeping us safe!

/oops
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:52 AM
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7. I Rec'd this bc it's
necessary to get out there what the repubs are up to.

If they see an angle to whine and cry bloody hell then they're on it.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:55 AM
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10. They started this yesterday, at least, pushing this PC bs
to cover for yet another security screw up on their watch.
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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:56 AM
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11. Repukes are gearing up for the mid-terms. Obama and the "democrat party"
cannot protect you, only republicans are patriotic enough to accomplish this feat.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 12:15 PM
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16. Yeah, like on 9/11...when they were sitting on their
thumbs after ignoring the warning signs.

Whenever they start this shit it backfires on them since Obama came along.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:54 AM
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8. Rachel Maddow Takes On Pete Hoekstra's 'Epic Grandstanding'
Rachel Maddow Takes On Pete Hoekstra's 'Epic Grandstanding'

Jason Linkins

First Posted: 11-11-09 10:35 AM | Updated: 11-11-09 12:25 PM

On last night's edition of the Rachel Maddow Show, the host dug into the curious case of Representative Pete Hoekstra, who's been courting cameras lately in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre, telling tales out of school. Chief among them are his account of the email habits of alleged Fort Hood murderer Nidal Hasan to a Yemen-based "radical cleric." Maddow asks the obvious question:

MADDOW: Why is it Pete Hoekstra who's taking it upon himself to tell the press that this radical cleric is having his email read by U.S. intelligence agencies? The FBI had not said publicly that this cleric had been emailing Hasan. The CIA, the NSA, the White House... nobody else had reported this cleric was e-mailing Hasan. This is just Pete Hoekstra letting us know -- and letting the radical cleric that is under surveillance know -- that he's under surveillance.

The Rachel Maddow Show attempted to find out why this was happening, and got the run-around from Hoekstra's office, and bad guesswork from the Republican side of the House Intelligence Committee. What they did find out is that Hoekstra "complained all weekend" that he was not being briefed on Fort Hood to his liking, then missed the briefing that was held because he left town of his own accord.

So, what's up with Hoekstra? The Nation's Christopher Hayes bottom-lined it thusly: "His reputation is of an epic grand-stander."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/11/rachel-maddow-...
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:55 AM
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9. he skipped the briefing
because he was busy campaigning for governor of Michigan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMOfCVar4c0
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 11:56 AM
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12. God what an idiot. They are still investigating the matter so anything e
Edited on Wed Nov-11-09 11:59 AM by Kdillard
The White House says would be incomplete. The most recent information it has shown that last year under Bush the guy was investigated and cleared as not a threat. They really want a bogeyman to bash Obama with but they should be careful what they wish for because it could bite them in the butt.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 12:11 PM
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14. Bullshit, pukes are full of shit as usual...they are lying.
2010 ammo? :eyes: they are using the usual "lets just make shit up" tactic.
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 12:14 PM
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15. homegrown terrorism? You mean the same homegrown terrorism that DHS published a report about???
OBAMA'S DHS??? the same report you dismissed a few months ago??? You mean THAT HOMEGROWN TERRORISM????

gtfoh
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 12:43 PM
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18. I forgot about that; thanks for the memory jog. nt
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 12:21 PM
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17. Still trying to scare us about Muslims I see
Using this to do it.

At least now it's their turn to spin conspiracy theories.
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Dr Robert Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 01:19 PM
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19. Pete really, really wants his 'Terrorist Attack', doesn't he?
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