25 April 2013

Uncommon Commentary #337: Terror and Error (or: Post # 400!)

President Obombast evidently drew a lesson from the controversy over his administration's humorless farce of a response to the assault on our diplomatic post in Benghazi, for, in his first address regarding the bombings at the Boston Marathon, he pronounced the tragedy to be the result of "terror".  The lesson appears not to have been the right one, however, for at the time when he spoke, very shortly after the incident, there was no way to know whether it was terrorism.  Adam Lanza, who committed many times the number of murders as did the guilty party in Boston, wasn't a terrorist but merely a person suffering from mental illness; that he used a gun instead of homemade explosives is irrelevant.  It seems that our president (whose underlings still classify Nidal Hasan's rampage at Ft. Hood as "workplace violence", even though Maj. Hasan began his personal jihad by shouting "Allah Akbar!", the same cry that the hijackers uttered as they flew airplanes into the World Trade Center building) remains concerned not with factual accuracy but rather with giving the public a favorable view of himself, so that he can continue to try to push the items on his political agenda.  I have no objection to giving the Devil his due, but in this case no credit is due.