US Intel Knew Hasan Was Trying to Contact Al Qaeda

This brings up a lot of questions, not the least of which is “did the Obama administration’s brow-beating of the intelligence community and insistence upon politically-correct policies prevent intel from moving on Hasan?”

If the answer is “yes” — and I’ll bet the last dollar I have (unless Pelosi gets to it first) that it is — then we obviously have serious national security threats in the White House:

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan tried to make contact with people linked to al Qaeda.It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.

Joe Lieberman has called for hearings, but in the Democrat-controlled Congress the only thing I’d expect them to uncover is how the CIA infringed on Hasan’s rights by listening in on his phone calls. There also had to be some profiling involved here.

Does anybody seriously believe that the intelligence community (or the Army hierarchy if the information was passed on to them) as it existed under Bush would have kept it under wraps that a member of the U.S. Army was trying to contact Al Qaeda, and that the soldier in question would have still been allowed on active duty to subsequently murder 13 Americans and wound many more?

No wonder Obama continues to insist on not drawing any conclusions.

This is the best indicator that political correctness has turned to fatal correctness.

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