Political Correctness is Going to Get Alot of Americans Killed. It's a simple fact (OK, opinion). Attorney General Eric Holder exhibited an extraordinary degree of dissonance and avoidance in questioning in front of a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday.
Noting this, House Homeland Security Committee ranking Republican Pete King (N.Y.) said that the Attorney General, "doesn't deserve" to keep his position.
"An attorney general who eight and a half years after Sept. 11 does not realize our enemy is radical Islam is either so politically correct or so out of touch that he doesn't deserve to be attorney general," King said on Fox News. "I mean, this is why he wants to have the terror trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Lower Manhattan -- he just doesn't get it."
Ladies and gentlemen, in many ways, Americans have forgotten the morning of September 11th and the aftermath. We are, of course, extraordinarily lucky that the recent series of terrorist attacks have failed. It does not mean that "they" have stopped trying. And it doesn't mean that a future attempt will not succeed. We seem to worry about hurting someone's feelings or offending someone's sensitivities. Consider how offended we would be if Shahzad's Nissan had exploded as intended. Consider how offended those who would have died or been maimed that day would have been.
This is not being written to offend anyone, but rather to highlight the truths being spoken by Congressmen Smith and King. Anyone is free to disagree. But the truth is that an insistence on political correctness will get some of us killed. Call it like it is. Radical Islam is the focus here, not all of Islam.