Where is the statement from President Obama, who proclaims his support and appreciation of the U.S. military, on the terrorist attack at the Arkansas recruiting office? One soldier was killed and another is hospitalized. Nothing but silence from the commander-in-chief.
The terror attack was carried out by an American citizen - a homegrown jihadist. Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, his chosen name not his birth name, trained in Yemen as a jihadist. He has since made statements that he is part of an organized group of jihadists and that he was prepared to shoot more soldiers but there were only two at the time available to him.
The sound of crickets chirping in the silence from the commander-in-chief and from most of the slobbering press who elevate this presidency.
Note the contrast to the murder of the abortion doctor in Wichita one day before from the President - abortion supporter in chief. This president, the most pro-abortion in history who voted in support of infanticide as an Illinois state senator, rushed to make a statement denouncing the abortionist's murder. The Attorney General immediately put up a statement on the Justice Department's web site pledging to "bring the perpetrator of this crime to justice."
In today's Washington Times, there is this: "There is a fundamental blind spot in some circles as to the threat posed by homegrown Muslim radicals. The March Department of Homeland Security Domestic Extremist Lexicon, which was pulled quickly in the wake of controversy with other department publications, was noteworthy for listing Jewish extremism and various forms of Christian extremism but making no mention of any form of Muslim extremism." No mention of any form of Muslim extremism.
Was the terror attack too inconveniently timely? As the President prepared for his tour of the middle east and his self-proclaimed "major" speech in Egypt, as he proclaimed the U.S. as a country with one of the largest Muslim populations in the world, was he simply too cowardly to be as honest with Muslim extremists as he proclaims the importance of honesty with our ally, Israel? Isn't is just as important to call a terrorist jihadist for what he is?
This is the second terror attack by homegrown jihadists in the last two months. The Washington Times editorial reminds us of the four black Muslim converts arrested on May 20 "for plotting to blow up a New York synagogue and use an anti-aircraft weapon to attack military aircraft in Newburgh, N.Y. Jim Houri, vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, who has followed these incidents closely, says he is "surprised we're not hearing more reports about this."
The President of the United States, the commander-in-chief, has a duty to support our service men and women abroad and at home. He also has the duty to acknowledge threats honestly and in a timely fashion. "Honesty" goes to both sides.