Do you remember when George Casey was in the news, less than a year ago, in the immediate aftermath of the murders at Fort Hood by Nidal Hasan? Hasan was a Muslim, the son of “Palestinians” who had been not only allowed into this country but given the rare privilege of American citizenship. He had, furthermore, accepted full payment of his medical school tuition by the Army. Then as a psychiatrist in the Army he was earning $90,000 a year, but because he took Islam to heart, because he did not allow self-interest to get in the way of his carrying out what he regarded as his duty as a good Muslim: to “smite the Unbelievers” for….for being Unbelievers — he murdered eleven unarmed men, fellow members of the American military.
And George Casey, Chief of Staff of the Army, immediately expressed his concern that the “real tragedy” would be if, because of this event, harm were done – hadn’t another kind of harm already been done? – to the Great Aim And Only End Of American Life, Diversity: “As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well.” He was severely and properly criticized for this, but not by any of those in power. No, in the face of such criticism, they didn’t dare rush to his rescue – after all, he was merely mouthing the Party Line – but they did nothing to suggest that they in any way found his remark remarkable. And Casey did not learn a lesson. He did not ponder the idiocy of what he had said, for a few months later, in a February 2010 interview, Casey warmed again to the theme: “Our diversity not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
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