GREAT - AT 11:44 A.M. ET: Joe Lieberman once again proves his value. He will not let Fort Hood drop. From The Politico:
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent who chairs the the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, plans to begin an investigation into the killing of a dozen soldiers and a civilian at Fort Hood, Texas, to see if the Army "missed warning signs."
"This was an attack on American troops," Lieberman said on " Fox News Sunday."
Lieberman -- who was briefed after the shooting on Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who allegedly killed the 13 at Fort Hood -- said "there are very, very strong warning signs here that Dr. Hasan had become an Islamist extremist and therefore that this was a terrorist act."
"We don't know enough to say now, but there are very, very strong warning signs here," Lieberman said. "The U.S. Army, the Department of Defense has a real obligation to convene an independent investigation to go back and look at whether warning signs were missed, both the stress he was under, but also the statements he was making that have led people to believe he was an Islamist extremist."
COMMENT: Good for Joe. He isn't afraid to use the right vocabulary. Of course, this will be one more reason for the liberal Dems to try to strip him of his committee chairmanship. He represents our neighboring state of Connecticut, where the wine and Brie crowd despises him. I hope that gives him joy.
November 8, 2009