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    White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    This purdy much says it all. What a ****ing disgrace! This is nothing less than dereliction of duty on the part of the president. He's going to have to resign in disgrace long before 2012 even gets here. The sooner the better.

    The first public congressional hearing on the Fort Hood attack will not include testimony from any current federal law enforcement, military or intelligence officials because the Obama administration "declined to provide any" such witnesses, according to a Senate committee source.

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has released the witness list for its hearing "The Fort Hood Attack: A Preliminary Assessment," scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. ET. The list includes four experts on terrorism and intelligence issues: retired Gen. Jack Keane, the former U.S. Army vice chief of staff; Brian Jenkins, a senior advisor at the Rand Corp.; Mitchell Silber, the director of analysis for the New York City Police Department's Intelligence Division; and Juan Zarate, a senior advisor for the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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    Re: White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    Wow.

    Your thread subject says the WH won't provide witnesses.

    Then I read the article, and the article says some witnesses are being provided and some other kinds of witnesses aren't being provided. And this is just the first hearing. Meaning, presumably, that there will be more.

    Wow.

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    Re: White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    Wow.

    Your thread subject says the WH won't provide witnesses.

    Then I read the article, and the article says some witnesses are being provided and some other kinds of witnesses aren't being provided. And this is just the first hearing. Meaning, presumably, that there will be more.

    Wow.

    Did you happen to read the first paragraph of the article?

    The first public congressional hearing on the Fort Hood attack will not include testimony from any current federal law enforcement, military or intelligence officials because the Obama administration "declined to provide any" such witnesses, according to a Senate committee source.
    But hey, if it's a ****ed article, then all I can say is, it's WAPO.
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    Re: White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    Yeah, I did.

    And I can't help but notice that "any such witnesses" is completely different than "any witnesses."
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    Re: White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    Yeah, I did.

    And I can't help but notice that "any such witnesses" is completely different than "any witnesses."
    So, you're going to make this about samantics?
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    Re: White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    Separately, a closed-door Senate Armed Services Committee briefing on the status of the Fort Hood investigation has been postponed, after initially being scheduled for Monday afternoon. That session was scheduled to feature top officials, including Army Secretary John McHugh and Arrny Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey. Committee aides aid the session was postponed only to assure that everyone Senators wanted to hear from could attend, and would likely be rescheduled for later this week.
    It looks like the Obama people are worried about this being turned into a political theater, and there is some cause to worry. I also suspect he is worried that this might interfere with the investigation ongoing. Whether that is true or not I cannot say, but I can understand it. Hearings are fine, I have no problem with that, but politicizing this and making a big deal about witnesses who are actually part of the current investigation, that is not needed. Congress is not being kept in the dark, as the above quote shows.
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    Re: White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you're going to make this about samantics?
    You need to get out more. Semantics would be if the issue were over the meaning of a particular word. That isn't the issue here. The issue here is that you want to believe that something has happened, that hasn't yet, and you want to use that fantasy against Obama. Good luck with that.
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    Re: White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It looks like the Obama people are worried about this being turned into a political theater, and there is some cause to worry. I also suspect he is worried that this might interfere with the investigation ongoing. Whether that is true or not I cannot say, but I can understand it. Hearings are fine, I have no problem with that, but politicizing this and making a big deal about witnesses who are actually part of the current investigation, that is not needed. Congress is not being kept in the dark, as the above quote shows.
    You mean like the political theater that Obama and Holder are setting up by moving the Gitmo terrorist trial to New York? Obama loves political theater when he can use it to attack his political enemies... just not when it is needed to fix this obvious problem in the military.
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    Re: White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelbuc View Post
    You mean like the political theater that Obama and Holder are setting up by moving the Gitmo terrorist trial to New York? Obama loves political theater when he can use it to attack his political enemies... just not when it is needed to fix this obvious problem in the military.
    No just the "wait and see" liberals just want to be sure Aliens didn't make this Islamic Terrorist shoot those people instead of having to admit the real cause for the shootings.

    And no, its not Bush either.
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    Re: White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

    "I know there will also be inquiries by Congress, and there should," Obama said. "But all of us should resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater that sometimes dominates the discussion here in Washington. The stakes are far too high."
    What the?

    What 'stakes' - the stake of him being painted as a ****?
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