A decade on, Kosovo is a sorta sovereign state, and in Frankfurt a young airport employee is so grateful for what America did for his people that he guns down U.S. servicemen while yelling â€œAllahu akbar!â€ The strange shrunken spectator who serves as president of the United States, offering what he called â€œa few words about the tragic event that took place,â€ announced that he was â€œsaddened,â€ and expressed his â€œgratitude for the service of those who were lostâ€ and would â€œspare no effortâ€ to â€œwork with the German authoritiesâ€ but it was a â€œstark reminderâ€ of the â€œextraordinary sacrifices that our men and women in uniform are making . . . â€
The passivity of these remarks is very telling. Men and women â€œin uniformâ€ (which itâ€™s not clear these airmen were even wearing) understand they may be called upon to make â€œextraordinary sacrificesâ€ in battle. They do not expect to be â€œlostâ€ on the shuttle bus at the hands of a civilian employee at a passenger air terminal in an allied nation. But then I donâ€™t suppose their comrades expected to be â€œlostâ€ at the hands of an army major at Fort Hood, to cite the last â€œtragic eventâ€ that â€œtook placeâ€ â€” which seems to be the presidentâ€™s preferred euphemism for a guy opening fire while screaming â€œAllahu akbar!â€
Read it all. Steyn skewers the O-ministration’s handling of this event as only he can. No way I can add anymore to what he says here.