Mark Steyn Takes the President to task on the Frankfurt Shootings

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As only he can:

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 “Allahu akbar!” The strange shrunken spectator who serves as president of the United States, offering what he called “a few words about the tragic event that took place,” announced that he was “saddened,” and expressed his “gratitude for the service of those who were lost” and would “spare no effort” to “work with the German authorities” but it was a “stark reminder” of the “extraordinary sacrifices that our men and women in uniform are making . . . ”

The passivity of these remarks is very telling. Men and women “in uniform” (which it’s not clear these airmen were even wearing) understand they may be called upon to make “extraordinary sacrifices” in battle. They do not expect to be “lost” on the shuttle bus at the hands of a civilian employee at a passenger air terminal in an allied nation. But then I don’t suppose their comrades expected to be “lost” at the hands of an army major at Fort Hood, to cite the last “tragic event” that “took place” — which seems to be the president’s preferred euphemism for a guy opening fire while screaming “Allahu akbar!”

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.

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nessa
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March 7, 2011 12:32 am

This is classic!

As any Homeland Security official can tell you, “Allahu akbar” is Arabic for “Nothing to see here.”

I gotta remember that!

Kimberly_Schwartz
March 7, 2011 6:11 am

Great find, TNJIM.

Ka-pow. Steyn is one of those folks who makes me say, “I’m glad he’s on our side.”