Rise at 3AM with a thunderous migraine.
Head downstairs and guzzle a few cups of very strong coffee. Ease into my favorite chair, wrap myself in a heavy quilted blanket—I’m shivering with pain—and try:
But reality is, um reality and a news segment on Fox haunts me because one of the lawyers for the Islamist barbarians gives a clear preview of what we’re in for:
The lesson our Islamist enemies take away from this Holder/Obama travesty?
If you commit a terrorist act of mass murder on American soil you will be handed all the constitutional rights of an American citizen, and as an extra bonus the opportunity to spread terrorist propaganda to a world audience.
No matter what happens with this trial, America loses, and the transnational Islamist terrorists reap huge benefits.
No wonder my head hurts.
At the same time, the defense for the Fort Hood terrorist have indicated that they will plead not guilty by reason of insanity. This, no doubt, will warm the hearts of liberals who maintain that Islam had nothing to do with Hasan’s outspoken Islamist agenda.
My friend Shrink Wrapped, a practicing psychiatrist, cautions about the danger of using a trial to establish a new and delusional psychiatric diagnosis.
…there is no such thing as PTSD by osmosis or by proxy or via time inversion (where one develops Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder.) The single most salient feature of Major Hasan’s case is that he took whatever psychopathology he had (and I believe he had a fair amount, none of it dispositive) and subsumed it into subservience (submission) to Allah whereupon he took it upon himself to perform his religious duty and murder infidels who he believed were part of an army attacking his people. Everything else is BS.
Read his entire post here.