Justice delayed encourages evildoers
The third anniversary of the Fort Hood massacre, Nov 5, 2009, will probably pass unnoticed as that will be the day before the election. But for the 13 families of the slain and the 31 wounded, the grief never ends.
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However, the Obama administration insists that slaughter is nothing more than "work place violence," not worthy of a Purple Heart to these brave soldiers ready to ship out to Afghanistan. Our politicians cannot bring themselves to admit that it was Islamic terrorism even though Dr. Hasan was shouting "Allahu Akbar" as he killed and maimed 43 soldiers.
For three years, his military lawyers have argued about his beard, have asked for delay after delay "needed to prepare," and still the trial date has not yet been set, Meanwhile, Major Hasan draws his full salary of $6,000 per month. The ancient wisdom of Solomon tells us "Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil" (Ecclesiastes 8:11, AV).
Not only is "justice delayed justice denied" but justice delayed encourages and emboldens and multiplies like evildoers. Is it possible that the seeds of the 9/11 terrorist massacre of our ambassador and three other Americans in Libya were sown at Fort Hood, were sown in our refusal to call it by its true name, Islamic terrorism?