Friday, November 06, 2009

Some thoughts after Ft. Hood from Cicero

A little lesson from Marcus Tullius Cicero:

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is an American-born cancer; he was like us, part of the melting pot.

The damage is done. But how confident is the public in the President's response?

Moreover, what will the President do about sleeper cells in the United States? We know this much: the Sainted One does not have the fortitude to call treason by its name.

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