Dan Riehl of the prominent conservative blog, Riehl World View, covered our blogger conference call yesterday with House Republican Conference Vice-Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) and Rep. Pete Hoekstra (MI), Ranking Republican Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. See the following excerpt:
On a recently concluded conference call, Rep. Pete Hoekstra claimed there is much more information to come out as regards the Fort Hood terrorism suspect, that any terrorism trials headed to New York may well last years and acquittals for any number of reasons should not be ruled out in trials that may dismantle previous efforts to bolster America's anti-terrorism capabilities, potentially handing them over to the courts to direct going forward.
He also had severe criticism for how the Obama administration is proceeding in some specific regards, saying they haven't even been able to produce a basic logic, or clear roadmap to explain, let alone defend recent actions when requested to do so.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (MI) said he believes that all currently public information on Fort Hood terrorist, Nidal Malik Hasan, represents only the "tip of the iceberg" and that there is "much more to come" on Hasan. Hoekstra is the Ranking Republican Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
As regards Fort Hood, Hoekstra said he had little doubt this was an act of terrorism, as opposed to a simple crime. He believes the Obama administration will eventually be forced to reach the same conclusion. While Hasan may fit the classic definition of a Lone Wolf terrorist, Democrats have already removed that provision from the Patriot Act.
Read the rest at Riehl World View.