Democrat Congress Defends CIA on Ft. Hood Murders: Pete Hoekstra Accuses Obama of Withholding Info

There is a different tone coming out of the House of Representatives today. Speaker Pelosi called the CIA liars a few months back, offered no proof, then managed to sweep the controversy under the rug. Today as House Republican Pete Hoekstra calls for an explanation and the preservation of documents, he also accused Obama of withholding “critical” information. The House Intelligence Committee, chaired by a Democrat, dismissed Hoestra’s concerns. See an astonishing video below. See update below.

Pete Hoekstra

Rep. Hoekstra went even farther and effectively said the President was not truthful when he claimed that Hoekstra and other intelligence committees had been “briefed:”

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) is blasting President Obama for withholding
from the Congressional intelligence committees information on the Fort
Hood killings suspect, while at the same time acknowledging the leaders
of those panels — including Hoekstra himself — have indeed been
briefed on Nidal Malik Hasan.

In his statement, Hoekstra repeated Obama’s plea that we not “jump to conclusions” about Nidal Hasan, the alleged Fort Hood killer:

…but the administration is in possession of critical information related
to the attack that they are refusing to release to Congress or the
American people,” Hoekstra said

Hoekstra said he was concerned that more information had been provided,
piecemeal, to the news media by anonymous sources than had yet been
provided to the Committee. He criticized the Obama administration for
not being more immediately forthcoming with details and specifically
requested information, and for restricting the limited information
provided so far to the so-called “Gang of Eight.”

So perhaps the Gang of Eight is the problem? No. Hoekstra is a member of the Gang of Eight. Members are Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Silvestre Reyes, Pete Hoekstra, Diane Feinstein and Kit Bond. So what is going on? Was Hoekstra appropriately briefed as Obama claims or was he not? And how about Pelosi and Reid? What do they know?
This is the height of hypocrisy – the culmination of evil. The administration and Democrats are salivating over Eric Holder’s investigation into CIA so-called torture of Guantanamo prisoners – after promising the Bush administration that they would drop that atrocious idea.

But today, with the Fort Hood memorial tribute still on the calendar, they have no concern that intelligence and the U.S. Army may have put troops side-by-side with a radical jihadist – with red flags flaring.

Democrats know Americans are fed up with their politically correct posture – that we know Americans are dying in this country, in Afghanistan and still yet in Iraq because military fears the wrath of Congress, and the administration loathes any attempt to profile or point a knowing finger at an extremist. In the video below, Hoekstra speaks about preventing terrorism and keeping soldiers safe…February 2008. Listen as he talks about homegrown terrorism. Democrats told him the “threat is not real.”

Pete Hoekstra “threat not real” (video)

Update 11-10-09:

Michelle Malkin is talking about the presentation Hasan gave at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a student, and she is calling for the entire presentation to be released. From Hasan:

The title of Hasan’s power-point presentation was “The Koranic World
View As It Relates to Muslims in the U.S. Military.” It consisted of 50
slides. In one slide, Hasan described the presentation’s objectives as
identifying “what the Koran inculcates in the minds of Muslims and the
potential implications this may have for the U.S. military.”

FOX News is reporting that it was the FBI “that blew off” Hasan’s many emails to Anwar Al-Alwak. This report says the FBI “knew for nearly a year berfore his murderous Fort Hood rampage” that he had repeatedly contacted al-Qaeda:

…they simply chalked up the chilling e-mails between Hasan and a radical
imam and other terror-tied Islamic figures to his “research” as an Army