Swift Boat Liar Claims Fort Hood Shooter Was Obama Advisor

Some conservatives are sure searching for a way to turn yesterday’s shooting at Fort Hood into yet another way to attack Barack Obama, failing to realize how disrespectful to the troops their sick attempts to play politics with this really are. I’ve already noted how some conservatives are whining about Obama’s response, with one conservative blog even going as far as to claim that his response shows that Obama hates the military and sides with a Jihadist. Jerome Corsi, well known for publishing lies about about both John Kerry and Barack Obama, now has invented yet another claim. Jason Linkins writes:

Well, if you were wondering what paranoiac smear artist would be the first to step out and attempt to name President Barack Obama as the man who guided Nidal Malik Hasan to his murderous rampage at Fort Hood yesterday, the answer — naturally! — is Jerome Corsi. Corsi has a long history of lunatic, fact-averse ravings and he fails to disappoint on that regard on the pages of World Net Daily, today, in a piece entitled “Shooter advised Obama transition.” Except, of course, he didn’t do any such thing.

See Linkins’ full post for an explanation of how this attack was fabricated. There’s more from Media Matters and from The Washington Independent. Apparently Corsi’s smear campaign against a war hero such as John Kerry wasn’t enough so now he goes and demonstrates how insincere the claims of support for the military coming from many segments of the right wing really are.

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    patrick says:

    A 9/11 truther wrote something crazy in World Net Daily…I’M SHOCKED.

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    satyr9us says:

    You’re right to say, in this post as well as your previous one, that conservatives who use this tragedy as an occasion to slander the President are disrespecting the troops. I was stationed at Fort Hood for years; it’s where I deployed to Iraq from; and it’s where I returned following my rotation. It’s quite a thing to imagine an unhinged officer storming through and mowing down a captive audience of soldiers who sat where I once sat. I told some of these conservative bloggers how I felt today. Is anyone surprised that none of them posted my comments?

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    Fletch says:

    It’s quite a thing to imagine an unhinged officer shouting “Allah Akbar” while storming through and mowing down a captive audience of soldiers who sat where I once sat.
    Tell me more!

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    satyr9us says:

    I guess I don’t know what you’re getting at, Fletch. That the scene would be less horrific if the unhinged officer in question weren’t screaming “Allahu Akbar”?
    I was pretty mad when I first checked Memeorandum this morning and found those conservative blogs, so the tone I took when I left those comments that got deleted was, um, unkind. But I remain convinced that anyone who uses this tragedy as a platform to snipe at the President is an unredeemable POS.

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