Wingut Of The Day: Jerome Corsi, For Trying To Tie Hasan To Obama
Swift Boat enabler and Obama basher Jerome Corsi is portraying accused Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan as a transition team adviser to President Obama.
The Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University published a document May 19, entitled “Thinking Anew – Security Priorities for the Next Administration: Proceedings Report of the HSPI Presidential Transition Task Force, April 2008 – January 2009,” in which Hasan of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine is listed on page 29 of the document as a Task Force Event Participant.
Corsi tries to make his case by saying Hasan “attended meetings” of the Homeland Security Policy Institute Presidential Transition Task Force. And he raises a question as to “whether or not Hasan made comments from the audience that influenced the task force recommendations or not.”
In his World Net Daily article, Corsi claims that a new book claims, “Hasan is just the tip of a jihadist Fifth Column operating within the ranks of the U.S. military – which is too blinded by political correctness to see the threat.” And guess where you can buy this shocking book? Yes, World Net Daily.
A small amount of investigation reveals:
Significantly, Nidal was not the author of the document. He was not a member of the HSPI’s “Presidential Transition Task Force.” Nor was he a member of the HSPI’s “Task Force Staff.” He was not a member of the HSPI’s Steering Committee or a briefer to the task force.
Also, the activities of the HSPI here do not in anyway constitute official transition advice to the White House, despite the fact that a committee got named the “Presidential Transition Task Force” and the HSPI’s activities involved identifying homeland security priorities and offering advice.
Corsi admits that it’s a non-issue by writing:
While the GWU task force participants included several members of government, including representatives of the Department of Justice and the U.S Department of Homeland Security, there is no indication in the document that the group played any formal role in the official Obama transition, other than to serve in a university-based advisory capacity.
And, yet, this story is hyped with the headline:
Shooter advised Obama transition
Fort Hood triggerman aided team on Homeland Security task force.
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