Saturday, November 07, 2009

Irish Times jumps at the chance to wave its finger at America

President Obama has cautioned "against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts" with regards to the killings at Fort Hood. That didn't stop the Irish Times jumping to its own conclusions, however.

The Irish Times has concluded that the killings are - again - the result of America's lax gun laws. That may be true, but only if the investigation concludes that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was simply deranged and not carrying out a planned terrorist attack. If it's the latter, then the gun laws are irrelevant as mass terrorist killings have been carried out in all western jurisdictions, including those that have very tight gun laws.