Adm. Clark Tells GOP Senators To Grow Up About ‘Political Correctness’
After hearing this morning from Republican senators on the Armed Services Committee that their report on Fort Hood was too “politically correct” to single out Islamic extremism — and even a full-throated, explicit defense of racial and ethnic profiling — retired Adm. Vernon Clark had enough.
Yes, Clark said, he and his partner investigator Togo West didn’t single out Islamic extremism. They did so deliberately. “It wasn’t because we were trying to be politically correct,” said Clark, a former chief of Naval operations. “It was because our task was to deal with violence and this is one of them. But I dont know how people could read our comments about self-radicalization and not understand that this kind of this radical Islamic behavior is part of that group.” West backed him up.