First, several news outlets are reporting that Major Hasan is in fact still alive after surgery.
Second, Josh Marshall called it earlier this afternoon.
The fact that the primary assailant has an Arabic name and is presumably, though we don't know this yet, of Muslim extraction if not a practicing Muslim, is going to be the focus of attention. That is an issue that speaks for itself. And I'm sure it will be the focus of much discussion over the coming days.Major Hasan has already been convicted by the Right, although frankly I can't imagine too much evidence existing in favor of his personal innocence. Nothing justifies this shooting, period. If he's guilty, then he needs to burn for it.
But my fear is that the rest of Islam will be convicted in the coming days. Again. We've been here before.
Me? I'm waiting for this to be Obama's fault. Just a question of when. My money's on before Friday's out, especially since a good quarter or so of America still believes Obama's a Muslim anyway.