854,000 People Have Top-Secret Security Clearances; Huge, Politically-Correct Security Apparatus Expands

The Washington Post reports that 854,000 people have top-secret security clearances. America’s security apparatus is huge and incredibly costly.

Despite all these resources, our government turned a blind eye to the radical anti-American ravings and links of Nidal Hasan, who later murdered 13 people at Fort Hood while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The Obama Administration did its best to conceal his religious and ideological motivation in the aftermath of the shootings. It commissioned a mendacious report on the cause of the shootings by two staunch advocates of racial preferences and restrictions on politically-incorrect speech. Their whitewash report blamed Hasan’s shootings on inadequate workplace stress programs and the “cumulative psychological effects of persistent conflict,” while deliberately ignoring the role of a “culture of political correctness” in causing the shootings. Although the killer’s actions were based on a radical Islamist ideology, the report did not even contain the words “Islam” or “Muslim,” and referred to the undisputed killer as “the alleged perpetrator.” Politically-correct military officials bent over backwards so far to accommodate Hasan’s ravings and on-the-job religious proselytizing before the shootings that they put up with behavior that would not even have been tolerated in the armies of sensible Muslim counties like Albania and Turkey.

“The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work,” reports the Post. The public portion of the security budget alone tops $75 billion.