Christian Science Monitor (3/6/2010): John Patrick Bedell: Did right-wing extremism lead to shooting?
John Patrick Bedell, whom authorities identified as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting on Thursday, appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings.
Christian Science Monitor (3/6/2010): Political extremism: Not so easy to categorize.
Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell was an anti-Bush registered Democrat who believed 9/11 was planned and carried out by the US government, so he must be left-wing, right?
The truth here is way beyond such facile political analysis.
The truth is that it wasn't his politics that caused him to do this, but the fact that he was a nutjob. But what explains this first article? Wishful thinking on the part of the writer?
And these people wonder why their industry is dying.