Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Other Tragedy of Fort Hood

The first tragedy is, of course, that cowardice and political correctness on the part of the Army and the FBI meant then Captain Nidal Hassan, who was known to be seeking and receiving guidance from a wanted terrorist, was not only retained in the Army, but promoted to the rank of major, and that, after briefing people with a powerpoint presentation on exactly what he was going to do, he gunned down soldiers preparing for deployment at a Fort Hood processing station.  He also killed the unborn baby of one of the soldiers, and severely wounded a police officer.

The other tragedy is that the cowardice continues with the attack being officially called, not terrorism, not an act of war, but "workplace violence."  If you think it's just a matter of words, consider this.  Although the soldiers were in uniform, and had reported to that station in preparation for deployment, and despite the fact that Hassan had been instructed by al-Awlacki that terror was an instrumental part of jihad - despite the fact that these people were wounded and killed in the line of duty, not a single one of them will receive a Purple Heart  or any of the benefits that should be attached to being wounded or killed in action.

Supporting the troops means more than sending care packages.  Sometimes it means something as simple as insisting that words reflect reality, and that political correctness take a back seat to the mission.

Thanks, Maggie.

1 comment:

Maggie@Maggiesnotebook said...

Steven, you are so right in everything you said. I blame the U.S. Senate. The House has no power without the Senate. Without the Senate supporting them, this administration has created atrocities beyond our imagining.

I hope, when the Obama's go to bed on November 6th, they are so humiliated that it never leaves their consciousness.

Thanks much for the link.