Political Correctness Played A Part In The Fort Hood Shootings

Posted on Sun 11/08/2009 by

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I have never been one to be “politically correct.”

And I am not about to break the pattern with this article, so be forewarned.

There are two factors that led to the shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

One is political correctness, the other is a severely flawed U. S. military policy.

As far back as six months ago, the alleged Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan was brought to the attention of the FBI over suspected comments he had made on a website.

It is now coming to light that Hasan had also been known to make some of the same sorts of remarks to his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood.

Among these were such red-flags as:

Describing the U.S. Army as the aggressor in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory.”
It’s being said that he had compared a soldier who died smothering a grenade blast to “suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers.”

Now if both the FBI and the military both knew, or even suspected, that these were the beliefs of this man, why was nothing done about it?

Have we gone this far down the path of fearing being charged with ethnic profiling that we allow a man who appears to have radical Islamist ideals to be a member of our armed forces?

During a time of war, Hasan should have been investigated, brought up omn charges under the UCMJ (Uniform Code Of Military Justice, and dishonorably discharged.

President Obama has promised a full investigation of the circumstances that led to this tragedy, and I hope he starts with the chain-of-command at Fort Hood, and at any other military base where Hasan may have been stationed.

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