Why is it that a self-confessed terrorist recently convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder committed during a terror attack be denied the terrorist label by our own Government? It is not surprising the Government continues to "fog the facts" of Nadal Hassan's true intentions by saying the attack he committed at Ft. Hood as work place violence. The Government has blood on its hands and is complicit in the atrocity committed because the Military Brass and the US Intelligence community knew who and what Hassan was long before he walked into that medical facility at Ft. Hood. The Obama administration continues the grief of the families because even if justice is meted and Hassan is actually put to death those he murdered are being denied the military medals and compensation that goes with it. The Government has the ability to right this travesty and elevate those slain service members from mere victims of their workplace.
During the trial, Hassan openly admitted the killings were motivated by his Islamic religion to wage Jihad against the US. The trial judge did everything possible to keep this terrorist from actually being one in the court room. For instance, in 2010 Hassan was interviewed by mental health experts and that report was denied inclusion into the record because "According to these documents, Hasan told medical health experts in 2010 that he "would still be a martyr" even if he was convicted and executed by the US government.
Hassan wanted to share this report with the Prosecution but the Judge denied it! The Judge also denied prosecution evidence of Hassan early radicalization.
So Hassan continues to be paid his salary and receives the best medical care at our expense. The US Government knew who and what Hassan was. In spite of the fact that Hassan worked every single day of his military career alongside psychiatrists they were clueless about spotting his behavior?
General George Casey, the US Army Chief of Staff said it all when he was quoted shortly after the shooting:
""real tragedy" would be harming the cause of diversity, saying, "As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well." Several months later, in a February 2010 interview, Casey said, "Our diversity – not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse."
Why don't we just drop the word "diversity" and leave the word "cause" because the cause that Hassan was attempting to uphold in his sick and twisted Islamic mind is exactly what the Government is protecting. Aiding and Abetting, pure and simple....