Fort Hood massacre nothing more than “workplace violence” per DoD
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something like this pops up:
Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation's Armed Forces at home.
During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.
I really don’t know what more to say other than I agree with Senator Collins. What happened at Ft. Hood wasn’t a case of “workplace violence”, it was a case of a radicalized Islamist going on a murderous rampage because of his radicalization. It was also a total failure of leaders to recognize the threat and act on it well before it ended in the death of 13 at the Texas military installation.
Why facing up to this seems to be such a chore for DoD and this administration remains the mystery. But the other point Sen. Collins makes is just as important – “political correctness” within the military is “being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home”. And this absurdity makes her point better than anything I’ve seen to date.