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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bales and Hasan - A comparison

Received this in an email.  No idea who the author is, but it's worth consideration.

From a retired Navy Captain I served with when he was a lowly Ensign:
After reading the headlines about the US soldier who shot up Afghanistan
civilians, I couldn't help noticing an irony. There is all the clamor to
try this guy quickly and execute him, never mind his having suffered a
traumatic brain injury. Yet this Major Hasan, who shot up Fort Hood
while screaming Allah Akbar, still hasn't stood trial, and they are still
debating whether he was insane, even with the clear evidence regarding his
motive: Slay as many infidels as possible.
So we have a guy in a war zone who cracks, and he must be executed
immediately. But this Muslim psychiatrist who was stateside in a nice
safe office all day murders 13, wounds 29 of our own guys, and they try to
argue the poor lad suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome, from listening to
real soldiers who had actual battle experience. Two and a half years later,
they still haven't tried the murderous bastard.
 The double standards keep growing.

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