Because they knew that not to do so would be “Islamophobic.” “In Hasan Case, Superiors Ignored Their Worries,” from AP, January 11 (thanks to all who sent this in):
WASHINGTON — A Defense Department review of the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, has found the doctors overseeing Maj. Nidal Hasan’s medical training repeatedly voiced concerns over his strident views on Islam and his inappropriate behavior, yet continued to give him positive performance evaluations that kept him moving through the ranks….
Hasan, 39, is accused of murdering 13 people on Nov. 5 at Fort Hood, the worst killing spree on a U.S. military base.
What remains unclear is why Hasan would be advanced in spite of all the worries over his competence. That is likely to be the subject of a more detailed accounting by the department. Recent statistics show the Army rarely blocks junior officers from promotion, especially in the medical corps.
Oh, it isn’t unclear at all. The blame for this should be laid squarely at the feet of the Islamic advocacy groups such as CAIR and MPAC that have worked for years to make any suspicion of Islamic supremacist tendencies tantamount to “bigotry” and “hatred.” America reaped the fruit of the intimidation campaign at Fort Hood.