Attempting to cut through Obama’s Orwellian obfuscation. “Measure Would Declare Hasan a ‘Terrorist,'” by Jim Forsyth for WOAI, September 3 (thanks to Kenneth):
Victims of NIdal [sic] Hasan’s rampage at Ft. Hood are praising Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) and two central Texas Republican Congressmen, John Carter and Roger Williams, for introducing the ‘Honoring the Ft. Hood Heroes Act’ which would declare that those who were shot in November of 2009 were ‘casualties of war in the face of an armed enemy,’ and were not victims of ‘workplace violence’ as the Pentagon has claimed, 1200 WOAI news reports.
“The bill’s plain declarations that the Ft. Hood attack was terrorism, and that the Islamic extremist Nidal Hasan is a traitor to the United States, are especially welcome and long overdue,” said Reed Rubinstein, who is an attorney for the men and women who were wounded at the families of those who were killed.
“This simple honesty is a strong antidote to the nearly four years of obfuscation, denial, and spin that the Ft. Hood Heroes have suffered at the hands f [sic] the DoD, FBI, and other parts of the Executive Branch.
Support for the measure is bipartisan, with several Democrats signing on to the measure.
“We are a nation at war, and the location in which our men and women in uniform come under hostile fire from a terrorist should not unduly prejudice them and their families from receiving full honors, recognition, and benefits associated with their courageous service,” Cornyn said.