Tragedy at Fort Hood
There are so many things that are just plain wrong with the mass murder at Ft. Hood that one can hardly begin an accounting.
For some shell-shocked soldiers seeking help at the treatment center, "it was like being back in Iraq" and even a place of healing, stateside, becomes a war zone.
Mikey Weinstein at Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) claims that Dr. Nidal M. Hasan, the alleged killer of 13 and assailant of 30 others, was being persecuted for his Muslim faith (not that murdering 13 and wounding another 30 is a valid response to religious persecution.).
This will give bigoted wingnuts like Ann Coulter, people who already look at Muslims as "a car-burning cult", fresh ammunition, if you'll pardon the phrase.
And our involvement in Afghanistan is allegedly the reason why a psychiatrist, of all people, decided to produce 43 casualties.
If you're a praying person, say a prayer for these poor 43 people, especially the surviving relatives of the 13 slain. If not, shake your head sadly and revere the memories of these people who chose to put their lives in possible jeopardy to keep us safe.
Because who would think that their lives would be put in jeopardy just in the act of seeking medical help and from one of the people who'd ordinarily provide it?