Monday, November 09, 2009

Senate will investigate Army shootings

Senator: Senate will investigate Army shootings; AP

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee says he plans to begin a congressional investigation of the shootings at Fort Hood.

An Army major, Nidal Malik Hasan (nih-DAHL' mah-LEEK' hah-SAHN'), is suspected of killing 13 people and wounding 29 others at the Army post in Texas.

Sen. Joe Lieberman says he wants to determine whether the shootings constitute a terrorist attack. He says he also wants to find out whether the Army missed warning signs that Hasan was becoming extreme in his Islamist views.

The Connecticut independent says if Hasan was showing signs of becoming an Islamist radical, the Army should have shown "zero tolerance" and discharged him.

Comment: Geeze, come on; is Lieberman for real?

1 comment:

Tom Sawyer said...

Whether or not one agrees with the current use of our military, we should all be able to agree on this, if we are in the business of fighting Islamic terrorists around the world with our military then is it not patently ridiculous that one was enabled to be in our military and commit atrocities upon it from inside?

Don't we want our government on some level to hold its own agencies accountable for something?