The Killer’s Profile
This Washington Post profile of the killer at Fort Hood will leave many inside the Army wondering who ought to have been responsible for removing him from the military. A caller yesterday raised the question of whether fear of being charged with anti-Muslim bigotry restrained his superiors and co-workers, and one can certainly see how cases like that of the flying Imams, discussed by Powerline’s Scott Johnson here and here, can lead ordinary people to refuse to raise issues of concern about aberrant behavior by co-workers who are Muslim. Such reticence can only be remedied by a clearly articulated policy within the military of anonymity and protection for individuals who make reports of alarming behavior based upon anti-war/pro-jihadist statements.
To my surprise and dismay, Congress will not break even for a day to join the country in mourning.