GOP rep.: Ft. Hood report ‘sanitized’
The Pentagon’s 86-page report on the Fort Hood massacre was “sanitized” to avoid discussing Islamic terrorism, the congressman who represents the base told POLITICO Monday.
The report, released last week, says that the Army’s middle management missed signals about Nidal Malik Hasan in the months leading up to the mass shooting.
But missing from the report is any discussion of what Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) said was the a “crisis” with Islamic terrorism. Hasan allegedly wore ritual Muslim garb shouted “God is great” in Arabic when opening fire on a group of soldiers on the base — facts Carter said should have been disclosed in the report to help soldiers identify such signs in the future.
A search of the report does not turn up any mentions of Islam.
“People are afraid to speak out and label someone because they’ll be accused of being a racist or accused of profiling or being prejudiced against a certain religion or race of people,” Carter told POLITICO. “But in a time of national crisis, which I believe we are in, all identifiers must be discussed.”
“We want the world to know that we are not prejudiced, even to the people that hate us,” Carter said. “That’s craziness.”
It is pretty sad when the so called leaders of the greatest military force on the planet do not even have the guts to speak the truth. Especially when it is their fault that we lost 13 American soldiers because of politically correct policies. The Pentagon’s review on the Fort Hood shooting is nothing more than a whitewash of the Islamic factor in the attack and we will never win a war if we cannot even name the enemy. Military families should be outraged by this.