‘After reading the headlines about the US soldier who shot up Afghanistan civilians, I couldn’t help noticing an irony. There is all this clamor to try the guy quickly while emphasizing that he will probably face the death penalty and be executed, never mind his having suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Yet Major Hassan, who shot up Fort Hood while screaming Allah Akbar, still hasn’t stood trial, and they are still debating whether he was insane, even with the clear evidence regarding his motive: slay as many infidels as possible.
So we have a guy in a war zone who cracks, and he must be tried and probably executed immediately, but this Muslim psychiatrist who was stateside in a nice safe office all day murders 13 and wounds 29 of our own guys, and they try to argue the poor lad suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome, from listening to real soldiers who had actual battle experience. Two and a half years later, they still haven’t tried the murderous bastard.’ -thoughts of many