A scapegoat is someone who is made to bear the blame of others. According to MSNBC, a Pentagon inquiry into the Fort Hood massacre expects to finger 5 or 8 Army officers who should have known the dangers posed by jihadist Army medical officer Nidal Malik Hasan.
Even after Hasan murdered 13 and wounded dozens, Army Chief-of-Staff General George Casey Jr. still priced political correctness above the safety of his soldiers, declaring that “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.” Casey was more concerned that Hasan’s Islamic faith could “cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers.”
So whom are we kidding here? With a chief like Casey, any officer who dared voice concerns and misgivings about Hasan would be accused of being “intolerant” and “insensitive” and punished with endless workshops on the virtues of “multiculturalism.” The Army officers who are now blamed for their failure to foresee Hasan’s murder spree are nothing other than Casey’s SCAPEGOATS.
~Eowyn (h/t Tom in NC!)
Pentagon may punish officers for base rampage
WASHINGTON – A Pentagon inquiry into the case of the alleged Fort Hood shooter could lead to punishment of up to eight Army officers, a U.S. official said Thursday. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was expected to refer findings on the officers to the Army for further inquiry and possible punishment. The report on what went wrong in the case of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused in the shootings, is expected to be released Friday.
The official said a Pentagon inquiry finds fault with five to eight supervisors who knew or should have known about the shortcomings and erratic behavior of the shooting suspect. Hasan is accused of killing 13 people at the Texas Army base on Nov. 5. The officers supervised Hasan when he was a medical student and during his early work as an Army psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center…. Hasan’s strident views on Islam became more pronounced as his training progressed. Worries about his competence also grew, yet his superiors continued to give him positive performance evaluations that kept him moving through the ranks. That led to his eventual assignment at Fort Hood. Recent statistics show the Army rarely blocks junior officers from promotion, especially in the medical corps.
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