The Obama administration has finally acknowledged that those hurt and killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings were victims of terrorism -- and not “workplace violence,” as it was previously described. But while formal recognition of that is set for Friday, when victims will receive the Purple Heart, it may only be symbolic.I find it bizarre that a government denies it's military (who defend our nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic) compensation for injuries while serving ... which as a matter of policy refuses to allow servicemen on duty to carry a weapon ... can deny full benefits for victims of wounds and other injuries.
Surely, some of those injured were not activly "on duty" at the time; but others were. What's the difference between those who were actively "on duty" (an MP?) and those who were 'on base'?
When I was in the army, when I was in a military base I was always assumed to be "on duty" even if I was not carrying a firearm at the time.
This was obviously a cost-cutting decision, made with no consideration of how the professional service men and women (the person who cut down the murderer was an MP ... but she couldn't be EVERYWHERE!) would react to this patent lack of faith.
The lesson I learned in the military is that loyalty must not only go up the chain of command, but down. I guess Obama has no understanding of the concepts of loyalty, duty, honor and country.
We're not talking about "Stand Your Ground" civilians here; we're talking about people who were targeted specifically because they were members of the military!
The Golden Rule applies here!
So it is in private industry, so it is in Governmental employ, and so it is with the guy who beats the stroke-tempo galley oared by slaves.
And so it is with the Obama Administration, which has belatedly decreed that
Fox News has learned as part of its ongoing investigation of the 2009 terrorist attack that the military, at least in one case, is still denying benefits for injuries sustained in the attack.
Screw You, Obama. We no longer owe you ANYTHING, you faithless bitch!