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So how did this turn into our military's fault?

Please explain how a man who had never been overseas shoots up a building full of soldiers and it's those soldiers' and the military's fault. That seems to be a popular opinion around here.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Nov. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (13)
  • it's not the victim's fault, it's the shooter's fault, and the military that turned the "politically correct cheek" that are to blame.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • It's not the victims' fault. But someone better have some very good answers as to why after 6 months of watching someone who was obviously mentally unstable, they still went ahead with his deployment and never once ordered a psych exam.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:28 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • It's the blame game. Don't hold the person who did the act accountable - blame someone else.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 1:51 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • It's not the military's fault. This could very well be a result of political correctness taking over. jmo ..  People were afraid to stand up and hold him accountable for his words because he was Muslim. They didn't want to be accused of being intolerant. So they tolerated the shooter.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:52 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Its not even about tolerance, IMO The military has enough heat about discrimination with the gay's in the military. They didn't want another question of discrimination being brought forward with religion as well. The very people who are supporting this man's action would have cried equal rights and discrimination. As they are now. Blaming the military is wrong. Its time to be held accountable for actions. Regardless of who you are, or what your religious aflication is.

    Answer by WhoCares224 at 2:17 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • I don't think its the military's fault. Hindsight is always 20/20. Plus the military is under extraordinary amounts of pressure to supply troops, so they probably were under strict orders to not delay deployment.

    Just guessing.


    Answer by SRiveroC at 2:20 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • So avoiding the potential embarrassment of a hearing was worth the lives taken last week? Nice to see where priorities lie. If you're so upset about the PC'ness of it all, why are you excusing it?

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:21 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • everyone is just speculating no one knows this man's true motive. The fault lies with the shooter... even if a psych test was conducted the guy is a shrink , he would have covered it, i think..(another speculation). to blame the military is silly. we need no scapegoat..we know who the shooter is.. and nothing justifies it.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 2:21 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Some commands are different than others, if he wasn't being given some psych evaluation before deployment after knowing about some questionable things he's been saying, I'm not going to say its anyone else's fault, but they should be more concerned and prepared for the well being of the soldiers in the future.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • It's not the military's fault they are adjusting their ways every day to make this better. The post commander for Fort Hood changed it so soldiers could NOT work on weekends without his permission or past 6 PM. That is a HUGE change from the 15 hour days I used to work when I was there. According to sources this guy wasn't perceived as mentally unstable and never gave anyone a reason to think he was. We can all look and speculate now about the what ifs but that doesn't change the situation. I can care less what religion he is or nationality I think in the end he needs to fry for what he did and will pay the price. Hell I think send him overseas to a jail there that will teach him a freaking lesson .

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

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