Thursday, February 14, 2013

Obama Abandoning Heroes

Gary L. Bauer
American Values

Earlier this week I told you the story of Kimberly Munley, the police sergeant who helped stop the Fort Hood shooting. During the 2010 State of the Union, Obama promised to take care of the victims of the attack. But Munley claimed last week on ABC News that she felt “betrayed” by the Obama administration and that “Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of…In fact, they’ve been neglected.”

Now Republican members of the House are furious and demanding action. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) have sent a letter to their fellow members of Congress demanding that the Fort Hood attack be labeled a “terrorist attack” which is what it was and that all the heroes and victims of that attack be provided full combat healthcare benefits. “It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is – an act of terrorism,” the letter states.

As things stand now, the Fort Hood victims are getting lower priority access than other veterans to the healthcare they need, because the Obama administration labeled the attack “workplace violence” not a terrorist attack or “combat related” violence.

The accused gunman in the attack, Major Nidal Hasan, is awaiting trial on charges of premeditated murder and attempted murder. Hasan had been in regular contact with al Qaeda leaders and yelled “Allahu Akhbar” as he shot his victims.

I told you recently about neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who lashed out at political correctness during his National Day of Prayer speech. Well, political correctness explains why the Obama administration isn’t calling this clear act of terrorism what it is.

The mass shooting was bad enough. But because they aren’t getting the same medical treatment as their brothers and sisters in arms, the victims and heroes of the horrific Fort Hood killing have been victimized again, by their own government.

Fourteen people were killed in the attack, including a mother and her unborn child. Thirty-two others were injured. I’m glad House Republicans are trying to shame the Obama Administration into action but I see nothing to give me hope that the White House will do the right thing.