US President Barack Obama has ordered a clamp down on information from various intelligence agencies on Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, instructing the National Security Council to be the only agency issuing news updates, according to Fox News. Is this another attempt by Obama to pick and choose what information gets out, to keep Americans from knowing everything.
The Defense Department is launching a broad investigation -- Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said the probe will reach all corners of the Pentagon, ... that the issues raised by the case of accused shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan are larger than the Army. (CBS) Will the media get any real information about the results of this investigation or simply what Obama wants them to hear? The Army will be conducting it's own investigation.
As to those killed by Hasan, a new bill would award those in the military the purple heart, be granted the same legal status as combatant casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq and non-military victims could receive the Secretary of Defense Medal of Freedom -- the civilian equivalent of the Purple Heart. (CNN)
The bill was introduced by Texas GOP Rep. John Carter, who represents Fort Hood in the House of Representatives.
"As far as I'm concerned, this was an attack by an enemy upon American troops on American soil," Carter said Tuesday at a Capitol Hill news conference.
The bill "is about giving soldiers the benefits that other soldiers get when they are unfortunate enough to be killed or wounded in a combat zone."
Granting combatant status would also guarantee beneficiaries of military service members killed in the attack can receive the maximum life insurance benefit, according to Carter's office.
The Europeans are disappointed with Barack Obama. Many voters are disappointed with Obama. September 11, 2001 families are angry with Obama. Now the media should be angry with Obama.