Fort Hood Shooter Was Iraq War Veteran With PTSD Symptoms

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 6:40 am

The soldier who engaged in a shooting spree at Fort Hood yesterday, killing three and then himself, was an Iraq War veteran suffering from conditions like PTSD according to the commanding general of Fort Hood.

The shooter, Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, “was being treated for behavioral and mental health issues” and had served four months in Iraq in 2011.

That Darned Political Correctness!

By: Friday November 27, 2009 6:01 pm

Hey, remember the week after the Fort Hood shooting, when it seemed like every single conservative on the planet was repeating the same “political correctness is to blame” talking point in perfect 814-part harmony? Well, it turns out they were right about there being a politically-driven communication breakdown after all:

Dana Perino: No Terror Attack on USA in Bush Era

By: Wednesday November 25, 2009 1:45 pm

Dana Perino pronounces: “We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.”

Costs of Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Proving Unsustainable

By: Tuesday November 17, 2009 7:55 am

Fighting two wars under the dual myths of an all-volunteer force and a refusal to raise taxes to fund the conflicts is destroying our armed forces, our economy and the fabric of our society.

Demagoguing Fort Hood, Hoekstra Adds to List of Lies

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 11:55 am

A short collection of Crazy Pete Hoekstra’s most egregious lies shows that his demagoging of the Fort Hood attack fits into his larger pattern–and ought to warn journalists about treating anything he says seriously.

Wherein Lies the Fort Hood Intel Failure? Connecting Nidal Hasan’s Dots

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 6:15 am

Now perhaps Crazy Pete Hoekstra knows of something more, or perhaps he would advocate that everyone with known contacts with one extremist should have their IP address permanently tracked (in which case I assume he’s willing to undergo such scrutiny, given his ties to Manucher Ghorbanifar). But otherwise the data that didn’t get shared appears to be from the brick and mortar world, not the telecom world.

Fort Hood Shooter’s Trial May Shed Light on NSA/CIA Domestic Spying

By: Tuesday November 10, 2009 3:00 pm

Will the greater discovery rights afforded to defendants in military criminal trials allow the Fort Hood shooter defense to shed light on CIA/NSA domestic spying?

David Brooks Courageously Embraces War Against Islam

By: Tuesday November 10, 2009 1:03 pm

David Brooks accuses the media of offering politically correct “therapy” to excuse the actions of Major Hasan while ignoring the narrative that the killings justify America’s global war against Islam.

The Company He Keeps

By: Monday November 9, 2009 1:30 am

He’s with them on everything except what they were elected for.

Right-Wingers: “Political Correctness” to Blame for Ft. Hood Shootings

By: Friday November 6, 2009 10:30 am

It’s worth revisiting what the right-wing was saying after a Christianist terrorist assassinated Dr. George Tiller in Kansas.

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