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Why wasn't Hasan Investigated?

After reading about the horrific Ft. Hood shootings, I was rather puzzled a href=”http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,572305,00.html”when I read the following:/abr /br /blockquoteFederal law enforcement officials told the Associated Press that Hasan had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed homicide bombings and other threats. The officials said they are still trying to confirm that he was the author.br /br /One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates homicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades.br /br /”To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause,” said the Internet posting. “Scholars have paralled (sic) this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers.”br /br /They say an official investigation was not opened.br /br /Hasan was working with soldiers at Darnall Army Medical Center on Fort Hood after being transferred in July from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he had worked for six years before recently receiving a poor review./blockquotebr /br /This man was being entrusted with the mental health of soldiers, and no one could be bothered to take the time to find out if he was mentally stable himself? After a poor review, a href=”http://www.breitbart.tv/co-worker-ft-hood-gunman-made-outlandish-comments-condemning-us-foreign-policy/”remarks that make you wonder/a which side this guy was on, and possible writings on a web posting that are troubling, he was not investigated? br /br /Was it political correctness and concern for his Muslim heritage that kept officials from looking further into his mental health? Was the army so desperate for a psychiatrist (a href=”http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news/Silent-Shortage-Of-Psychiatrists-growing-in-the-U-S–6962-1/”there is always a shortage/a) they didn’t dare do anything? br /br /The public deserves an explanation.br /br /Update: AllahPundit at Hot Air a href=”http://hotair.com/archives/2009/11/05/breaking-massacre-at-fort-hood/comment-page-36/”has much more/a on the topic.