Ed Driscoll

Better Screwed than Rude: Fort Hood as 'Workplace Violence'

“And as horrific as this tragedy [at Fort Hood] was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

General George William Casey Jr., chief of staff of the United States Army, Meet The Press, November 8, 2009.

Fortunately, the Pentagon is taking steps to reduce the chances of further “workplace violence:”

More than nine months after the Fort Hood, Texas, massacre, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a series of changes meant to prevent such incidents.

In a 26-page memo released [Friday] and signed Aug. 18, Gates ordered a series of procedural and policy changes that focus on identifying, responding to and preventing potential workplace violence.

On Nov. 5, 2009, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an American-born Muslim of Palestinian descent, allegedly shot and killed 13 people [actually 14, but libs don’t count unborn babies] and wounded dozens more at the Texas base. …

The changes include plans to educate military commanders on signs of potential workplace violence, increase commanders’ access to personnel records and improve emergency notifications and the 911 system.

The Moonbattery blog adds, “The important thing is to twist ourselves into whatever demented contortions might be necessary so as to pretend that Hasan was just a disgruntled worker who happened to go postal, and his scream of “Allahu Akbar” as the bloodshed began was only an irrelevant slip of the tongue.”

Or as John Derbyshire quipped immediately after 9/11, “Better screwed than rude.”