Friday, November 6, 2009

Fort Hood Under attack

Thursday afternoon in Fort Hood, Texas (the largest active armored post), Maj Hasan a psychiatrist shot and killed twelve people and wounded thiry-one people. Officials say that Hasan was scheduled to be deployed to Iraq and was pretty upset about it. It's crazy to think that one of our men that are scheduled to go over and fight for our country would take down his own men, right before deployment. Hasan came to Federal Law Enforcement Officials attention six months ago posting suicide bombings and threats on the internet but say that they are still trying to figure out if he was the author of these postings. Hasan used two handguns to take down over forty people. Officials took two other soilders into custody but were released after questioning. " It's difficult enough when we lose these great Americans in battles overseas," Obama said at the Interior department. For this to happen is something that we would never expect or ask for anyone to go through and the fact that our soilders who were just about to fight for us got shot down by one of their own, who has helped many of them at bad times, it's just crazy. I expect and hope that Hasan gets the justice that he deserves.

1 comment:

Megan Pattison said...

I think that your post entitled, “Fort Hood Under Attack”, regarding the incident at fort hood isn’t really a commentary about the U.S. national government. All you really did was recount what happened and give some opinion about how what happened was “wrong” and that you hope the person responsible will receive due punishment. This is a good opinion to defend, but I could not immediately see a direct tie to the nation government, and you do not provide a connection in your post itself. After careful thought and dissection of your post, I noticed that you could have made an argument about the fact that this person had been posting threats on the internet, but the government had failed to notice. If they had simply noticed this fact earlier then perhaps this situation could have been avoided. Although this could have been a connection to make, you did not argue any position on the subject so I believe that this was not meant to be your main point. The overall tone of your post is extremely against this action taking place, but again, I do not see this as a topic of national government, that could just be me though. I think that this topic has potential to become an argument over a topic of national government, but right now all I read is a summary of a terrible event that took place in Fort Hood, with some work I think that you could definitely develop a very strong argument.