Members of Congress Demand Obama Admin Classify Ft. Hood Attack as ‘Act of Terrorism’

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Ned Berkowitz @ ABC News:

In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and ‘betrayed’ by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families.

“It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism,” wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep. Frank Wolf, R.-Virginia. “To date, the Department of Defense and the Army classify this attack [as] ‘workplace violence,’ despite mountains of evidence [that] clearly proves the Ft. Hood shooting was an act of terror.”

The letter recommends that members of Congress view the ABC News report, “which highlights the broken promises made to the victims of that attack by the Obama Administration. The video contains never-seen-before footage of the terrorist attack and moving interviews with several of the survivors.”

“As this news piece makes clear,” wrote McCaul and Wolf, “the result of this inexcusable [workplace violence] classification … is that victims and their families have not received the same recognition or medical and financial benefits as those wounded or killed in war.”

In a report that aired on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline,” former police sergeant Kimberly Munley, who helped stop the Ft. Hood shooting, said that President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.

“Betrayed is a good word,” said Munley, who sat next to First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2010 State of the Union address. “Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of … In fact, they’ve been neglected.”

There was no comment from the White House about Munley’s allegations.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

One Response to “Members of Congress Demand Obama Admin Classify Ft. Hood Attack as ‘Act of Terrorism’”

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    Nan G

    I was reading about the difference in benefits for those in long-term re-hab from this incident.
    It comes to an increase of about $70,000 worth of benefits per year.
    And, since some of them are suffering from lack of funds to pay their own bills, it seems to me that this designation should happen.
    From a purely technical standpoint, these men and women were only targeted because they were going to deploy to ”fight Muslims.”
    The Muslim shooter could not abide that.
    He USED his military access to get past the gate.
    Any other Muslim who wanted to kill soldiers would have had to storm that same gate instead.
    So, it was terrorism….but with the twist that political correctness put the shooter in the room.

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