I try SO hard not to get political on here. Once I start ranting, it's hard for me to stop, so I usually keep my mouth shut altogether.
But sorry, this is driving me insane.
"Maj." Nidal Malik Hasan is a terrorist.
He did not snap due to stress. He was a psychiatrist, I'm confident he had great coping skills. I can't pretend I fully understand his motivations; I don't. I'm not in the business of mind-reading, but there comes a point when we need to call a spade a spade. His history of misconduct is long, and he was outspoken in his beliefs that Islam came before the constitution, the war on terror was a war on Muslims, and that his "fellow Muslims" in Iraq and Afghanistan had every right to rise up against their American aggressors. Further investigation by the FBI has uncovered all sorts of ugly stuff, more and more of which is being revealed every day.
He gave away most of his possession before the attack; he knew he was going to die. Eye witnesses to the attacks heard him "praising Allah" in Arabic as he fired on some of our country's bravest. He sent terror through the Fort Hood community, and to our country as a whole.
He walks like a duck, he talks like a duck, and his history of conduct is equally duck-ish.