by Rick Moran, American Thinker
There has been no more shameful decision by the Obama administration than to deny the victims of Army Major Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree at Fort Hood the Purple Heart decoration. When the administration changed the designation of the domestic terrorist attack to the lunatic notion of “workplace violence,” Obama gut-punched the victims and their families, minimizing their sacrifice.
It’s going to take an act of Congress, but now it appears that a tremendous wrong is about to be righted.
Victims of the Fort Hood shooting will soon be eligible to receive the Purple Heart, with Congress pushing ahead with a policy change that would officially recognize domestic terrorism as an issue, rather than the “workplace violence” designation the Obama administration had used.
The issue has been contentious since the 2009 attack, with victims and their family members saying Army Maj. Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree was clearly linked to the broader war on terror that the U.S. is fighting overseas. Read the entire story.