Congress Gets In Fort Hood Act

The tragedy of Ft. Hood is still in the minds of Americans and nonstop questions about why or why not or what else could have been done reverberate throughout the nation. Several congressional committees are exploring the possibility of conducting investigations about events at the base. Yes, just what we need, a political sideshow into a tragedy in which those with limited knowledge of the military or the minds of men and women in the service summon “experts” to explain the workings of a man who committed a deadly attack on his fellow soldiers. Frankly, the United States Army is quite capable of investigating the events and there are plenty of army psychiatrists around who can offer opinions.

Just for once, can politicians remain off base and allow those on the base to do their jobs? Most probably, the nation eventually will understand more about the mental functions of Major Hasan. Unfortunately, gaining this knowledge is a bit too late. Unfortunately, there are other such individuals in the service and they will eventually explode. No congressional committee can avoid this probability.