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Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims
ABC ^ | 12 Feb 13 | NED BERKOWITZ and BRIAN ROSS

Posted on 02/12/2013 10:26:56 AM PST by xzins

Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.

"Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline."

"Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected."

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

Thirteen people were killed, including a pregnant soldier, and 32 others shot in the November 2009 rampage by the accused shooter, Major Nidal Hasan,

Munley, since laid off from her job with the base's civilian police force, was shot three times as she and her partner, Sgt. Mark Todd, confronted Hasan, who witnesses said had shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire on soldiers being processed for deployment to Afghanistan.

As Munley lay wounded, Todd fired the five bullets credited with bringing Hasan down.

Despite extensive evidence that Hasan was in communication with al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack, the military has denied the victims a Purple Heart and is treating the incident as "workplace violence" instead of "combat related" or terrorism. Munley and dozens of other victims have now filed a lawsuit against the military alleging the "workplace violence" designation means the Fort Hood victims are receiving lower priority access to medical care as veterans, ....

Some of the victims "had to find civilian doctors to get proper medical treatment" ...said the group's lawyer, Reed Rubinstein.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; anwaralawlaki; banglist; bhosotu; forthood; fthood; guncontrol; hassan; nidalhasan; obama; purpleheart; purplehearts; secondamendment; terrorism; wot
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1 posted on 02/12/2013 10:27:06 AM PST by xzins
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To: xzins

Well, looky here. ABC doing a random act of journalism?


2 posted on 02/12/2013 10:28:27 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; P-Marlowe

Do you think lady will be in Obama’s box seat during tonight’s State of the Union?


3 posted on 02/12/2013 10:31:00 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Well, looky here. ABC doing a random act of journalism?”

We’ll see, but I’m intrigued.


4 posted on 02/12/2013 10:32:23 AM PST by jocon307
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To: xzins

Wow, the list of people Obama and his goon squad has to personally destory is growing by the day.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 10:33:32 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: xzins

I wish she were.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 10:33:32 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: FlipWilson

This surprised me being on ABC, but the title surprised me more.

The could have hidden this by titling it “Complaints at Ft Hood”, but they didn’t.


7 posted on 02/12/2013 10:36:30 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: FlipWilson

It’s at least 53% of the US population.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 10:36:40 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Mouton

I expect diane sawyer to turn this into something pro-Obama when it airs tonight, but this title and article aren’t positive toward him


9 posted on 02/12/2013 10:37:54 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Brave gal.

Remember, to this day, Hussein denies that Hassan is a terrorists.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 10:38:29 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: xzins
"Munley, since laid off from her job with the base's civilian police force...."

0bama strikes again.

11 posted on 02/12/2013 10:38:47 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Look at the byline. Brian Ross. Rescuing his reputation? I don’t care what it takes. Still, isn’t it sad something like this is remarkable?


12 posted on 02/12/2013 10:41:24 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe that explains why Hasan hasn’t been taken out by a drone yet.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 10:41:33 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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14 posted on 02/12/2013 10:42:46 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: xzins

15 posted on 02/12/2013 10:43:33 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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16 posted on 02/12/2013 10:43:45 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: cld51860

Still, isn’t it sad something like this is remarkable?

* * *

Yup. I posted this on my Facebook page and led off with, “I’m astounded ABC is covering this.”


17 posted on 02/12/2013 10:44:29 AM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

That’s what she said to Bill.

Every man who ever met her rolled over top of her.

THAT is why she should never be president of these US of A.


18 posted on 02/12/2013 10:48:37 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Obama’s been too busy doling out benefits to homosexuals in the military.


19 posted on 02/12/2013 10:52:24 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: xzins

Maybe she should start a support group with that Hurricane Sandy victim that Obama promised to help.

... or should that be a seppuku group?


20 posted on 02/12/2013 10:59:56 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Moonman62

And cutting benefits to veterans


21 posted on 02/12/2013 11:00:59 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Chad N. Freud

She was in the Obama box at the State of the Union a few short years ago.

Wonder if they have a support group for “The SOTU Box Betrayed”


22 posted on 02/12/2013 11:03:07 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her...

Yeah, welcome to America, honey, where Obama has betrayed everyone except his Marxist collaborators.

23 posted on 02/12/2013 11:06:43 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: xzins

Thirteen people were killed, including a pregnant soldier, and 32 others shot in the November 2009 rampage by the accused shooter, Major Nidal Hasan,

That makes 14 people killed. One was in-utero, however. This continues to bother me.


24 posted on 02/12/2013 11:11:37 AM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: xzins

What was she expecting from the President and the First Lady? That’s what politicians do: they use people and exploit tragedies to further their own careers and agendas. Maybe someday the American people will leave their naivete with their morning business in the bathroom, wake up and smell the coffee, and understand that politicians and government are not their friends. I am sick of these disillusioned citizens crying about insensitive politicians as the electorate continues to put the same people under different names and parties into office. As Chrissie Hynde sings: it is time for you to stop all of your sobbing!


25 posted on 02/12/2013 11:13:20 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: xzins

Thanks for posting this! I don’t follow the MSM so I wouldn’t have seen it otherwise.’

To me, the way Hassan has been handled with kid gloves, never accused of either terrorism or treason, is beyond belief. But what’s even more beyond belief is the way it disappeared so quickly from public view. The press simply buried it because that’s what Obama wanted.


26 posted on 02/12/2013 11:13:37 AM PST by livius
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To: xzins

27 posted on 02/12/2013 11:24:46 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: xzins

“...the military has denied the victims a Purple Heart and is treating the incident as ‘workplace violence’ instead of ‘combat related’ or terrorism.”

I cannot TELL you how glad I am to be OUT of today’s military. Effing PC BS!

These people were killed in cold blood by a TERRORIST waging jihad! A TERRORIST PAID BY THE US TAXPAYER!


28 posted on 02/12/2013 11:29:04 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: xzins

I think I heard on the radio that some special ops guy turned down invite to sit with Michelle tonight, did anyone else hear this?


29 posted on 02/12/2013 11:29:23 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: xzins

As Munley lay wounded, Todd fired the five bullets credited with bringing Hasan down
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Sorry, don’t know how many actually HIT the ‘target’, BUT if he was hit 5 times and survived, easy to see why the ‘rentacops’ may have been replaced..
Easy to figure out that if 1 or more of the ‘troops’ had a means to ‘protect’ themselves the shooter wouldn’t be costing a whole lot of money over whether or not he is allowed to have a straggly beard.


30 posted on 02/12/2013 11:30:20 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Rusty0604

Yes, it was the guy they gave a Medal of Honor to yesterday.


31 posted on 02/12/2013 11:33:20 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Army Secretary McHugh says awarding Purple Hearts could adversely affect the trial of Major Hasan.

"To award a Purple Heart, it has to be done by a foreign terrorist element," said McHugh. "So to declare that soldier a foreign terrorist, we are told, I'm not an attorney and I don't run the Justice Department, but we're told would have a profound effect on the ability to conduct the trial."

And there you have it...

32 posted on 02/12/2013 11:43:47 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: xzins

Do you think lady will be in Obama’s box seat during
tonight’s State of the Union?

I hope so and I hope if Obama mentions gun control she starts a chant of “Justice for Ft. Hood” and if the GOP had a spine they would join in.


33 posted on 02/12/2013 11:47:55 AM PST by GraceG
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To: xzins
Every man who ever met her rolled over top of her.

And not in a good way.

34 posted on 02/12/2013 11:50:06 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: xzins

It was an honest slip of the tongue. He meant to say that Hasan would be well teken care of.


35 posted on 02/12/2013 11:56:14 AM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Timber Rattler

[ Army Secretary McHugh says awarding Purple Hearts could adversely affect the trial of Major Hasan.

“To award a Purple Heart, it has to be done by a foreign terrorist element,” said McHugh. “So to declare that soldier a foreign terrorist, we are told, I’m not an attorney and I don’t run the Justice Department, but we’re told would have a profound effect on the ability to conduct the trial.”

And there you have it... ]

Why do you think Valerie Jarrett told Obama to do that....


36 posted on 02/12/2013 11:58:42 AM PST by GraceG
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To: xrmusn
Sorry, don’t know how many actually HIT the ‘target’, BUT if he was hit 5 times and survived, easy to see why the ‘rentacops’ may have been replaced..

Based on that blue Toyota, it's still over one-thousand percent better than the LAPD after over fifty shots fired and only injured two women, missing their target completely because he was not even in the area.

37 posted on 02/12/2013 12:04:52 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
"Well, looky here. ABC doing a random act of journalism"

Don't say that until it airs in full. I expect some editorial deision maker to find a story on the snail darter that will take its place.

38 posted on 02/12/2013 12:06:27 PM PST by xkaydet65
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39 posted on 02/12/2013 12:14:35 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: xzins

The article says she was laid off from her job. Did they revert to strictly military police on base, or did they just cut back on the number of civilian police? Anybody know?


40 posted on 02/12/2013 12:27:25 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

A lot of civilian guards have been replaced by military who have rotated back from the desert. It depends on the base. I was out at Hood temporarily and they had a ton of civilian guards when I was there. This was in 2008.


41 posted on 02/12/2013 12:34:58 PM PST by USAF80
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To: USAF80

Thanks for the response, and thank you for your service.


42 posted on 02/12/2013 12:45:15 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Well, looky here. ABC doing a random act of journalism?

***
Yes, but isn’t it interesting that they look into interviewing her after Obamugabe’s alleged re-election?


43 posted on 02/12/2013 12:54:01 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
“...the military has denied the victims a Purple Heart and is treating the incident as ‘workplace violence’ instead of ‘combat related’ or terrorism.”

While the workplace violence designation is ludicrous the award of the Purple Heart to civilians was specifically banned by the Army before 9-11.I left in 2006 and unless there have been changes the following remains true:

Several civilians , especially AMC Project manager Saudi Arabian National Guard who were injured in the 1995 terrorist attack received the Purple Heart for injuries incurred. in that event on 13 November 1995, a 220-pound car bomb exploded in a parking lot adjacent to an office building housing the Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard, in Riyadh, causing five U.S. and two Indian fatalities.

I think several others were awarded for injuries incurred in Former Yugoslavia. Uniformed service personnel and such veterans groups as the VFW became irate over the ‘degrading’ of the decoration by awarding it to some civilian feds. Before the events of 9-11 the Army specifically banned the award of the Purple Heart to any government or other civilian. There was a discussion of establishing a ‘civilian purple heart’ but the Army leadership had no interest in this and it went no where. I am no fan of the Mahdi, but this bit of contemptible behavior has more to do with petty jealousy within the Army family than anything else.

44 posted on 02/12/2013 1:00:25 PM PST by robowombat
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To: FlipWilson

Sgt Munley can get together with the woman Obama used in NJ after Sandy who had yet to see a thing he’d promised.


45 posted on 02/12/2013 1:14:53 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: robowombat

Everybody gets a trophy.


46 posted on 02/12/2013 1:20:02 PM PST by Clock King
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To: xzins

ABC??

Really??
Seriously??

I mean,... really??


47 posted on 02/12/2013 1:52:07 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Moonman62

There is no surprise here, when mac daddy spoke his first words as a baby it was a lie and to this day whenever he opens his mouth lies just pour out.


48 posted on 02/12/2013 2:07:14 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Chad N. Freud
"Maybe she should start a support group with that Hurricane Sandy victim that Obama promised to help."

What are you talking about? Obama's support for the Sandy victims has been utterly fantastic. Just ask the blubbering Governor Christie.

49 posted on 02/12/2013 2:13:15 PM PST by cookcounty
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To: BenLurkin
She is a brave gal and few people know what she went through. Her leg was in really bad shape.I had the pleasure of meeting her at her parents business in NC. These people are the bests of the best, finest of the finest. For Obama not to take care of the wounded ,which does not surprise me,is a true outrage.

Kimberly is a mom and was a true brave patriot during the entire shooting.

50 posted on 02/12/2013 2:16:32 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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