Are we to take it that the Army quietly rejected him for fear being labeled “islamophobes”. Better to suffer the casualties than be labeled “islamophobes”. And we wonder why they are so bold.
Kinda like the interviews with the Boston bombers before hand, better to suffer the attack than write a report using a term so volition as “Islamic extremist”...that could be a career ender.
It was the FBI that issued the alert... maybe they’ve decided the grandparents of the Tea Party aren’t that dangerous after all...
Remember what the Commander of the Army Post Gen Casey Said after Nidal Hassan killed all those soldiers” “real tragedy” would be harming the cause of diversity, saying, “As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well.” Several months later, in a February 2010 interview, Casey said, “Our diversitynot only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.” What a P.O.S. , I can’t believe someone like Casey ever became a General in the US military.
Here’s another unanswered question: with the current military draw-down, it’s a recruiter’s environment. Services can be much more picky about who they recruit, and the delay between signing the enlistment contract and shipping out to basic can be up to a year—or even longer. This guy was heading out next week, less than two months after signing his contract. Yes, you can accelerate the process by letting the service “choose your job” but in today’s environment, his departure for basic seems awfully fast.
This guy was either (a) willing to take any job the Army offered; (b) had a skill the service really wanted, or (c)blew away his ASVAB and/or had a college degree. The other possibility is the KC area recruiting battalion was behind quota and had to ship more recruits to catch up.
In any case, this one was a little too close for comfort.