"What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy,” but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here.” Gen. George Casey, the U.S. Army's Chief of Staff
What a crock from the General. How does a guy like this rise to Army Chief of Staff? Shouldn't his concern lie with making sure another Hasan is not within the Army ranks? But no, he feels now is the time to remind us that the Army must be committed to diversity?
The adherence to diversity, U.S. Army-style, led to the deaths of 12 Americans. Diversity in the Army means this: Sure this guy endorses suicide bombing, of course he has supported terrorists on Internet postings, and yes, we know that he is in contact with the same imam that the 9/11 hijackers were down with. But, he is a Muslim. And how would it look if we singled him out?
Once behaviour is excused because of someones background-you open yourself up to a Ft. Hood situation.
Memo to the General: You know what would be worse than Ft. Hood? If your adherence to diversity blinds you to the fact that there may be more Hasan's in the Army.