There is a question we should ask those who are making the terrorist Hasan out to be a victim of post traumatic stress disorder. And let's leave aside that the word "post" means that you had to actually have been in combat in order to qualify for the disorder.
The question is, why didn't these same people offer up the same rationale when American soldiers were alleged to have engaged in torture in Abu Ghraib? I mean, they were actually in combat. No doubt they were in a high stress environment: a jail full of Islamic terrorists, who would think nothing of blowing themselves up in order to blow you up. We can agree that situation is no spring day in Prospect Park, no?
Yet the Hasan excuse-makers, they were the ones who wanted these guys prosecuted to the full extent of the law. They were the ones that wanted all photos to be publicly released, regardless of the harm it would cause our soldiers still on the battle field.
The New York Slimes ran Abu Ghraib stories for 40 straight days. Did any of these stories talk about the trauma our military personnel suffered in these wars? Of course not. They wanted vengeance against the alleged perpetrators.
The big lesson: When an Islamic inspired terrorist slaughters innocent Americans, lets look for every reason we can to try to "understand" his behaviour. However, when military personnel are accused of crimes,throw the book at them, no excuses accepted.