Here is a link to the first of what we are sure will be many leaks before the West-Clark internal review of DoD’s handling of Maj. Hasan’s career, so to speak, is completed.  Here is one excerpt from the story:

[Hasan] gave a class presentation questioning whether the U.S.-led war on terror was actually a war on Islam. And fellow students said he suggested that Shariah (shah-REE’-yuh), or Islamic law, trumped the Constitution and he attempted to justify suicide bombings.

Yet no one in Hasan’s chain of command appears to have challenged his eligibility to hold a secret security clearance even though they could have because the statements raised doubt about his loyalty to the United States. Had they, Hasan’s fitness to serve as an Army officer may have been called into question long before he reported to Fort Hood.

Instead, in July 2009, Hasan arrived in central Texas, his secret clearance intact, his reputation as a weak performer well known, and Army authorities believing that posting him at such a large facility would mask his shortcomings.

If the story pans out, this won’t be the last such anecdote.  The West-Clark inquiry is not looking at intelligence failures or connections between Hasan and those connected to terrorist organizations.

One Response to “Hasan Inquiry Reports”

  1. Charles Gittins says:

    One of the reasons the Army did not call this guy out and stop him/discharge him is that they were concerned about the fact that they would lose him without getting a qualified doctor or recoupment of his educational pay. This guy had so much money expended on him that for the Army to conclude he was unsuited for service as an officer would have left the Army without a psychiatrist that they spent millions to train as well as no recourse to recoup the money from him. Until he killed people he had not committed misconduct that would have triggered the recoupment requirement if he failed to complete the training. The Army is loathe to admit their mistakes and lose the money they expended on doctors. This is not the first time that they have pushed through a doc that had problems, but it is certainly the most dramatic and horrific outcome.