Obama STIL Denying Benefits to Soldiers Shot by Fort Hood Terrorist

by Warner Todd Huston | April 10, 2015 3:48 pm

Today Obama’s Pentagon finally gave Purple Heart medals to the surviving soldiers of the terrorist who killed 13 in the Fort Hood massacre of 2009. But even though they finally got a medal for their experiences, the Obama administration is still denying them benefits as having received combat-related wounds.

There is no question whatever that murderous terrorist Major Nidal Hasan joined our enemies and declared a personal war on the USA. None. But Obama is still classifying the solders he shot as having merely experienced “work-place violence” and not an act of war. If their wounds were determined to be combat related they would receive benefits.

But Obama is refusing our solders their rightful benefits[1].

At least one survivor told Fox News ahead of the ceremony that the Army has so far denied him any benefits, and his fellow servicemembers are likely in for a similar struggle.

“It sounds like there’s going to be some more fighting ahead of us with the Army, at least in regards to benefits,” retired Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, who was shot six times by Maj. Nidal Hasan, told Fox News on Friday. He explained the Army is not defining the injuries as combat-related.

“I think it’s almost unheard of for someone to receive the Purple Heart but not have their injuries classified as combat-related,” Manning said.

Manning said “the fact that you have an Al Qaeda-inspired terrorist attack that we were shot in and that’s not combat related, I think is just ridiculous.” Fox News reported Thursday that Manning was being denied benefits.

In February, the Army, under heavy political pressure by Texas lawmakers, cleared the way for the military and civilian distinctions after the shooting was declared an act of international terrorism and not workplace violence.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking with Fox News, said Friday that while the ceremony was “a long time coming,” it is “outrageous” and “indefensible” that Manning is being denied benefits.

“I intend to reach out to the secretary of defense personally — enough games,” Cruz said. “We need to acknowledge the heroism of these soldiers.”

Obama has nothing but contempt for our soldiers and complete sympathy for our enemies.

  1. Obama is refusing our solders their rightful benefits: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/10/fort-hood-shooting-victims-receive-purple-heart-awards/

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