I understand the ladder of command but Obama must make sure those under him take steps and set up policies to prevent this type of thing from happening again.
Actually it did. There were several more high-profile "fragging" cases after Akbar in 2003. So there you go. But I don't blame Bush, unlike you.Notice the tent grenades did not happen again after that.
Again, very amateurish to make this an issue at the highest levels. These are Army problems that must be mitigated by the Army, which trust me, is already happening. We don't take threats to the chain of command or other soldiers lightly.I understand the ladder of command but Obama must make sure those under him take steps and set up policies to prevent this type of thing from happening again.
I have defeated your argument that Ft. Hood was Obama's fault. It clearly was not. Thanks for conceding.
I am 100% sure that Obama has talked personally with Army CoS GEN Casey to take measures to ensure that this doesn't happen again. Actually, I know it for a fact. We have already seen the residual effects of policy changes.
I am not saying that the President should not take action here. I am simply saying that blaming him for what happened is a bridge to far, just like I would say that if Bush was President.
It's a matter of understanding the chain of responsibility and WHO at WHAT level can effectively prevent individual action. What you are saying is that Obama found out about MAJ Hassan and said, "oh well, this guy sounds like he's not crazy, so let him be". We of course know that it didn't happen that way. What we do know is that MAJ Hassan's behavior was noticed and reported and nothing was done. THAT is the fault of his immediate supervisors.