SOD grieves with the families who lost loved ones in the tragic and senseless shootings at Fort Hood. Without devaluing the sacrifices of service men and women who have perished in war zones, these cold blooded murders are especially heinous. Our prayers today are with the bereaved families and friends of those killed.
We also cannot help but wonder about the motivations of the man at the heart of this carnage. Was it his religion that caused him to betray his country and his fellow service members or did this psychiatrist suffer a mental breakdown himself? We hope the Army, and government at large, have the courage to look honestly at this incident and report all the facts to the American people.