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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Fort Hood Shooting
Jury selection for the Fort Hood shooting massacre starts Tuesday, bringing victims and witnesses in the 2009 incident one step closer to an uncomfortable twist: Suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan, acting as his own defense attorney, will get to pose questions to those who take the stand.
Benghazi isn't the first time the Obama administration has struggled with whether to call an attack on a U.S. post a terrorist attack. Nearly three years after the fact, the Defense Department still calls the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, an act of workplace violence, despite the suspect's ties to al Qaeda.
"It's hard when the guy who tried to kill you is up there asking you questions," said Kimberly Munley, a federal police officer at Fort Hood who was one of the three dozen injured in the shooting, USA Today reported. "That's a whole different monster."
Mrs. Munley, who is in close contact with many of the other Fort Hood victims, said top Defense Department and Obama administration officials have never contacted her or any other victim that she knows of about their desire to have the federal government classify the attack as terrorism.