Brought up short

As have many of you, I’ve been appalled, sickened and disheartened by what I’ve read about what was known– and not acted upon– before Hasan’s act of war against the United States last week. A lot of questions roll through your mind trying to wrap your head around the, for want of a better term, criminal malfeasance of the so-called leaders who came in contact with this thug and put career above country and the FBI that was handcuffed to prevent acting. A few moments ago, all of these were crystalized in a single question I read posed at the end of a Human Events piece:

… if the U.S. Army cannot even defend its own — against its own — then how can it defend the rest of us?