Texas military base Fort Hood, the site of the 2009 terrorist attack by U.S. military officer and Islamic extremist Nidal Hassan, was just hit again yesterday.
Back in 2009, we were told over and over and over again that it wasn't a terrorist attack. That it had nothing to do with Islam. That it was just an unfortunate case of PTSD that led Major Hassan to gun down more than a dozen people around him.
Today, we're being told the same thing about Iraq War Veteran Ivan Lopez, who killed three people and wounded sixteen before turning the gun on himself.
Who knows. Maybe it's true this time. Maybe it isn't.
Right now though, I'm not going to bother speculating one way or the other. Unlike the press, I'm more interested in the truth.
And one of the most immediate and obvious truths available is that people are grieving: family members who lost loved ones, and still-living victims who are in the hospital trying to come to grips with their injuries.
So for now, all I’m going to say is that my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Fort Hood and everyone directly involved.