Congress is set to make victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings eligible for Purple Hearts and combat injury benefits after the Obama administration has denied them the status for the past five years.House Republicans, working with the Democratic-controlled Senate Armed Services Committee, added a provision to the defense authorization bill that would give battlefield recognition for the victims of the deadliest attack on a domestic military installation in U.S. history.It passed on a voice vote with strong bipartisan support. The measure, which is expected to pass Congress next week, also would end a five-year effort by Texas GOP Reps. John Carter, Michael Conaway and Roger Williams to give the victims the status, the Military Times first reported. Texas GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn introduced the bill in the Senate.
President Obama has said over and over that the Fort Hood Massacre was a case of workplace violence. Then UN Ambassador and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured us that the Benghazi Massacre was due to outrage over an internet video that nobody in the Middle East or the US had seen (at the time).