It was Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood officials in his administration who called it workplace violence. What is so ghastly is that the Obama administration was more concerned with the welfare mass murdering jihadist than with the US soldiers who were killed.
The Obama administration's refusal to give the vicitms Purple Hearts speaks more to Obama's narcissism and self-obsession. It would mean Obama was the first President to issue Purple Hearts for acts of bravery on American soil since ..... Pearl Harbor. There is no way such a stain could be effaced from his record.
That tells you everything. And the way our Military brass has rolled over on all this is devastating.
Former Counterterrorism Head: FBI Never Called Ft. Hood 'Workplace Violence' Breitbart, May 20, 2013 (thanks to Van)
Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence." As head of the FBI counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base.
Steinbach made this claim during an unclassified counterterrorism briefing on Capitol Hill.
“Do you guys teach your agents that Fort Hood was workplace violence?” one staffer asked.
“I’m not gonna go there for you,” Steinbach responded.
“I think that’s along the lines of what we’re trying to discern here,” the staffer answered back.
“I appreciate it. I was just at a hearing yesterday and the very same question came up to our executive assistant director to the head (inaudible). No, that’s not the description of it. In that case, we took a very, very hard look at ourselves as well,” Steinbach explained.
"I’ll leave that to whoever said that to explain their words," Steinbach concluded. "I have not heard it used at the FBI.”The Department of Defense classified the Fort Hood shooting as “workplace violence.” Such a classification has denied the victims of the attack purple hearts and medical care Americans wounded overseas in combat zones would receive.
According to ABC News, a Pentagon position paper issued on March 29 says that issuing purple hearts to the victims would “irrevocably alter the fundamental character of this time-honored decoration” and “undermine the prosecution of Major Nidal Hasan [the alleged Fort Hood shooter] by materially and directly compromising Major Hasan’s ability to receive a fair trial.”
The Army’s chief of staff at the time of the Fort hood attack, Gen. George Casey, said in November of 2012: “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”