The facts are that Major Hasan, a Muslim, shot and killed 13 fellow Service members at Fort Hood. It is also a fact that he was one of the weaker students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Someone noted that Major Hasan may not be about terrorism, may not be about a too PC Army, but may just be about bureaucratic inertia:
- Unwillingness to get rid of an officer in which a lot of training time and money had been invested;
- The unwillingness of doctors to sanction other doctors; and
- Some political correctness about Hasan being a Muslim-but the latter will not turn out to have been the primary cause.
This also has serious implications for the Health Care Reform effort. As it is there is insufficient competition in the Health Care providing industry, thus allowing the less competent to carry on. Once it becomes part of a larger Federal bureaucracy, the tendencies for problem health care providers to slip through will increase.
Regards — Cliff