Ft. Hood Hero Invited to 2010 SOTU Says Obama Betrayed Victims
Three years ago, President Obama hosted Ft. Hood hero Kimberly Munley in the White House, where she says he "promised her [that] victims would be well taken care of." She says Obama has since abandoned this promise and literally "betrayed" the victims of Ft. Hood.
Munley was one of two police officers who confronted Ft. Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan when he allegedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" and opened fire on U.S. soldiers in November 2009.
Munley was shot three times during the confrontation, but her partner successfully put a stop to Hasan's rampage.
She has since been laid off from her police position at the base.
Due in large part to the posture of the Obama administration, the surviving Ft. Hood victims are being denied the health care and benefits befitting victims of terrorism or combat related injuries. Instead, the administration continues to label the Ft. Hood shooting as "workplace violence."
Another shooting victim, Shawn Manning, who served two tours in Iraq before being shot six times by Hasan, says the refusal to label the Ft. Hood shooting terrorism has cost him at least $70,000 in benefits that would have contributed toward his recovery.