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  •  Yes, if you believe the AUMF is as broad... (0+ / 0-)

    as the current Administration has been interpreting it, then Hasan was an enemy combatant.  Of course, they didn't try to charge him as one because declaring a US citizen to be an enemy combatant in a mukily defined war would set off most people's bullshit detectors.  Plus, the US legal system is prefectly capable of dealing with people like Hasan.  

    I tend to think that he was just a deranged person who snapped and did a terrible thing.  But then again, I have always thought that John Kerry was right when he said that "Terrorism" (I use quotatin makrs because the term is so manipulatively used) is a criminal matter, not a military one.

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