Sen. Cruz shames Obama in moving video: Why the Purple Heart matters for Fort Hood terror victims

Sen. Ted Cruz is trying to set the record straight – and wants President Obama to do the same by finally recognizing the soldiers wounded in the 2009 terror attack on Fort Hood, Texas, deserve a Purple Heart for their injuries.

Cruz released a video Monday urging Obama to sign a bill already passed by both houses of Congress recognizing the Fort Hood casualties as combat wounds.

The attack took place Nov. 5, 2009, when Army Maj. Nidal Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar” and began shooting at the Fort Hood Army base, killing 12 soldiers and a civilian physician. Hasan has openly declared he acted as a “soldier of Allah” fighting the United States military.

“It is abundantly clear that this was an act of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said. “The only explanation for the administration’s persistent denial of that is politics.”

Well, there’s that.

The unbelievable response to Fort Hood terror attack – that it was a case of “workplace violence” rather than a deliberate act of war by a radicalized Muslim acting on behalf of an avowed enemy of the United States — set the tone for the rest of the Obama administration’s inept, dishonest and fundamentally flawed approach to Islamist terror.

Denying the wounded of Fort Hood the honor and benefits they deserve was only the beginning.

Is that, at least, going to change?

“These heroes are only a presidential signature away from receiving the Purple Heart,” Cruz said in the video.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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