Daily Archives: November 12, 2009

Polls Deals Problems to Obama and Democrats

Two separate polls are give bad news President Obama and Democrats. Today the latest Rasmussen Reports found 46% somewhat support President Obama  performance versus 53% does not somewhat support the way he handling his job.  A negative 13 percent of support form him.   The poll gave the Republican a six point lead in the generic Congressional ballot.

60 percent of those surveyed want the Fort Hood Massacre investigated as a Terrorist act. Only  21% believe that it should be investigated as a criminal act.

Meanwhile, a Gallup poll found that the if the election was held today Republicans lead the Democrats48-44% a difference of 4%. Back in July Democrats were 6 percentage point behind.  In October they was only 2 points behind. This was 2010 Gallup Generic Congressional Ballot.

What’s worse among Independents they preferred the Republican to the Democrats a whopping 52% to 30% . That’s worrisome.

The Good news for the White House and DNC the election is a year away. The bad news if they don’t produce jobs and keep spending like there no tomorrow; they could be wiped out like 1994 when the Republican were swept in.

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Ft. Hood Superiors Wonder About Hasan Actions

Doctors managing Major Nidal Hasan were wondering about the actions and behavior that seem questionable. Hasan religious beliefs were becoming radicalized and exhibiting unusual behavior the doctors discovered months before Hasan went on his alleged shooting rampage at Fort Hood,TX.

At   Walter Reed Army Hospital and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences military medical school felt that Major Hasan was considered  by his superiors and  fellow students , a mediocre student; disinterested, lazy  worker.

His leaders felt based on his action and behavior that he should be transferred to Fort Hood. Ft Hood would be the  best place to monitor Hasan and other doctors could fill in if Hasan caseload was too great. Superiors of the Major could monitor and record any other issues with his behavior.

Hasan superiors said that they did not believe Hasan have violent tendencies. They found has him is combative and intensive and strong religious fervor.

The Pentagon does not have any record of a request by Major Hasan to leave the  Army conscientious objector or for any reason to military official told the AP. This contradict the family statements to the media that Hasan wanted out.

Hasan did not file any complaint against his superiors nor against his fellow students about being harassed said a military official with the army under anonymous conditions.

Meanwhile, NPR reports that some at Walter Reed Army Hospital  wonder is Major Nidal Hasan was psychotic.

In the Spring of 2008, major staffers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences were asking questions about   Major Hasan mental health state.

Put it this way,” says one official familiar with the conversations that took place. “Everybody felt that if you were deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, you would not want Nidal Hasan in your foxhole.”

Since his days at Walter Reed, military leader watched Hasan closely.Those who talked NPR without revealing their identities were disturbed with actions and behaviors. At his evaluations he was given poor remarks; some said his work was shoddy.

According to NPR  students and faculty found at Walter Reed, Major Hasan  disconnected, aloof, paranoid, belligerent, and schizoid. He even told a patient that “Islam can save your soul.”

Earlier this year at a meeting some were wondering if Hasan was sent to either to Iraq or Afghanistan would give away secrets to Al Qadea  or the Taliban. Or would he attacked his fellow soldiers in like the Army Sargent in 2003 who killed 2 soldiers  and injured 14 others by setting off grenades in Kuwait.

Well he did not wait to be in country to go off.

At Walter Reed getting out of the hospital corp is not easy it sounds.  The process is  laborious and time consuming. Officials said it was difficult to put a doctor like Hasan on probation.

Also Doctors and instructor as Walter Reed said went above and beyond to give support  to Hasan.  They didn’t have proof to find him unstable. Or if they found a way to remove him, Hasan could claim discrimination because of his beliefs.

Next,people were not aware of the e-mails contacts to Al Qaeda. Intelligence officials since last December learned he had attempted to contact a radical Muslim Imam in Yemen.

Lastly, officials thought transferring  Hasan to Fort Hood, would be better for him due to number of doctors and psychologists on base than anywhere in the Army.

AP via Yahoo News.

National Public Radio