Nidal Hasan's defense

Ethel C. Fenig
Don't tell me you're surprised to learn that Nidal Hasan's attorney has decided that
Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan told "his client will probably plead not guilty and that an insanity defense is possible.

"I anticipate that the plea will be not guilty," said defense attorney John Galligan.

In addition, reports Mark Schone of ABC News, Galligan complained

Hasan is paralyzed, is incontinent and "in severe pain."

"He is an individual in need of constant medical attention," Galligan said. "He has no sensation from his chest down."

so, of course,

Galligan questioned the speed with which the legal process is moving.

"In the 36 years I've dealt with military justice cases," Galligan said, "this is the first time I have ever had to go to an ICU to conduct a hearing. "We could have conducted this hearing next week. He is paralyzed. He is not going on leave."

And just who is paying for Hasan's care, "an individual in need of constant medical attention"? Why you and I and the families of the 13 soldiers Hasan is alleged to have slaughtered plus those injured.

Now what is it that the US has to prove to the world?


Don't tell me you're surprised to learn that Nidal Hasan's attorney has decided that

Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan told "his client will probably plead not guilty and that an insanity defense is possible.

"I anticipate that the plea will be not guilty," said defense attorney John Galligan.

In addition, reports Mark Schone of ABC News, Galligan complained

Hasan is paralyzed, is incontinent and "in severe pain."

"He is an individual in need of constant medical attention," Galligan said. "He has no sensation from his chest down."

so, of course,

Galligan questioned the speed with which the legal process is moving.

"In the 36 years I've dealt with military justice cases," Galligan said, "this is the first time I have ever had to go to an ICU to conduct a hearing. "We could have conducted this hearing next week. He is paralyzed. He is not going on leave."

And just who is paying for Hasan's care, "an individual in need of constant medical attention"? Why you and I and the families of the 13 soldiers Hasan is alleged to have slaughtered plus those injured.

Now what is it that the US has to prove to the world?