Key senator wants to know if the soldier behind Fort Hood massacre was an Islamic extremist
The head of the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security committee wants to know if the Wisconsin-based soldier behind the Fort Hood massacre had a growing extremist view of Islamic ideology.
Joe Lieberman said on Fox News Sunday that the Army should have removed Nidal Hasan, 39, if he what he told people was true.
Hasan was training with a Madison Army Reserve unit, the 467th Medical Detachment, when he opened fire at Fort Hood last Thursday and killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.
Three of the dead and three of the injured were part of Hasan's unit.
Two of those killed were from the Badger State - Staff Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel and Cpt. Russell Seager, 51, of Mount Pleasant.
About 500 people honored Krueger at a candle-light vigil last night in Kiel.
The only Wisconsin victim still hospitalized as of Sunday was Dorothy Carskadon, 47, of Monona.
Chris Suttinger of Fort Atkinson, the husband of the unit's commander Laura, says he'd like to know if Hasan targeted his Madison group.
They were planning to leave for Afghanistan in a few weeks to help soldiers with combat stress.
Hasan is an Army psychiatrist and an American-born Muslim.
Fort Hood could not say how long he was with his unit which had only been at the base for less than a week.
The other unit member killed was Major Eduardo Caraveo, 52, from Woodbridge Va.