Easy Way Out
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.—U.S. Constitution, III.3.
So far, the United States Army has not shown any willingness to apply the Constitution they swore to support and defend. They could have stood Nidal Hasan against a wall and let the 21-gun salute for his victims dispatch him to the hereafter. I dunno, maybe his legs weren’t strong enough yet to hold him up.
Now, we find out he won’t even be charged with treason. Yes, a single conviction on any of the 13 counts of murder would be enough to execute him. But why was treason excluded from the list of charges? It isn’t like shouting “Allahu Akbar!” while pulling the trigger isn’t overt. Neither is there any shortage of witnesses.
Why won’t the Army man up? Are they so afraid of offending this putative “victim” Hasan that they would throw the real victims under the bus?