Nidal Hasan, a born-American citizen, a major in the U.S. Army, is beyond any doubt a traitor to his country and to his commission in the U.S. Army.
Nidal Hasan killed 13 soldiers and citizens, then wounded more than 30 others in a violent attack at Fort Hood, Texas, during what was a normal day.
Nidal Hasan was not a maniac. The attack was well-planned. The dictionary states as follows: maniac: a raving or violently insane person; madman; lunatic.
Nidal Hasan was executing a well-planned attack.
Maj. Hasan deserves death by firing squad, not the privilege of a life sentence.