I grieve for the people at Fort Hood, for all soldiers sent to be broken in wars, for Iraqis and Afghans caught in our madness, and for U.S. Muslims who once again have to trot out to reassure ignorant majorities that they aren't all responsible for the actions of a crazy person.
After the condolences and the condemnations of the shootings, this is what the Council on American-Islamic Relations knows it must say to its community:
The rest of us should be ashamed that our neighbors have to endure these fears. As Fallows says, these shootings mean nothing, except that some of us lose it sometimes.
(Photo from New York Times.)