The mindless stupidity of Conservatives is that they get hung up on whether or not Hasan is labeled a "terrorist", when in fact he has been labeled a "murderer" and has now been charged with 13 separate counts of premeditated murder, each one of which carries the death penalty.
That's why liberals consider Conservatives to be a bunch of bleating sheep who are so easily manipulated by their Right-Wing media puppeteers.
What practical difference does it make whether or not Hasan is labeled a "terrorist"? Why are Conservatives so angry and upset by whether or not that particular word is applied to him?
There are many other, more accurate words which have been applied to Hasan -- all of which carry the death penalty.
It's sickening to watch Conservatives react like Pavlovian dogs to the fact that he has not been labeled a "terrorist", when applying that word is totally irrelevant to the final result in this case.
The definition of a "terrorist", according to the Random House Dictionary, is: "The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes."
That is what Al Quaida does, so effectively, -- "intimidate or coerce, for political purposes" --which is why it is rightly called a terrorist organization.
However, even though Hasan shot and killed 13 people, and wounded many more, under this definition, he was not a "terrorist" because he was not trying to intimidate people or change their behavior.
Aside from the semantics, I ask once again, what practical difference does it make whether Hasan is charged with 13 counts of first degree murder as a "terrorist" or as a "murderer"?
The only practical difference I can see is that, when his case comes to trial, it will be a lot easier to prove that Hasan is a murderer rather than a terrorist, making his conviction that much easier.