At least one reader responded to my heavily-edited letter, complaining that I must still be part of the defense team . . . . . He or she wrote:
The writer of the above Letter to the Editor,John P. Galligan, a former defense attorney for Major Hasan the murderer of 14 (including the unborn child) plus the wounding of many more on Ft Hood on Nov.2009, Is in my eye, still working in defense of Maj. Hasan.
The writer states,We should join in common prayer for the Major instead of worrying about what the town looks like for any world news reporters.– I agree with him on the point of not caring what the outside media may think of Killeen on the surface. However I believe the former defense attorney is still arguing in defense of the accused when he states, it is anyone except the Major who has caused this case not to come forward and for its delay. The writer should accept he is also responsible for the delay of trial when he argued spent months arguing for his client,a man who willingly took it upon himself to kill his fellow soldiers, and did this in the uniform of an army he was thought to be loyal toward,at least on the surface by the people who knew of him.
The writer seems to have a problem thinking the man may receive the death penalty.