There is a common thread that is running through our political system, corporate America and our military. The lack of leadership is staggering. The best and the brightest? I think not! At least not at senior levels in all three areas. The disaster at Fort Hood is just another stunning example of "leaders" that were either too incompetent, or too frightened of what speaking up might do to their career. Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, Fort Hood base commander, should be relieved of command immediately, as should every single officer that was in command, or has associations with Major Hasan. Further, all those in the FBI, CIA and any other intelligence/law enforcement agency that had knowledge of Hasan's actions prior to the attack should be terminated and brought up on charges of crimes against the United States of America. Sadly, none of that will happen. Just as in the economic disaster brought upon us by corporate and political leaders have skated, so will the military leadership. These people, every damn one of them, think of one thing and one thing only...their personal career aspirations. Their thought process begins and ends with, what will this do do me, what will it do for me, and how can I gain from any decision that they make. Real leaders step up and do the right thing regardless of what it does to them personally. These worthless pieces of shit aren't even close to that. A nation that is this rotten at the top cannot prevail.