Hasan's worst offense

But even without a trial, some judgments can be made about him without fear of contradiction. That’s certainly true for those of us who served in the armed forces.

Measure Maj. Hasan against the standards of the Army’s Seven Core Values. Do that, and it becomes clear that, a jury’s verdict notwithstanding, Hasan has failed on every score that matters most to those with whom he served…

“We’re never so vulnerable,” wrote artist and author Walter Anderson, “than when we trust someone.”

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan betrayed that trust. That is his unforgivable sin.