U.S. President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the 13 people killed
last week at Fort Hood, Texas, saying the fact that they died in the
United States and not on a foreign battlefield makes the tragedy "even
more painful" and "incomprehensible."
Speaking at the memorial service Tuesday, President Obama said it is
hard to comprehend the "twisted logic" of the shooting rampage, but
that "no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts."
The alleged shooter is a Muslim -- Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan.
Mr. Obama said neither the United States nor the values it is founded
upon could exist without men and women like those who were killed.
The president briefly described each of the 13 victims in his remarks.
He said their lives speak to the strength and dignity of those who
serve, and that is how they will be remembered.
Twelve soldiers and one civilian were killed in the attack.