- Feb 2007
- New York
Let's not get started with the VA. There is definitely a history there are not handling problems and trying to cover up the fact that they did not handle problems. That's a whole other conversation and a really long thread.You didn't say everybody but you jumped on the PTSD band wagon to use as a possible excuse for one's bad behavior. You also made the comment that the military would try to hide it or not treat it (something like that) which is also not true. The facts is, there are so many Vets trying to claim PTSD that the VA system is bogged down.
You are being no different than those who used it to discriminate against Vets when they came back from Nam.
The reality is that we do not know if we have a vet that had PTSD. We do not know if that was a veteran that had a pre-existing emotional problem that was aggravated by being in Afghanistan. At no point did I say that his behavior should be excused, I just said that I wonder if this is part of the problem.
You are making a bigger deal out of this than what it is. It was simply an idle wondering. When someone has served overseas in a war theater, whether they were on the front line or not, that should come into the equation on what happened with that person.
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