I lived in an area heavily populated with Vietnam vets. I wonder, some days, whether or not their PTSD was a result of "politicians" and the anti-American fervor. And now, where I live there are also a great may vets of Vietnam -- most of whom are Rolling Thunder, pro-Americans. I guess what I'm trying to say is.. I wonder, have wondered for years, if liberalism doesn't just make people stay focused on negativity and feel sorry for themselves. I've seen genuine PTSD. Lived through it, too, with persons so affected. I wonder, however, about the ambiguity factor in our men and women going to war, and then coming back tramatized. If they go over with a clear mission to win, are encouraged to win the mission, seems to me quite logically, they'd be able to come through well, much of the trauma.
I have been getting to know a friend who broke his neck at 17 - senior year, football player, very active, heading to college. He talks about how low he went before he started up again. And it took the love of family, the love of friends, rehab, and wise people to talk with, and he made it ..........
I read an excellent post yesterday - one I wish Chris Wallace FoxNewsSunday had been aware of before interviewing Sen. Levin this AM
Congressman Kennedy Reports (Trip to Iraq) Posted on 11/23/2005 6:42:09 AM PST by yoe