SocraticGadfly: Does McCain have PTSD?

May 22, 2008

Does McCain have PTSD?

No, the term wasn’t invented until seven years after his return from Hanoi but it sure does fit.

Of course, McCain’s medical records release Friday won’t include psychiatric records.

Yes, he may have benefited from confinement, but you can benefit and be hurt as well.

The Salon story does a well-balanced job on the issue.

I think it’s safe to say that even if McCain would not have been diagnosed with full-blows PTSD, he would have been diagnosed with some sort of mental condition.

And, if you know anything about PTSD, not to justify McCain’s stance, it would explain WHY he’s so inflexible on this.

With this all in mind, it puts every McCain vote on veterans’ healthcare of the recent past, and any pending votes of the future, in a harsher spotlight.

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