Nov 11, 2009 at 20:50:48
“I served on the Oklahoma City bombing investigation task force in 1995. There is a fatal flaw in using T. McVeigh to buttress your case. (McVeigh never served in the Marine Corps, BTW, he served in the Army.) No one attributed McVeigh's crimes to PTSD, including McVeigh himself. Using McVeigh to shore up your argument is a strawman of no substance.
PTSD is indeed a serious issue; I have known several service members who were emotionally crippled by it. However, PTSD does not lead its sufferer to harm others. They may transition into clinical depression, which is a high-risk condition for suicide. But PTSD does not always lead to depression.”