PTSD: Is There Nothing It Can’t Do?

Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism : The Two-Way : NPR

After The New York Times reported that Sen. John Walsh plagiarized at least a quarter of his master’s thesis, the Montana Democrat is telling The Associated Press that post-traumatic stress disorder may have played a role.

“I don’t want to blame my mistake on PTSD, but I do want to say it may have been a factor,” the Iraq war veteran said. “My head was not in a place very conducive to a classroom and an academic environment.”

Walsh told the AP that he was on medication at the time and was dealing with the suicide of a fellow veteran.

How about blaming it on personal greed, power lust, a complete lack of personal scruples or ethics, and an absolute disdain for the rules that non-sociopaths follow?

In other words, a perfect Democrat politician?

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


PTSD: Is There Nothing It Can’t Do? — 4 Comments

  1. Absolutely great entry in the Comments over at the item linked by Rick C:


    I’ve seen footage from WWI of a guy under his sickbay bed, shaking uncontrollably, plagiarizing.

    Akzed on July 26, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    You joke, but you’ve never walked through the Plagiarism Ward at a VA hospital. Heartbreaking.

    whatcat on July 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Akzed’s comment was a knee-slapper, but whatcat’s reply, I think, may qualify for Internet-Winner-Of-The-Day status.

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