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Friday, September 01, 2006

Cleland Gets Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Because of the images of Iraq on TV, don't you see? Oh, and because those evil right-wingers called him "unpatriotic."

Cleland Treated for Trauma Disorder
Associated Press Writer


Former Sen. Max Cleland, who has battled bouts of depression since losing an arm and both legs in Vietnam, is being treated for post- traumatic stress disorder.

Cleland, who represented Georgia in the Senate from 1997 to 2003, said he believes the condition _ cases of which are increasing rapidly among Vietnam war veterans _ was in part triggered by the ongoing violence in Iraq.

"I realize my symptoms are avoidance, not wanting to connect with anything dealing with the (Iraq) war, tremendous sadness over the casualties that are taken, a real identification with that. ... I've tried to disconnect and disassociate from the media. I don't watch it as much. I'm not engrossed in it like I was," Cleland said in an interview with WSB-TV in Atlanta.

He said he feels depressed, has developed a sense of hyper-vigilance about his security and has difficulty sleeping, the television station reported.

Wow... just wow. Using personal illness for political gain.

And perhaps his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is also caused by the fact that he's now referred to as "former Senator."

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler