(Full Interview with Cindy McCain at http://tinyurl.com/3pf4rr)
With John McCain's erratic actions the last few weeks on the campaign trail - and with him at one point referring to the audience at one of his town hall meetings as "My Fellow Prisoners" I have wondered if maybe he may be suffering from PTSD.
In an interview with Marie Claire Magazine, Cindy McCain clearly states that unlike young enlisted men, John, being an officer, has the training, and is not susceptible to emotional illness.
MC: You met your husband after his POW days. To what extent is that still with you — or is it a part of history?
CM: My husband will be the first one to tell you that that’s in the past. Certainly it’s a part of who he is, but he doesn’t dwell on it. It’s not part of a daily experience that we experience or anything like that. But it has shaped him. It has made him the leader that he is.
MC: But no cold sweats in the middle of the night?
CM: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. My husband, he’d be the first one to tell you that he was trained to do what he was doing. The guys who had the trouble were the 18-year-olds who were drafted. He was trained, he went to the Naval Academy, he was a trained United States naval officer, and so he knew what he was doing.
Basically Cindy McCain does not realize the plight of many veterans, of all ages, rank, and intellegence, who witness terrible acts, and are unable to let them go without the care of expert practicioners. This is one more area, where the McCains' let veterans down, and are not the best choice for the presidency.