The shooter was an Army Psychiatrist. They say he suffered from secondary trauma from treating PTSD patients, even though he was never deployed to Iraq or Afganistan himself.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:13 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 9:17 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 9:22 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Personally, I think he joined the military to get his medical degree and had no intentions of actually serving his country in combat. You don't get to choose how you serve and he should have known better. It's a sign of our entitlement culture, he feels like he deserves the benefits, but he doesn't want to have to serve the country in the way he is asked, so he takes drastic measures so that he doesn't have to do what he doesn't want to do. There are consequences to every one of our actions, good or bad. He sounds like a spoiled brat that just doesn't like not getting his way.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 9:46 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 9:49 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Regardless he wasn't willing to perform the duties he signed up for. Why not? He gets benefits and is employed by the military. You don't get to pick and choose what duties you will perform for them. When you are given orders, you are expected to take those orders. You don't get to say "oh, well, I don't really believe in this war and I don't want to do what you are asking of me. Yes, I know you have given a lot to me, but I don't really feel like giving back in the form of going to war. You know, what I am trained to do."
I have mad respect for those that serve selflessly in the military for the freedoms that we enjoy everyday in our country. The fact that he was willing to take from the system but not give back is the straw for me. If you don't want the possibility of going to war, don't join the military. It's that simple.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 AM on Nov. 6, 2009