From my letter to Elizabeth Danze and John Blood, Architects (of the memorial to wounded warriors)
"... I'd like to discuss the terminology of “PTSD.” To label the wounded warriors as having a 'disorder' misses the target, I feel. Would it not really be more correct to call it “Post-Traumatic Stress Reaction” or “Post-Traumatic Stress Injury?” To explain, I find it more fitting if we consider such results of the last 12 years as more of an affliction thrust upon those who stood up to serve rather than an affliction for those who couldn't quite 'cut it'. To label the wounded warriors as having a disorder I think makes it seem that they are “in the wrong” when it is obvious that the real disorder was sitting in the White House for 8 years."
- 15 Sept 2013