Veterans Group Unleashes On Palin After She Blames Obama Because Her Son Beats His Girlfriend

A veterans group is angry that Sarah Palin has turned PTSD into a “political chew toy.” NBC News reports:

Don’t blame President Obama for the PTSD that Sarah Palin claims her oldest son is battling. That was the message Wednesday from the head of a New York City-based veteran’s organization that has fought for years to get Iraq and Afghanistan war vets help with their post traumatic stress disorder.

“It’s not President Obama’s fault that Sarah Palin’s son has PTSD,” said Paul Rieckhoff, who heads Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). “PTSD is a very serious problem, a complicated mental health injury and I would be extremely reluctant to blame any one person in particular.”

Rieckhoff weighed in after Palin said her son Track’s arrest on domestic violence charges this week stemmed from the PTSD he contracted after serving with the Army in Iraq — and because of Obama’s supposed lack of “respect” for veterans.

Track Palin, 26, was arrested Monday in Wasilla, Alaska after he allegedly slugged his girlfriend in the face, kicked her in the knee, and threatened suicide with an AR-15 assault rifle. He was charged with interfering with the report of domestic violence, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and assault.

(Tipped by JMG reader David)