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Plagiarizing Senator claims PTSD made him do it

Sen. John Walsh of Montana is in trouble, he plagiarized a lot of his Master's thesis.

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

That is bad Senator and you should own up to it and apologize.

The Democrat said Wednesday he was on medication and being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq when he wrote the paper. He said he was als dealing with the stress of a fellow veteran's recent suicide.

Walsh said he made an unintentional mistake and did not intend to plagiarize.

"I don't want to blame my mistake on PTSD, but I do want to say it may have been a factor," 

If you don't want to blame PTSD, then you shouldn't have. And you shouldn't have. Not only is it a factually inaccurate statement since PTSD does not cause lying or cheating, but now you have smeared all the people fighting their PTSD who do not use it as an excuse to cover up some sad character flaws.

If you were an honest person before you went to war then coming back with PTSD wouldn't turn you into a cheat.