Shrink: Fort Hood Domestic Jihadist Suffered from ‘Compassion Fatigue’

Here’s proof-positive that, very often, psychologists and psychiatrists are the most in need of their own services. Tell me this guy wouldn’t make a perfect “Mental Health Czar”:

Dr. Robin Kerner, an attending psychologist who specializes in disaster anxiety at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, said it’s not uncommon for individuals who work with traumatized patients to suffer the effects of “compassion fatigue.”

“This guy was counseling people coming back from war and there is something called secondary traumatization, where the therapist gets traumatized from hearing all the terrible things that have happened to the people they counsel,” Kerner told

Or maybe he just had a fit of “Post-Traumatic Jihad Disorder.” But what do I know? I’m not a doctor.

The lengths the PC crowd won’t go to in order to avoid the truth is truly amazing.

In the meantime, President Obama is urging everyone not to jump to conclusions until all the facts are in, just like he did after the Cambridge Police arrested Henry Gates.

Update: Take this for what it’s worth. And this too.

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