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  •  Lets see... (8+ / 0-)

    During the USS Forrestal disaster he attempted to rescue crewmates at great personal risk. When his aircraft was critically hit by anti-aircraft fire over Hanoi he delayed bailing out until after he had released his bombs over his target. Despite torture and solitary confinement as a POW, McCain refused an offer of early repatriation, claiming he should receive no special treatment. So yeah, whether your definition of "war hero" includes saving the lives of your comrades, valuing the mission more than your own life, or refusing preferential treatment, McCain pretty much fit the bill.

    Your last sentence is so deeply disrespectful to everyone who has ever served in the military and made sacrifices on our behalf that I feel compelled to hide-rate it. It really is disgusting.

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    by sneakers563 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:22:31 AM PST

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    •  No matter what he does or says today (7+ / 0-)

      in the public eye, McCain's POW status remains a buffer for him against all his subsequent craziness.  And I'd argue, perhaps for good reason.

      His service was indeed heroic.  Just the fact that he went through that is heroic.   You cannot take that away from him.  

      One can respect him for that and still think he's worn out his welcome on the public stage.  They aren't mutually exclusive.  

      "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

      by hopesprings on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:02:49 AM PST

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    •  I cannot let this pass. (6+ / 0-)

      McCain lied about what happened on the Forrestal. Mccain claimed that his plane was hit and his bombs were dropped. According to mccains account, he would have been responsible for his own bombs dropping. Mccain briefly helped throw some bombs overboard then went to the pilots ready room and watched the rest of the fire on television.

      Mccain crashed 5 planes but kept flying because of his father, most pilots are grounded after 3 crashes.

      Mccain was known as 'canary' because he gave up information more easily than his comrades.

      Mccain graduated 894 out of 899 in his class.

      So nice trying to alter mccain's record. Most evidence shows that he was a showoff, lied frequently and relied on his father to stay in the service. If the media had any guts they would tell the true story of mccain.

      Wasn't Mccain also involved in some financial scandal in the 1980's? He is a sham and a phony and now a danger to this country.

      The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. - Elbert Hubbard -9.62/-8.15

      by GustavMahler on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 11:30:56 AM PST

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