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View Diary: Book Review: Matt Welch's "McCain: The Myth of a Maverick" (64 comments)

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  •  The article is by Douglas Valentine (1+ / 0-)
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    He hypothesizes that McCain's simmering anger is from covering up his real secret:

    Put it another way: how psychologically
    twisted is McCain? And what actually happened to him in his POW camp that twisted him? Was it abuse, as he claims, or was it the fact that he collaborated and has to cover up? Covering-up can take a lot of energy. The truth is lurking there in his subconscious,waiting to explode.

    It's about more than the confession.  It says that he gave radio broadcasts in Vietnam. And gave military information about US forces to his captors. Again new to me.

    I also don't recall this:

    "I am a war criminal", he [McCain] confessed on 60 Minutes in 1997. "I bombed innocent women and children."

    Will anyone ask him about this now?

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