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  •  Not the issue to deal with (0+ / 0-)

    There are only two people who know if this is true John McCain and some Vietnamese man.  We cannot take away the fact that John McCain served his country honorably and when given the chance to go home because of his position he stayed as a POW.  That is powerful!

    That being said John McCain's abhorrent behavior regarding his first wife should be thoroughly exploited.  What this man did was morally reprehensible and disgusting.  Social conservatives will be defend him on the first but throw him under the bus on the second.  

    •  Six guys got medical releases. (0+ / 0-)

      In fact, Henry Kissinger was offered McCain's release toward the end of the war when he came for negotiations and turned it down.

      Kissinger has confirmed this repeatedly.

      As to whether McCain actually turned it down, himself, ever, there is no independent confirmation.

      No one else among the POWs had such an offer.

      Dixie Chicks, Amy Winehouse, Imus, and Rev. Wright. Overcome our evil with good.

      by vets74 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 10:52:41 AM PDT

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      •  "Some say" - that McCain had already (1+ / 0-)
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        given vital information to his captives...and feared the wrath of his father the admiral. The North Vietnamese nicknamed McCain the "songbird" - for the 32 statements he gave them regarding targets, flight routes, names and number of US ships etc. The coward would rather stay a prisoner than face his dad, who had already covered Johnnies ass several times before.

        "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - JFK

        by moose67 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 10:59:54 AM PDT

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        •  "Some say " the moon is made of cheese! (2+ / 0-)
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          •  Do a Google search of (0+ / 0-)

            John McCain POW or John McCain songbird - and you will get over 1 million sources - about 1/3 are negative - mostly posted by fellow POWs. He is not too highly regarded and why this isn't a bigger problem for him is beyond me???

            "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - JFK

            by moose67 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 12:05:30 PM PDT

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