Liberalscum Buster

October 25, 2008

McCAIN’S POW INTERNMENT

Filed under: BARACK OBAMA, Bush, John McCain, life, mideast, news, politics, war — gasdocpol @ 11:17 pm

In June 1968, after three months in solitary, he was offered what he calls early release. In the official McCain narrative, this was the ultimate test of mettle. He could have come home, but keeping faith with his fellow POWs, he chose to remain imprisoned in Hanoi.
What McCain glosses over is that accepting early release would have required him to make disloyal statements that would have violated the military’s Code of Conduct. If he had done so, he could have risked court-martial and an ignominious end to his military career. “Many of us were given this offer,” according to Butler, McCain’s classmate who was also taken prisoner. “It meant speaking out against your country and lying about your treatment to the press. You had to ‘admit’ that the U.S. was criminal and that our treatment was ‘lenient and humane.’ So I, like numerous others, refused the offer.”
“He makes it sound like it was a great thing to have accomplished,” says Dramesi. “A great act of discipline or strength. That simply was not the case.” In fairness, it is difficult to judge McCain’s experience as a POW; throughout most of his incarceration he was the only witness to his mistreatment

“THE CONFESSION” BY TIM DICKENSON IN ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE OCT 2008

For John McCain there is one subject is was off-limits, a subject the Arizona senator almost never brings up and has never been open about — his long-time opposition to releasing documents and information about American prisoners of war in Vietnam and the missing in action who have still not been accounted for. Since McCain himself, a downed Navy pilot, was a prisoner in Hanoi for 5 1/2 years, his staunch resistance to laying open the POW/MIA records has baffled colleagues and others who have followed his career. Critics say his anti-disclosure campaign, in close cooperation with the Pentagon and the intelligence community, has been successful. Literally thousands of documents that would otherwise have been declassified long ago have been legislated into secrecy.

The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides
Former POW Fights Public Access to POW/MIA Files
By Sydney Schanberg

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3 Comments »

  1. Wow, Doc, you are the blogging equivalent of the Energizer Bunny… You keep going and going and going…about McCain’s term as a P.O.W. What is the reason for your obsession with that particular topic? You’ve ranted about it for months now. And no one cares.

    Why don’t you spend a little time focusing on Obama’s self-admitted two years of cocaine use—or his numerous disturbing relationships—or his unwillingness to produce his birth certificate…ETC? Or even why Biden refuses to releases large portions of his medical records?

    Were you dishonorably discharged by chance? Is that why you hate a real American hero?

    Comment by bolsonon — October 25, 2008 @ 11:40 pm

  2. bolsonon

    1. We are going by McCain’s unconfirmed version of his POW internment which is apparently his “raison d’etre” There are some other versions that normally he would want to disprove but apparently he does not want the truth known.

    2. Obama’s use of cocaine was short lived and he admitted it voluntarily and it may never have been known if he had not admitted it up front and not because it was revealed by someone else. His intellectual and emotional functions seem just fine to me.

    3. McCain had an extremely close relationship with Charles Keating and even colaborated with him swindling over 20,000 out of life savings and costing the govt. 2 billion.

    4. Ayres was protesting against the Vietnam War when Obama was 8, meeting him for the first time 25 years later when Ayres was a Distinguished Professor at Univ. of Illinois.

    5. McCain has refused to reveal North Vietnamese records of his internment and medical records.

    6. Biden just released his complete records

    7. I received an Honorable Discharge in 1971 from the Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant (jg).

    Comment by gasdocpol — October 25, 2008 @ 11:59 pm

  3. Every once in a while bolsonon takes exception to something that I have posted. I clarify my position and he never gets back to me. Am I to assume that he then agrees with me or have I put my foot in my mouth in his eyes ?

    He seems to have the blind faith that Hitler demanded of Germans.

    Comment by gasdocpol — October 29, 2008 @ 4:55 pm


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