I don't think we'll ever know what really happened there. Probably the truth is somewhere in between. What we do know is that McCain did serve in the Vietnam War, was shot down, was a prisoner for 5 years. A heck of a lot more than George W. Bush or the other chickenhawks did.However, we also know that he was reckless and tended to crash the planes assigned to him. As my husband likes to point out, being shot down isn't exactly a sign of success when you're a pilot. His recklessness and erratic behavior seems to be a lifelong trait, and that alone is enough, to me, to disqualify him as a president.
and mauigirl, my viet-vet hub keeps pointing out to me that McC was nothing more than spam in a can, dropping bombs on villages from the safety of 10,000 ft. so, who's the real terrorist?and now to read (who knows what's true anymore) from the POW camp commander that he knows his guys were all buddhists or atheists, well it certainly shines a different light on the "cross in the sand" story. I'm not doubting that it happened, but McC's spin on it is that meant to him there was a fellow xtian V.C. When I originally heard that story, my first thought was, why didn't it just mean a VC officer took pity on McC & did that just to lift his spirits at xmas? Why interpret it to mean he was a xtian?
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