Friday, September 19, 2008

"McCain and the POW Coverup"

Ran across a reference on Slate to an article by Sydney Schanberg about McCain's involvement in the covering up of evidence of U.S. prisoners of war left behind in Vietnam. First paragraph is below. The rest of the article is really good if you feel like reading it... AND it is by a really well-respected journalist as well.
John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a
Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the
public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike
him, didn't return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly
sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the
most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents.
Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined
crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the
strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.

And from CNN's Cafferty File was a great blurb about how the Wall Street Journal is blasting McCain's position on the economy. And it appears that McCain graduated 894th out of a class of 899? Not so great...

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