I see nothing in McCains military service to be ashamed of. In fact I believe most anybody would have said most anything in order to stop the beatings. If this is all the left has to attack McCain on then they are left nearly empty handed.
McCains time as a pow shows true principled character under extreme duress.
In mid-1968, McCain's father was named commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater, and McCain was offered early release. The North Vietnamese wanted to appear merciful for propaganda purposes, and also wanted to show other POWs that elites like McCain were willing to be treated preferentially. McCain turned down the offer of repatriation; he would only accept the offer if every man taken in before him was released as well.
These actions speak volumes about character and an inner sense of right and wrong he did not take the easy way out taking advantage of his fathers political pull yet instead chose to wait his turn. Now that is character beyond reproach, something Obama lacks I might add.
How many years of service to the armed services has the McCain family given? Two Admirals and what 50 yrs of service,sounds like a patriotic family dedicated to the service of America,also keep in mind that John McCain chose combat duty during Veitnam not a cushy supply job away from the action like he probably could have given his connections at the top.
Edited by nickoli, 05 July 2008 - 03:09 PM.