ED Noor: When I plugged into Google for illustrations of John McCain War Hero a thousand and one photos of the great young man surfaced. That right there should have been a red flag before despite his parentage. How many other POW's received such a publicized welcome? Clearly he was being set in place for his role as the returning hero, however events ~ ever subject to the whims of the uppermost echelons of power ~ might play out in the future. I always ask myself who votes these men into power and found my answer in the top "cartoon". Of course, he plays the Christian Zionist card with the despicable John Hagee who would have his sizable brain dead flock out there campaigning for Jesus's choice, McCain.
“On one occasion, General Vo Nguyen Giap, the top Vietnamese commander and a nationalist celebrity of the time, personally interviewed McCain. His compliance during this command performance was a moment of affirmation for the Vietnamese. His Vietnamese handlers thereafter used him regularly as prop at meetings with foreign delegations.”
“McCain told his North Vietnamese captors, highly classified information, the most important of which was the package routes, which were routes used to bomb North Vietnam. He gave in detail the altitude they were flying, the direction, if they made a turn… he gave them what primary targets the United States was interested in…the information McCain provided allowed the North Vietnamese to adjust their air-defenses.“As result…the US lost sixty percent more aircraft and in 1968 [and] called off the bombing of North Vietnam, because of the information McCain had given to them.”
First that a number of American prisoners of war were left behind in Indochina in 1973 with the connivance of top levels in the U.S. government andSecond that John McCain has worked assiduously to obstruct any efforts to open Pentagon files and follow up on leads to determine the status of the POWs and the “missing in action.”
If the recordings were truly limited to an under duress script fabricated to satisfy McCain’s tormentors, as he states in his book, they would only have reinforced the image of war hero, so it raises the question of why that was not done in 2008 or when McCain made his first run for the presidency in 2000.