I think McCain is telling "whoppers" ... no, not the chocolate ones...<br><br>even if there is some basis of truth (which NO one could verify if they were contrived) at minimum he's dramatizing the events to get votes and empathy.<br><br>Granted he served in a war zone (more than GW did), and he sacrificed a lot... doesn't make him qualified to be President, otherwise we'd just elect Medal of Honor winners ! I just think he'd have us in 6 wars - 3 weeks after he took office.<br>He's very confrontive - combative about Iran and the latest Russian event... I think he'd be like Bush - shoot first, maybe we'll take later. <br><br>David (OFI)
Andrew Sullivan has taken a closer look at this today:<br><br><br>"There is no way to know for sure what happened between two people in a prison camp in an incident to which no one else was a witness more than a quarter century ago. And it's perfectly possible that all of it is true, if muddled. But when a candidate tells a story that doesn't really add up with his previous accounts, and when he runs a campaign ad based on that story whose imagery is closer to someone else's account than his own, when a life changing moment is forgotten for a quarter of a century until a critical campaign when an appeal to conservative Christians was vital, the question is worth fleshing out - and I will gladly air any evidence that emerges in McCain's defense."<br><br>
Well if it weren't for his quaint stories, he would NOT have said anything profound.<br>all the other answers were "canned" and maybe rehersed answers. <br><br>Many are saying he may have had a "head's up"... the Pastor said McCain was in the building during the Obama questioning, but accounts show he arrived there only a few minutes before he went on.... so IF he were "in transit" are we to believe NONE of his staff watched Obama and said nothing to John? <br><br>this fish is beginning to stink. I hope the TRUTH comes out.<br><br>David (OFI)
I'm never against having more information available, so if he finds something and publishes it, great. I'm just really leery of judging someone on the basis of an anecdote, embellished though it might be.<br><br>On the other hand, I'm on the verge of being disgusted by what I heard on NPR coming home this afternoon. Apparently Cindy McCain asserts that she's an only child, when in fact she has a half sister, the daughter of her father by his first wife. There has to be a back story in this because the father left some many millions to Cindy and only 10,000 to the half sister, nothing at all to h is grandchildren by that other daughter. It'll probably be a not very edifying story, and I'm sure it'll come out sooner rather than later. Depending on what comes out I'll end up leaving the verge of disgust one way or the other.<br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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Andrew Sullivan keeps digging for some straight talk:<br><br>"Here are the perfectly legitimate questions reporters should now, in my opinion, ask McCain: why did you not mention this transcendent story in 1973? Why, in discussing three Christmases in captivity in Vietnam, was this story - far more powerful than any of the other anecdotes - omitted? How was it possible for the gun guard of May 1969 to be present at Christmas that year when McCain had been transferred to another camp? Is it possible that McCain's memory has faded with time and that he has simply fused his own memories with other stories - as Clinton did with Bosnia sniper fire and as Kerry did in remembering another Christmas he could not have actually witnessed where he said he did?<br><br>And why are we not allowed to ask these questions, when they relate to one of the most important questions anyone can ask about a president: the question of integrity? If McCain has fabricated a religious epiphany for political purposes, it is about as deep a betrayal of core integrity as one can imagine, and the latest example of how pernicious the religious domination of political life in America has become."<br><br><br><br>
Was his war record all that spectacular? I mean other then being shot down and being a prisoner for 5 years. Being shot down is not great of a thing to have happened to you. <br><br>dave<br><br><br><br>
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