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  1. alfermann66

    alfermann66 Member

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    This is the man that bottom feeders like the new york times and others are casting aspersions upon. Let's not forget it and not let any other limp d--k liberals forget it either.

    This is a description of John McCain's imprisonment in North Vietnam as found in http://www.wikipedia.com/.

    "McCain spent six weeks in the Hoa Loa hospital, receiving marginal care.[40] He was interviewed by a French television reporter whose report was carried on CBS, and was observed by a variety of North Vietnamese, including the famous General Vo Nguyen Giap.[44] Many of the North Vietnamese observers assumed that he must be part of America's political-military-economic elite.[44]

    Now having lost 50 pounds, in a chest cast, and with his hair turned white,[40] McCain was sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on the outskirts of Hanoi nicknamed "the Plantation"[46] in December 1967, into a cell with two other Americans who did not expect him to live a week (one was Bud Day, a future Medal of Honor recipient); they nursed McCain and kept him alive.[47]

    In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would be for two years.[44] In July 1968, McCain's father was named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC), stationed in Honolulu and commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater.[4] McCain was immediately offered a chance to return home early:[40] the North Vietnamese wanted a mercy-showing propaganda coup for the outside world, and a message that only privilege mattered that they could use against the other POWs.[44] McCain turned down the offer of repatriation due to the Code of Conduct of "first in, first out": he would only accept the offer if every man taken in before him was released as well.[48] McCain's refusal to be released was even remarked upon by North Vietnamese officials to U.S. envoy Averell Harriman at the ongoing Paris Peace Talks.[40]

    In August 1968, a program of vigorous torture methods began on McCain, using rope bindings into painful positions and beatings every two hours, at the same time as he was suffering from dysentery.[44][40] Teeth and bones were broken again as was McCain's spirit; the beginnings of a suicide attempt was stopped by guards.[40] After four days of this, McCain signed an anti-American propaganda "confession" that said he was a "black criminal" and an "air pirate",[40] although he used stilted Communist jargon and ungrammatical language to signal the statement was forced.[49] He would later write, "I had learned what we all learned over there: Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine."[44] His injuries to this day have left him incapable of raising his arms above his head.[13] His captors tried to force him to sign a second statement, and this time he refused. He received two to three beatings per week because of his continued refusal.[50] Other American POWs were similarly tortured and maltreated in order to extract "confessions".[44]

    On one occasion when McCain was physically coerced to give the names of members of his squadron, he supplied them the names of the Green Bay Packers' offensive line.[49] On another occasion, a guard surreptitiously loosened McCain's painful rope bindings for a night; when he later saw McCain on Christmas Day, he stood next to McCain and silently drew a cross in the dirt with his foot[51] (decades later, McCain would relate this Good Samaritan story during his presidential campaigns, as a testament to faith and humanity[52][53]). McCain refused to meet with various anti-war peace groups coming to Hanoi, such as those led by David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, and Rennie Davis, not wanting to give either them or the North Vietnamese a propaganda victory based on his connection to his father.[44]

    In October 1969, treatment of McCain and the other POWs suddenly improved, after a badly beaten and weakened POW who had been released that summer disclosed to the world press the conditions to which they were being subjected.[44] In December 1969, McCain was transferred back to the Hoa Loa "Hanoi Hilton";[44] his solitary confinement ended in March 1970.[44] McCain continued to refuse to see anti-war groups or journalists sympathetic to the North Vietnamese regime;[44] to one visitor who did speak with him, McCain later wrote, "I told him I had no remorse about what I did, and that I would do it over again if the same opportunity presented itself."[44]

    McCain and other prisoners were moved around to different camps at times, but conditions over the next several years were generally more tolerable than they had been before.[44] Back at the "Hanoi Hilton" from November 1971 on,[44] McCain and the other POWs cheered the intense, Hanoi-focused, B-52-led U.S. "Christmas Bombing" campaign of December 1972 -- whose explosions lit the night sky and shook the walls of the camp, and whose daily orders were issued by McCain's father, knowing his son was in the vicinity -- as a forceful measure to force North Vietnam to terms.[44][54]

    Altogether McCain was held as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years. The Paris Peace Accords were signed on January 27, 1973, ending direct U.S. involvement in the war, but the Operation Homecoming arrangements for POWs took longer; McCain was finally released from captivity on March 15, 1973,[55] having been a POW for almost an extra five years due to his refusal to accept the out-of-sequence repatriation offer.[56]


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  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    The New York times has sold istself out completely to the Looney Left.

    What needs to happen is mass subscription cancellations, and in addition communications to the effect of never subscribing to a publication that dows not adhere to journalistic neutrality.

    OUr country has degenerated into a struggle of various power factions, each trying to grab the reins.

    Judges attempt to legislate from the bench, Religious "leaders" involving in politics, Media slanting to the left, mostly but some the other way.

    Government of the people, by the people, and for the people has not been around since the Great Social Experiment of the Sixties.

    All our wonderful technology is being used against us instead of enhancing our lives.

    I will send the New York times a letter or fax stating my objections to their yellow journalism.

    HM
     
  3. KEYBEAR

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    deckart The issue is lost on you for good reason .
     
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    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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