Friday, June 6, 2008

Meet John McCain

This is the type of person I want to see in the office of president. This is one of my many reason for dropping the Dems and joining McCain. He is proven, he will NOT let us down.

Although McCain was badly wounded, his captors refused to treat his injuries, instead beating and interrogating him to get information. Only when the North Vietnamese discovered that his father was a top admiral did they give him medical care and announce his capture. His status as a prisoner of war (POW) made the front pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post.

McCain spent six weeks in the Hoa Loa hospital while receiving marginal care. Now having lost 50 pounds (23 kg), in a chest cast, and with his hair turned white, McCain was sent to a different camp on the outskirts of Hanoi in December 1967, into a cell with two other Americans who did not expect him to live a week. In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years.
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.

1 comment:

Eerane said...

I also will be supporting McCain instead of Obama because McCain has experience in foreign policy and affairs. Unlike Obama who seems to only know how to vote "present" and has ono experience in anything except talking and campaigning. Oh wait, he did tell us he knows how to use drugs didn't he? I guess he thinks THAT qualifies him.