jewn McCain

Songbird McCain

"graduated fifth from the bottom of his class" of almost 900 graduates

"Things are taking place in a favorable opinion. The United States at present seems to be standing alone.  So much is its isolation"

How did a PRISONER OF WAR know this?  Did they have a pool, a jacuzzi, and a tv for him?

Why the jewish mafia wants McCain

TRY, don't ELECT, this Manchurian Candidate whose support comes from the CRIMINAL jew mafia

NOT a natural born citizen


Son of the admiral who dishonored the USS Liberty!!

Almost sank the USS Forrestal

McCain crashed 5 jets, plus was responsible for the Forrestal fire. Surviving crewmen and those who investigated the Forrestal fire case reported that McCain deliberately 'wet-started' his A-4E Skyhawk to shake up the guy in the F-4 Phantom behind his A-4. 'Wet-starts', done either deliberately (the starter motor switch allowed kerosene to pool in the engine and give a wet start) or accidentally, shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft. In McCain's case, the 'wet-start' 'cooked off' and launched the M34 Zuni rocket from the rear F-4 that punctured the Skyhawk's fueltank, knocked the M-65 1000 lb bomb off it's 500 lb rated mount, and touched off the explosions and massive fire. The F-4 pilot was reportedly killed in the conflagration, along with 167 of his fellow Forrestal shipmates (including those who died later from wounds suffered). 'Wet starting' was a common practice among young 'hot-dog' pilots. McCain was quickly (they were still counting the Forrestal dead) transferred to the USS Oriskany (the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred).
Description: XA4D-1 Skyhawk BuNo 137812 experiencing a wet start (note the pool of JP on the ground and the tongue of flame from the tailpipe).

"A fire aboard Enterprise on 14 January 1969, resulting from detonation of a MK-32 Zuni rocket warhead overheated by exhaust from an aircraft starting unit, took 27 lives, injured 314 and destroyed 15 aircraft. Repairs to the ship were completed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in early March."


McCain's trophy jewish wife and Bronfman connection


mccain mafia

McCain accused of accepting improper donations from Rothschilds

Daniel Nasaw in Washington ,

Tuesday April 29 2008 Article historyAbout this articleClose This article was first published on on Tuesday April 29 2008. It was last updated at 04:03 on April 29 2008.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain speaks in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Getty

A US campaign watchdog has accused presumptive Republican president nominee John McCain of violating election laws by accepting campaign contributions from two prominent Londoners.

At issue is a fundraising luncheon held in March at London's Spencer House, during McCain's swing through the United Kingdom. An invitation to the event lists Lord Rothschild and Nathaniel Rothschild as hosts, and indicates the event was made possible with their "kind permission".

Judicial Watch, a Washington organisation instrumental in the March release of Hillary Clinton's White House schedules, has asked US election monitors to investigate whether the Rothschilds improperly sponsored the fundraiser. US political campaigns are forbidden from accepting contributions from foreign nationals.

"The question is whether or not the Rothschilds paid for the event, the venue, the catering, or any other related costs," said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.

Tickets to the event cost $1,000 to $2,300, and the luncheon dress code was "lounge suits," the Washington Post reported in March.

The McCain campaign did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Judicial Watch also complained to the US election authority, the federal election commission, about Elton John's involvement in Clinton's campaign. The group alleged the British rocker broke US campaign laws by performing at a fundraiser for the New York senator. The Clinton campaign argued US law allowed the British musician to volunteer his time and solicit Americans for contributions.

The federal election commission is unlikely to act soon on the group's McCain complaint. It is currently short-handed, a result of a political squabble between the Democratic-led senate and the Bush administration, and lacks a quorum to take action.


This is the sorry SOB who wants to be President and Commander in Chief yet violated his military Code of Conduct and probably caused the lives of his fellow service members and POWs.  This is the same sorry SOB who berated the families of those service members missing in action and refuse to allow further searches for them and in addition refused to allow his POW records to be released.  That say a lot about this wannabe hero and what kind of President he would be, especially since his former captors could blackmail him because they know what he did.  No this person must not be President and he certainly is no hero, the heroes are the men who died living up to the Code of Conduct which McCain violated.

no child left behind?

Does he even KNOW the difference between US Citizens and Mexicans?

Traitor John McCain must not be nominated nor elected!  How could we have a Commander in Chief who collaborated with the enemy and violated the military's Code of Conduct commanding our military?  For him the Code of Conduct meant nothing but many other POWs died upholding that code.  McCain is no damn hero and every man, woman and child in America should know it.  He also wasn't a very good pilot since he destroyed four or five aircraft while in the Navy.  McCain, no thanks!

no child left behind?

The Mcain sisters:  can we even imagine this man's version of "no child left behind"?

bulletMcCains' father Admiral McCain GROSSLY DISHONORED the crew of the USS Liberty.
bulletjewsmedia support for McCain was INSTANT when he agreed to protect Israel at ALL costs!
bulletTo be president, McCain MUST be a natural born citizen, but he was born in Panama!
bulletONE reason McCain BLOCKED MIAs--prevent POW's from confirming his anti-American TREACHERY
bullet"Reverse Ace McCain MUST BE STOPPED at ALL cost!"
bullet"He took a trophy jew wife and dumped his invalid wife who STOOD BY him as a POW"
bullet"There was deep concern among the intelligence community about John McCain"
bulletJoin the "McCain? NO! Tea Party"!
bulletEXCELLENT video: McCain vs. McCain!
bulletExpertly bitch slapped by Dr. Ron Paul: non-interventionism vs. isolationism.
bulletHis arrogant attempt to use the U.S. military against Ron Paul BACKFIRED miserably.
bulletChuck Baldwin's EXCELLENT expose of McCain's TREACHERY!
bullet134 sailors killed by McCain on the USS Forrestal.

<<<“If we ignore these clues to character as we did with Richard Nixon, with some other presidents, then we get Watergate," Kessler said. "This is not someone, in the opinion of his Senate colleagues, who dealt with him, that we necessarily want on the nuclear trigger.”

Kessler adds, “His Senate colleagues almost universally despise him -- will not -- did not even support him for president -- there were only four senators who supported him.” >>>

 Why are his arms so short?

If only 4% of the Senate supported McCain for president, and less than 2% in most of the dozens of polls [particularly if Ron Paul was included], and NOBODY I know, and if NOBODY who knows about his father’s role in the *destruction* of the USS Liberty would [or SHOULD], then exactly WHICH radical small extremist *minority* DID support him and had the *authority* to make him OUR president?

The communist handlers of our real, live Manchurian Candidate?  Did THEY do that?

No thanks!

This is not at all a good analogy.  I’m not at all a fan of Richard Nixon, but compared to him, McCain is a BILLION TIMES more dangerous, from the START.  DO NOT wait until this Manchurian Candidate has his finger on the big red button, we must act NOW!!

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Your Future President?

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Yarmulke-wearing U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain wipes a tear away as Sen. Joe Lieberman looks on after visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Israel. McCain was also the recipient of a recent posh fundraising dinner affair in England, courtesy of the world’s largest funder of war in the world: the Rothschild family. Everyone knows McCain would be good for the war profiteers, bankers and Israeli security, but what will become of America?
John McCain’s Rothschild Connection

By Michael Collins Piper — AFP
SOME CYNICS SAY THAT Sen. John McCain’s recent visit to London to attend a fundraiser for his presidential candidacy hosted by Lord Jacob Rothschild of the international banking empire may have been quite simply a case of McCain going to Rothschild for his marching orders.
As if to underscore his allegiances, McCain preceded his trip to pay court to Lord Rothschild with a visit to Israel, the Middle East state that counts the Rothschild family as among its chief patrons, to the point that an earlier Rothschild, Edmond, of the Paris-based arm of the banking family, is honored on Israel’s currency today.
McCain was accompanied to the Rothschild gala (and to Israel) by his good friend and fellow devotee of Israel, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), who has endorsed McCain and who is often mentioned as either a vice presidential running mate for McCain or as a likely secretary of state in a McCain administration.
Although McCain’s sponsor, Lord Rothschild (as a citizen of Britain) is not permitted by American law to make campaign contributions directly to McCain, he was permitted to host a big-ticket fundraising reception for McCain attended by Americans in the Rothschild sphere of influence who were willing to pay aminimum of $1,000 per person for the privilege of mixing it up with the American presidential candidate who is clearly the Rothschild family’s favorite.
That the Rothschild empire would support McCain should come as no surprise to those familiar with McCain’s record.
First of all, McCain has been a longtime member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Although, on Oct, 30, 1993, The Washington Post described the CFR as “the nearest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States,” saying that they are “the people who, for more than half a century, have managed our international affairs and our military-industrial complex,” what the Post did not say was that the CFR is actually only a NewYork-based division of the grandly named Royal Institute of International Affairs, which has functioned as the foreign policy-making arm of the Rothschild dynasty, long the prime mover, behind the scenes, of Britain’s imperial ventures.
In addition, McCain’s own backstage connections in his home state of Arizona (See AFP, Feb 4, 2008) are equally intriguing and point even further to the reasons why the Rothschilds are enamored with McCain.
As AFP pointed out, McCain’s late father-in-law, Jim Hensley, was a top figure in the organized crime power network surrounding one Kemper Marley, who acted as the front man in Arizona for the Bronfman family—key players in the Lansky crime syndicate, popularly though inaccurately referred to as “the Mafia”—who used Marley to control both major political parties in that state.
The Bronfman family has long been allied with the Rothschilds as among the leading billionaire patrons of Israel and the global Zionist movement, so much so that Edgar Bronfman, head of the dynasty, was, for many years head of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), which is now lorded over by his son Matthew, who is chairman of the WJC’s governing board.
Eight years ago, when McCain first ran for president, Edgar Bronfman was a contributor to his campaign. And at the time McCain included among his closest advisors the ubiquitous William Kristol of the stridently pro-Israel neo-conservative journal, The Weekly Standard, whose owner, media baron Rupert Murdoch, rose to wealth and power through the sponsorship of the Rothschild and Bronfman families.
Kristol has attended the secretive Bilderberg meetings that are sponsored jointly on an annual basis by the Rothschild family in partnership with their American confreres in the Rockefeller family.
So the McCain-Bronfman-Rothschild connection is intimate on multiple levels and explains much about McCain’s long-standing tendency to be an almost feverish advocate for Israel’s interests.
McCain himself has declared his allegiance to Israel, above and beyond U.S. interests. In a March 14, 1999 speech in New York to the National Council of Young Israel, McCain said:

We choose, as a nation, to intervene militarily abroad in defense of the moral values that are at the center of our national conscientiousness even when vital national interests are not necessarily at stake. I raise this point because it lies at the heart of this nation’s approach to Israel. The survival of Israel is one of this country’s most important moral commitments.
Thus, McCain would be willing to commit the United States to a war in defense of Israel, even if U.S. “vital interests are not necessarily at stake.” His endorsement of assaults upon the so-called “rogue” Islamic states is part and parcel of this policy, which hardly places America first.
In fact, the record shows that McCain has long been part of an elitist group promoting U.S. military action in defense of Israel. According to theAug. 2, 1996 issue of the London-based Jewish Chronicle, McCain was a member of a little-known operation calling itself the Commission on America’s National Interest that issued a report rating Israel as a “blue chip” interest for the United States worth “spending serious treasure and serious blood on”—a conclusion many Americans might question.
The report ranked Israel’s survival “on a par with preventing nuclear, biological and nuclear attacks on the U.S. as a vital American interest.” The Chronicle summarized the report, quoting the group, with the headline: “Americans ‘should go to war to defend Israel.’”
McCain has said that he is “driven” by “Wilsonian principles”—the internationalist philosophy that U.S. military might should be used to enforce what critics have called the New World Order.
In 2006, for his enthusiastic efforts on Israel’s behalf, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) gave McCain its “distinguished service award” named in memory of the late Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash.) who was long one of the Israeli lobby’s favorite members of Congress.
To be hailed by JINSA, however, is a rather dubious honor, inasmuch as several people associated with JINSA including its founder Stephen Bryen, and Bryen’s close friend, Richard Perle (another regular attendee at the meetings of the Bilderberg group) as well as Paul Wolfowitz (former president of the World Bank) have all been investigated by the FBI in past years on suspicion of espionage on behalf of Israel.
Now the presumptive Republican Party’s presidential nominee has received the formal public endorsement of the unrivaled royal family of international Zionism—the Rothschilds.

Michael Collins Piper can be heard every week day night live on the Internet at He is the author of Final Judgment, the controversial “underground bestseller” documenting the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is also the author of The High Priests of War, The New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America , The Judas Goats: The Enemy Within, Dirty Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in the 20th Century, and The GOLEM: Israel’s Hell Bomb. These works can be found at America First Books and FIRST AMENDMENT BOOKS: 1-888-699-NEWS. He has lectured on suppressed topics in places as diverse as Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.

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John Sidney McCain III entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis,
Maryland in 1954. Young McCain wanted to become an admiral. He planned to be
the "first son and grandson of four star admirals" to achieve such a
distinction. But that was not to be. McCain III possessed none of the innate
character and discipline traits that helped mold his father and grandfather
into great military leaders.

His father, John S. "Junior" McCain, and grandfather, John S. McCain, Sr.,
were famous four-star Admirals in the U.S. Navy. His father commanded U.S.
forces in Europe before becoming commander of American forces fighting in
Vietnam. His grandfather commanded naval aviation at the Battle of Okinawa
in 1945. Both men became highly influential in U.S. Navy operations.

At the Academy, aside being known as a "rowdy, raunchy, underachiever" who
resented authority, Cadet McCain became infamous as a leader among his
fellow midshipmen for organizing "off-Yard activities" and hard drinking
parties. Robert Timberg wrote in his book, The Nightingale's Song, that
"being on liberty with John McCain was like being in a train wreck."

McCain's grades were "marginal." He drew so many demerits for breaking
curfew and other discipline issues that he graduated fifth from the bottom
of the class of 1958. Despite his low "class standing," and no doubt because
of the influence of his family of famous Admirals, McCain was leap-frogged
ahead of more qualified applicants and granted a coveted slot to be trained
as a navy pilot.

Good Party Animal - Bad Pilot:

He spent the next two and a half years as a "naval aviator in training" at
Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
in Texas, flying A-1 Skyraiders.

While a pilot trainee, McCain continued to party hard. He drove a Corvette
and dated an exotic dancer named "Marie the Flame of Florida." Timberg wrote
that McCain "learned to fly at Pensacola, though his performance was below
par, at best good enough to get by. He liked flying, but didn't love it."

McCain Lost Five Military Aircraft

McCain, the "below par" pilot, eventually lost 5 military aircraft, the
first during a training flight in 1958 when he plunged into Corpus Christi
Bay while trying to land. The Navy ignored the crash and graduated McCain in

While deployed in the Mediterranean, the hard partying McCain lost a second
aircraft. Timberg described the crash: "Flying too low over the Iberian
Peninsula, he took out some power lines which led to a spate of newspaper
stories in which he was predictably identified as the son of an admiral."

Unscathed, McCain returned to Pensacola Station where he was promoted to
flight instructor for Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi. The
airfield at Meridian, McCain Field, was named in honor of McCain's

In 1964 McCain became involved with Carol Shepp, a model from Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, he had met at Annapolis. They were married in Philadelphia on
July 3, 1965.

Flight instructor McCain lost a third aircraft while flying a Navy trainer
solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game. Timberg wrote that
McCain radioed, "I've got a flameout" before ejecting at one thousand feet.
McCain parachuted onto a beach moments before his plane slammed into a clump
of trees.

The Navy dismissed the crash as "unavoidable" and assigned McCain to the
aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in December 1966, which was patrolling the
Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. In Spring 1967, the Forrestal was
assigned to join the Operation Rolling Thunder bombing campaign against
North Vietnam.

McCain lost his fourth plane on board the Forrestal on July 29, 1967 when a
rocket inadvertently slammed into his bomb laden jet. McCain escaped, but
the explosions that followed killed 134 sailors. McCain was transferred from
the badly damaged Forrestal to the USS Oriskany. Shortly afterwards, on Oct.
26, 1967, he was shot down and captured by the Vietnamese.

Post-POW Years: Political Ambition and a New, Young, Rich Wife

Upon his release from North Vietnam and return to the United States in 1973,
McCain reunited with his wife, Carol, who had been permanently crippled in a
car accident while he was a POW.

Still yearning to become an admiral, McCain enrolled in the National War
College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. and underwent physical therapy in
order to fly again. The Navy excused his permanent disabilities and
reinstated him to flight status, effectively positioning him for promotion.

Timberg described McCain's advancement: "in the fall of 1974, McCain was
transferred to Jacksonville as the executive officer of Replacement Air
Group 174, the long-sought flying billet at last a reality. A few months
later, he assumed command of the RAG, which trained pilots and crews for
carrier deployments. The assignment was controversial, some calling it
favoritism, a sop to the famous son of a famous father and grandfather,
since he had not first commanded a squadron, the usual career path."

While Executive Officer and later as Squadron Commander McCain used his
authority to arrange frequent flights that allowed him to carouse with
subordinates and "engage in extra-marital affairs."

This was a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice rules against
adultery and fraternization with subordinates. But, as with all his other
past behaviors, McCain was never penalized; instead he always got away with
his transgressions.

Timberg wrote, "Off duty, usually on routine cross-country flights to Yuma
and El Centro, John started carousing and running around with women. To make
matters worse, some of the women with whom he was linked by rumor were
subordinates . . . At the time the rumors were so widespread that, true or
not, they became part of McCain's persona, impossible not to take note of."

In early 1977, Admiral Jim Holloway, Chief of Naval Operations promoted
McCain to captain and transferred him from his command position "to
Washington as the number-two man in the Navy's Senate liaison office. McCain
was promptly given total control of the office. It wasn't long before the
"fun loving and irreverent" McCain had turned the liaison office into a
"late-afternoon gathering spot where senators and staffers, usually from the
Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, would drop in for a drink
and the chance to unwind."

In 1979, while attending a military reception in Hawaii, McCain met and fell
in love with Cindy Lou Hensley [a jewess whose father is a lead figure in the jewish

mafia] , 17 years his junior, who was the daughter of
James W. Hensley, a wealthy Anheuser-Busch distributor from Phoenix,
Arizona. McCain filed for and obtained an uncontested divorce from his wife
in Florida on April 2, 1980 and promptly married Cindy on May 17, 1980.

He resigned from the Navy in 1981 and went to work for his father-in-law in
Phoenix; where he used the opportunity to make powerful and wealthy friends
in Arizona including banker Charles Keating and Duke Tully, the
editor-in-chief of the Arizona Republic. Keating was later convicted of
fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy and Tully was disgraced for concocting a
phony military record of combat in Korea and Vietnam including medals for

McCain ran for Arizona's First Congressional District in 1982. McCain won
the congressional seat. In 1987 McCain was elected to the US Senate.



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A "Flying Squad" Of Returned POWs Are Protecting McCain's Image  

By former POW Major Mark A. Smith
United States Army Retired

Army Green Beret Captain Mark Smith was captured April 7, 1972 during a heated battle with the North Vietnamese in South Vietnam. Smith was held in a bamboo cage until he was freed during the general POW release in 1973.

In my opinion, there are no "sacred cows" when it comes to the office of the President of the United States of America. At this point, there is a "flying squad" of returned POWs from the Vietnam War protecting the image of Senator John S. McCain. One can but wonder why Senator McCain would require such a team. He is not under attack or even serious scrutiny by the "liberal media." TV commentators who usually attack anyone who shows a less than pristine bent for the most part are mum on the Arizona senator.

My concerns are simple. I believe that any and all of the intelligence held by U.S. Government agencies on Senator McCain's time as a POW must be made available to the media and public. There is too much danger of a President being held hostage by things in the files of Intelligence agencies and, even more dangerous, held in the files of foreign governments in Asia and Europe.

My intentions have nothing to do with any feelings I may harbor toward John McCain personally. I have none. My intentions in all of this have to do with him professionally.

They have to do with his treatment of [North Vietnamese Army Colonel] Bui Tin, who I consider nothing more than a "sent agent." They have to do with his simplistic attitude toward the issue of MIAs and his utterly vile behavior toward those who disagree with him, including POW/MIA family members.

Lastly, I feel for any of the "Keating Five" to have the audacity to make "Campaign Reform" the cornerstone of his platform is the height of hypocrisy. He took the money right along with the others. To claim he did not know is not the type of answer one who aspires to be President should give in my opinion. He was responsible but, he did everything in his power to shift the blame. He sounded too much like Clinton for me. He disappointed me in that.

I don't care if he has a temper unless he decides to vent it on an aging MIA mother, and he did just that. I can't forgive that and no one else should.

MIAs? I wrote then-Congressman McCain while still in the Army, from Korea, about the MIAs. Senator Denton wrote to me encouraging me to trust the Government. I didn't like the answer, but I got an answer from Senator Denton. My letter to McCain was answered by DIA. I wrote to him as one of the few POWs the Communists returned along with himself, and he checked nothing. So much for John's concern about MIAs.

A friend of mine was with Admiral McCain when he came to meet his son upon his return to U.S. control. When he reminded Senator McCain of this, John responded with a tirade and claimed that he received no "special treatment" and even denied his father was there. I'm sorry, but that was just a lie.

There was deep concern among the intelligence community about John McCain. His interviews and statements from Hanoi and pictures of him in an actual hospital gave great worries to many, including Bill Colby himself. His hero image was not nearly as solid in 1973 as it is now. That may have been wrong, but it was a fact.

I don't know why John did many of the things he did in captivity and since, but I do know that none of this is off limits, when it concerns someone running for President.

Andrew Jackson was a war hero and he and his wife endured terrible rumors, innuendo and the washing of dirty laundry. If "Ole Hickory" was not immune, someone captured by the enemy also is not.

Some are issuing damning statements about Senator McCain, which I have never seen anything to justify. Unless there are verifiable facts to back them up, these people should shut up. Most importantly, Vietnam Veterans have some serious questions to ask about which the media seems too timid to even venture a query. These must be answered and answered now.

Lastly, for returned POWs to stand up and say that no MIAs could have been alive after 1973 "Because we knew everyone in the system," is a self-serving lie and has no place in the utterances of honorable men. If they truly do not know better, they should support their candidate and keep their mouths shut about MIAs. They know nothing of remains still reaking of decay long after the war, nor have they ever been in the arena of which they try to speak as "experts." All of this to support a political candidate for President? That is what McCain is and the leadership of our nation is too important to take anyone's word on a candidate.

After all, there is a large segment of time when none of these POWs were with McCain in Hanoi. To state or even insinuate otherwise is to lie and that is unacceptable, even if one believes all that John now says.

Like I have said in the past, I hope John is everything that he claims to be, but that does not excuse giving military intelligence to the enemy, his supposed "open mind" on MIAs, his treatment of MIA family members, or his attacks on [former Marine POW] PFC Garwood, a man he never heard of as a POW.

Perhaps he could address why all those boys in Hanoi were on the radio I had to listen to in 1972-73 and none were being tortured. Contrary to the carefully contrived belief within the media, the vast majority that I heard were "highly trained and disciplined pilots" and not a bunch of "Army and Marine" enlisted men.

I find it totally unprofessional, for professional military men to attack people who have legitimate questions about a political candidate regardless of who he is or who his father was. I find many things said about Senator McCain to be unsavory and with out merit.

Those things are easily dealt with by John's campaign staff. His friends have every right to defend him on these things, but they have no right to issue blanket statements about McCain's captivity unless they were with him all the way. They were not unless his claim of isolation is a fabrication.

One would hope the same people are more accurate in their description of McCain than they were in their totally meritless claim of "knowing everyone in the system." This is a self-serving lie and a totally dishonorable one at that. You knew? You knew nothing!

In closing, let me say this. The very insinuation that anyone who challenges John McCain is a lesser person in the returned POW community is so much bunk.

This is political, pure and simple. John must be judged as a candidate for President, on what his past actions truly were. Where he has stood on the issues as a politician are open to scrutiny and he is also certainly allowed his defenders.

However, to put out totally inaccurate statements about what the POWs in Hanoi knew about who was a POW and who was not, and who collaborated and who did not, while ignoring the dishonorable actions of those let back into the fold in the last minutes of captivity, has no merit.

We are talking about the leadership of the Nation, and I and others have serious questions about McCain's suitability for that position. We are allowed to have these positions and there is no requirement based on honor that requires us to remain mum.

Furthermore, there is no challenge as to our right to be judged on our performance on the battlefield or in prison. I welcome anyone to debate me on my performance in either scenario and I find the insinuation that we in the jungle somehow suffered less or served with less honor to be not only professionally and historically reprehensible, but, also laughable.

Perhaps some in our number learned the value of propaganda a little too well during our captivity.

I will not be steam rolled by a "flying squad" of propagandists. I want some damned answers, not another self-serving book that builds the images and egos of my high-flying compatriots from Hanoi.

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Now you know why McCain DEMANDED that the POW records be sealed, and REFUSED to go after POW's who were KNOWN to have been left behind--MCCAIN KNEW THEY WOULD TELL THE *TRUTH* ABOUT HIM!!!

Top Cop Says McCain Was Never Tortured

Former Vietnam vet with top secret clearance - Republican frontrunner is "a
lying skunk"

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Thursday, February 7th, 2008

A former Vietnam veteran with top secret clearance says he has personally spoken
to numerous POW's who dispute John McCain's claim that he refused to provide
information after he was captured and tortured in Hanoi, saying that in fact
McCain's code-name was "Songbird" because of his willingness to tell all to
avoid torture.

Jack McLamb served nine years in secret operations in Cambodia and other nations
before going on to become one of the most highly decorated police officer's in
Phoenix history, winning police officer of the year twice before taking a role
as a hostage negotiator for the FBI.

"I know a lot of Vietnam veterans and a few POW's and all the POW's that I've
talked to over the years say that John McCain is a lying skunk," McLamb told the
Alex Jones Show.

"He never was tortured - they were there in the camp with him and then when he
came in....he immediately started spilling his guts about everything because he
didn't want to get tortured," said McLamb, contradicting the official story that
McCain only offered his name, rank, serial number, and date of birth.

"The Vietnamese Communists called him the Songbird, that's his code name,
Songbird McCain, because he just came into the camp singing and telling them
everything they wanted to know," said McLamb.

McLamb said the POW's told him that McCain had sustained two broken arms and a
leg injury from not pulling his arms in when he bailed out of his A-4 Skyhawk
that was shot down over the Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi.

The POW's said that McCain made 32 propaganda videos for the communist North
Vietnamese in which he denounced America for what they were doing in Vietnam.

"They have these sealed now, our government has these sealed, we can't get to
it, they have it classified," said McLamb, adding that in truth "the POW's hate
John McCain."

It is commonly accepted that McCain was treated better than other POW's and
afforded medical care immediately after the North Vietnamese discovered that his
father was a top admiral.

Several Vietnam veterans groups do solely exist to expose McCain's abandonment
of veteran's interests as well as his lies about being tortured, including
Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain and U.S. Veteran Dispatch.

Doubts over McCain's alleged war hero status and his support to curtail efforts
to look for missing POW's contributed to torpedoing his presidential campaign in
2000 and those same questions will undoubtedly surface again should the Senator
win the Republican nomination.


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McCain was born in Panama City...


John McCain Biography (1936-)

Bio's Best: U.S. Presidents

Born: August 29, 1936 (Panama Canal Zone)
Lives in: Phoenix, AZ
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 5’ 7” (1.7 m)
Family: wife Cindy, 4 sons Douglas, Andrew, John IV, and James and 3 daughters Sidney, Meghan, and Bridget
Parents: Admiral John Sydney McCain, Jr. (from Indiana) and Roberta (Wright) McCain (from Oklahoma)
Religion: Episcopalian
Graduated: United States Naval Academy (1958)
National War College (1974)
Career: U.S. Representative from 1983 to 1987
U.S. Senator from 1987-present
Government Committees:
-Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
-Chair, Committee on Indian Affairs, 1995-1997, 2005-2007
-Faith of My Fathers (1999)
-Worth Fighting For (2002)
-Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember (2005)
-Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them (2007)

John McCain is a U.S. Senator from Arizona and a Republican candidate for president in 2008.

John Sidney McCain was born on August 29, 1936, in the Panama Canal Zone. Born into a family with a distinguished reputation in the U.S. Navy, both his father and grandfather were admirals and his father rose to command all the U.S. naval forces in the Pacific, McCain spent his childhood and adolescent years moving between naval bases in America and abroad.

He graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1958 and trained as a Navy pilot. With the outbreak of the Vietnam War, McCain volunteered for combat duty and began flying carrier-based attack planes on low-altitude bombing runs against the North Vietnamese.

On October 26, 1967, during his 23rd air mission, McCain's plane was shot down over the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. His captors soon learned he was the son of a high-ranking officer in the U.S. Navy and repeatedly offered him early release, but McCain refused, not wanting to violate the military code of conduct and knowing that the North Vietnamese would use his release as a powerful piece of propaganda.

He eventually spent five and a half years in various prison camps, three and a half of those in solitary confinement, and was repeatedly beaten and tortured before he was finally released, along with other American POWs, in March 1973, two months after the Vietnam cease fire went into effect.

Though McCain had lost most of his physical strength and flexibility, he was determined to continue serving as a naval aviator. After a painful nine months of rehabilitation, he returned to flying duty, but it soon became clear that his injuries had permanently impaired his ability to advance in the Navy.

His introduction to politics came in 1977, when he was assigned as the Navy's liaison to the U.S. Senate. In 1980, after marrying his second wife, Cindy Hensley, McCain moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and began working on establishing connections in politics. He was first elected to political office in 1982, easily winning a seat in the House of Representatives when his well-known war record helped overcome doubts about his "carpetbagger" status.

Having adapted well to the largely conservative politics of his home state, McCain was a loyal supporter of the Reagan administration and numbered among a group of young "new Right."

In 1986, after the retirement of the longtime Arizona senator and prominent Republican Barry Goldwater, McCain won election to the U.S. Senate. Both in the House and the Senate, McCain earned a reputation as a conservative politician who nonetheless was not afraid to question the ruling Republican orthodoxy. In 1983, for example, he called for the withdrawal of U.S. Marines from Lebanon, and he also publicly criticized the administration's handling of the Iran-Contra affair.

From 1987 to 1989, McCain underwent a federal investigation as a member of the "Keating Five," a group of senators who were accused of improperly intervening with federal regulators on behalf of Charles H. Keating Jr., a bank chairman whose Lincoln Savings & Loan Association eventually became one of the biggest failures in the savings and loan disasters of the late 1980s. He was eventually cleared of the charges, although investigators declared that he had exercised "poor judgment" by meeting with the regulators.

McCain weathered the scandal and won re-election to the Senate three times, each time with a solid majority. His reputation as a maverick politician with firm beliefs and a quick temper only increased, and many were impressed with his willingness to be extremely open with the public and the press. He has worked diligently in support of increased tobacco legislation and especially the reform of the campaign finance system, professing some more liberal views and generally proving to be more complex than merely a straight-ahead conservative.

In 1999, McCain emerged as a solid challenger to the frontrunner, Governor George W. Bush of Texas, for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000. In the New Hampshire primary, McCain won by a surprisingly wide margin, largely bolstered by Independent voters and cross-over Democrats.

After a roller-coaster ride during the primaries--Bush won South Carolina, while McCain captured Michigan and Arizona--Bush emerged triumphant on "Super Tuesday" in early March 2000, winning New York and California, among a number of others. Though McCain won in most of the New England states, his large electoral deficit forced him to "suspend" his campaign indefinitely. On May 9, after holding out for two months, McCain formally endorsed Bush.

In August 2000, McCain was diagnosed with skin cancer lesions on his face and arm, which doctors determined were unrelated to a similar lesion which he had removed in 1993. He subsequently underwent surgery, during which all the cancerous tissue was successfully removed.

McCain was back in the headlines in the spring of 2001, when the Senate debated and eventually passed, by a vote of 59-41, a broad overhaul of the campaign finance system. The bill was the fruit of McCain's six-year effort, with Democratic Senator Russell D. Feingold of Wisconsin to reform the system. Central to the McCain-Feingold bill is a controversial ban on the unrestricted contributions to political parties known as "soft money." The new law was narrowly upheld by the Supreme Court in 2003.

McCain supported the Iraq War, but criticized The Pentagon several times, especially about low troop strength. McCain supported the 2007 surge of more than 20,000 troops, which supporters say has increased security in Iraq.

McCain also publicly supported President Bush's bid for re-election, even though he differed with Bush on several issues including torture, illegal immigration and global warming.

With Bush limited to two terms, McCain officially entered the 2008 presidential race on April 25, 2007, during an announcement in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

McCain married Carol Shepp, his first wife, in 1965. He adopted her two children from a previous marriage, and they have a daughter, born in 1966. The couple divorced in 1980. He and his second wife, Cindy, have four children.



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By Frosty Wooldridge
February 7, 2008
How’s immigration working out for you fellow Americans? Got a goober in your back pocket? Like what you see in Mexi-fornia? How about Mexi-zona? What can you say about Mexi-Texas? How about that 1965 Immigration Reform Act that added 100 million people in four decades? How about the next 100 million immigrants added by 2040?
Ya’ just gotta’ love the results don’t ya’? What would Andy of Mayberry say?
“Hey, Andy,��� Goober said, while twirling his hat.
“Ya’ Goob,” Andy Taylor muttered.
“What do you git when you has over 100 anglers down on the lake for the Fishin’ Derby that can only handle 20 fishermen Andy?” Goober said.
“Jist a bit over-crowded,” Andy said, scowling. “Reckon only a few will catch a fish and have a harder time fightin’ all the others bumping into them.”
“Don’t make no sense does it?” Goober said.
“No sense atall,” Andy said.
Senator John McCain shot to the top for the Republicans on Super Tuesday. What could possibly be running through the minds of voters who voted for him?
McCain along with Teddy Kennedy signed the amnesty package for 4.3 million illegal aliens in 1986. They promised to secure the borders 22 years ago. Today, in the last 22 years, they watched 20 million more illegals breach our borders. In June of last year, both senators voted to double legal immigration. Both voted for another amnesty. Both voted for the Dream Act. Both worked to dissolve America’s borders into the North American Union. Both men voted to get 4,000 of our kids killed in Iraq—and more to die.
Both men show their ages at 72 and 75 to be out of touch, running out of life and both remaining out of reach with reality.
Yet, Arizona republicans in droves voted to thrust a broken down old war horse into the presidency! With his open borders record and complete chaos in Arizona, why in the name of common sense, would Arizona voters vote for McCain? He failed them, he failed our Constitution and he failed in leadership.
This election will prove the most devastating in our nation’s history if pro-open borders candidates Hillary and/or Obama reach the White House or an old man named John McCain takes the presidency. It’s astounding to me that an old man won’t or can’t let go the reigns of power. I remember Reagan fell asleep in cabinet meetings. He proved a figure-head only in his last four years. With McCain or Hillary/Obama, either way, Americans from every walk of life face a mind-boggling immigration human armada out of the third world that will deluge our ability to sustain this civilization.
My friend George Sura in Fort Collins said it best, “Immigration is the most formidable weapon of mass destruction threatening America today. Ironically, invaders have put our country at risk without firing a shot. The White House, the heavies in Congress and the smaller fish in state legislatures do not seem to have the collective intellectual depth or common sense to see what is upon us and how rampant immigration will degrade the lives and opportunities of our progeny. Every day brings America closer to irreversible chaos. Behind this issue are blind forces to reckon with. No politician, political party, corporation, religious fervor, investment, pop morality or individual aspiration should come before country. Ever! The brokers who recklessly advocate or condone pervasive, unending and limitless immigration are steersman with Titanic-like wheelhouse credentials. They should be kicked out of the wheelhouse of this nation.”
I’m beside myself fellow Americans. Are we that dumb? Are we that duped by the media to vote McCain into the presidency? Aren’t his past actions enough information to vote for anyone else but McCain?
Do we realize that McCain/Hillary/Obama maintain the same agenda: dissolve America’s borders, dismantle our sovereignty, flood this country with immigrants, and ultimately, thrust us into a North American Union?!
Do we realize that McCain hasn’t done anything noteworthy or visionary in 25 years in the Senate? He watched us fall, in fact, voted us into financial purgatory. He voted for insourcing, outsourcing and offshoring to take 3.1 million manufacturing jobs out of the USA. He said and did nothing as he watched his state of Arizona suffer 500,000 illegal aliens. He watched 20 million illegals breach our borders without a word of protest. He voted for and will continue our war in Iraq. He did nothing to work toward energy conservation in 25 years.
John McCain proves to be a spectator on the national stage. How do we think that would change if he reached the White House? It wouldn’t.
If Republicans choose John McCain to represent them on November 7th, it shows they choose old, out of touch, the past, inactivity and lethargy over vitality, exuberance, liveliness and creative process. The results of that kind of leader will prove a continuation of path paved by George W. Bush.
It will show that voters remain myopic, inflexible, constricted, short term thinkers and inexorably brain dead.
“Makes no sense atall Goober,” Andy said.

We Have One Chance,Only One,To Maybe,Just Maybe Make
This Country Right Again.The Primarys Are Right Around The


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Can We Believe McCain?

John LeBoutillier
Monday June 4, 2001

Amid all the controversy over John McCain’s weekend with Democratic Majority Leader Tom Daschle comes McCain’s "denial." He said in a phone call to G.W. Bush, "I have no intention of switching parties or of running for president."

Should McCain be trusted?

Can we believe what he says?

Is this so-called hero someone who always tells the truth?

Here is a private story that may go a long way toward answering these questions:

When John McCain was a POW in North Vietnam, one of his fellow POWs was Colonel Ted Guy. In fact, Ted was the SRO (Senior Ranking Officer) in one of the camps and was therefore superior to McCain.

Ted Guy, by the way, was known as one of the toughest and strictest POWs. He brooked no nonsense – and no cooperation with the North Vietnamese forces.

Ted always liked and respected McCain. After they all came home they remained friendly.

In the early 1990s Ted Guy read every book and article about the entire POW mess and then came to a startling reversal of thought. He realized that the United States government had indeed abandoned hundreds of other POWs at the end of the war and that those POWs were still alive in Vietnam and Laos. So Ted began speaking out, writing to his fellow former POWs – and even held a big press conference in Washington at the National Press Club.

This new position put Ted at odds with McCain, who was then serving on the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIAs.

McCain has led the fight against all those of us who believe there are still POWs held against their will in Southeast Asia.

One day in 1991 Ted Guy – living then in San Antonio – received a phone call from McCain. (Unbeknownst to McCain, Ted tape recorded all his phone calls.) McCain said, "Ted, I just had a good conversation with your friend John LeBoutillier. I think everything is just fine. …”

When the call was over, Ted called me and told me what McCain had just said. Ted then asked me, "John, did you just have a conversation with McCain?"

Flabbergasted, I replied, "I have not talked with McCain since 1985!"

A few weeks later McCain again called Ted Guy to try to dissuade Ted from leading the pro-living-POW faction. And, again, on went Ted's home tape recorder. McCain began, "Hi, Ted, how are you?"

Ted was ready. He said to McCain, "John, the last time you called me you claimed you had just had a conversation with John LeBoutillier. But in fact you hadn't talked to him in six years!"

McCain immediately replied, "I never said I had had a conversation with John LeBoutillier. I don't know what you’re talking about."

So there you have it!

John McCain is either a complete liar or else he is so mentally unstable that he cannot remember what he said a few weeks earlier to someone he has known for 30 years.

Either way we must never trust him – nor should he ever be allowed anywhere near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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John McCain as one of The Keating Five


Interview with author of "McCain: The Myth of a Maverick"

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"Now You Know The Rest Of The Story"

If This Don't Make You Blood Boil You Are Not A True American!!! More Bad History Of Hothead John McCain – Do You Really Want This Mentally Ill "Nut Case" In Charge Of Anything???

He Crashed 5 jets, plus was responsible for the Horrible USS Forrestal fire In 1967. Surviving crewmen and those who investigated the Forrestal fire case reported that McCain deliberately 'wet-started' his A-4E Skyhawk to shake up the guy in the F-4 Phantom behind his A-4. 'Wet-starts', done either deliberately (the starter motor switch allowed kerosene to pool in the engine and give a wet start) or accidentally, shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft. In McCain's case, the 'wet-start' 'cooked off' and launched the M34 Zuni rocket from the rear F-4 that punctured the Skyhawk's fuel tank, knocked the M-65 1000 lb. bomb off it's 500 lb. rated mount, and touched off the explosions and massive fire. The F-4 pilot was reportedly killed in the conflagration, along with 167 of his fellow Forrestal shipmates (including those who died later from wounds suffered). 'Wet starting' was a common practice among young 'hot-dog' pilots. McCain was quickly (they were still counting the Forrestal dead) transferred to the USS Oriskany (the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred).

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Get This Iraq War Charge Off My Bill

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Sent: 1/31/2008 9:00:47 PM
Subject: McCain

Here is my follow up on McCain, as promised.


It appears that John McCain is on a roll and is building up enough momentum to most likely become the GOP candidate who will run against the democratic candidate for president in the upcoming presidential election.

After Rudy Giuliani's failed strategy of placing all his hopes upon the Florida primary, he withdrew from the race and endorsed John McCain, calling McCain an "American hero".

Then in a not unexpected move, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gave his endorsement to Senator McCain as well, also calling him a "great American hero". The news media, including the self proclaimed best political team of CNN, are all saying that John McCain is the current front runner and will be tough to beat for the GOP nomination.

With only two candidates left on the democratic side and Senator McCain the favored to win the republican nomination, I am left feeling utterly disgusted, although this scenario was not unexpected.

The country is still divided along party lines, much as it was in the past few presidential elections, yet there is the war in Iraq and the supposed threat of another terrorist attack that may be a major factor in how people vote. In that instance I have heard it said that any republican is better than any democrat. I wish I could be so sure about that.

Senator McCain claims he has the "experience, the knowledge, and the judgment."
Furthermore Senator McCain stated, "And as president, I will follow in this tradition of sticking to my principles no matter what and bring our troops home with honor."

Senator McCain is thought of as a hero by those who endorse him, he has stated that "...I was prepared to sacrifice whatever was necessary in order to stand up for what I believed in." Senator McCain, to use your own words, it is time for some straight talk.

In the last debate Senator McCain's stated that he had the honor of serving this country in uniform for 22 years. Let's look at some facts regarding Senator McCain's service to this country.

During Senator McCain's time in the military academy he was known for his hard drinking rowdy behavior. According to the book, The Nightingale's Song, "being on liberty with John McCain was like being in a train wreck." Senator McCain drew so many demerits for disciplinary issues that he graduated fifth from the bottom of his class. Yet somehow he managed to bypass other more qualified cadets to find a slot as a naval aviator.

While in training in Pensacola Florida, Senator McCain continued to party and live an extravagant lifestyle. He drove a Corvette and dated an exotic dancer named Marie the Flame of Florida.

During his training Senator McCain lost his first of five aircraft when it ditched into Corpus Christi Bay during a landing attempt. Nevertheless McCain graduated from flight training in 1960.

When Senator McCain was stationed in the Mediterranean he lost his second plane when he flew into some power lines. Once again the military ignored his apparent inability to keep a plane airborne and promoted him to flight instructor at Naval Air Station Meridian, in Mississippi.

As a flight instructor Senator McCain lost his third plane while flying solo to Philadelphia for an Army-Navy football game. The Navy again ignored the loss of a third plane, calling it unavoidable, and assigned Senator McCain to the USS. Forrestal.

While on the Forrestal Senator McCain lost his fourth jet when a rocket somehow slammed into it while it was loaded with bombs. The ensuing explosion killed 134 sailors. McCain survived and was transferred to the USS Oriskany.

While serving on the Oriskany, Senator McCain was shot down and captured by the Vietnamese, where he was held as a prisoner of war for five and a half years. No one other than those who have actually been held as prisoners of war can relate to the difficulties and hardships they face. I, as a veteran, however was briefed upon the Military Code of Conduct, rules that apply to all who might be captured in time of war. Article 5 of the Code of Conduct states, "When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause."

When Senator McCain lost his fifth plane over Hanoi and had to eject, he suffered fractures to both arms and one leg. Although he must have been in severe pain, after three or four days of being slapped around and questioned by his captors Senator McCain called for an officer and told him "OK, I'll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital." U.S. News and World Report, May 14, 1973 article written by former POW John McCain.

Senator McCain was taken to Gai Lam military hospital which was normally unavailable to American POWS. While technically still a prisoner of war, Senator McCain seemed to have certain privileges not shared by his fellow servicemen. In his own words again, ". . . Many visitors came to talk to me [John McCain]. Not all of it was for interrogation. Once a famous North Vietnamese writer-an old man with a Ho Chi Minh beard-came to my room, wanting to know all about Ernest Hemingway . . . Others came to find out about life in the United States. They figured because my father had such high military rank that I was of the royalty or governing circle . . . One of the men who came to see me, whose picture I recognized later, was Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, the hero of Dienbienphu."

In 1967 Hanoi press started running quotes by Senator McCain which gave away specific military information. One such report stated, "To a question of the correspondent, McCain answered: 'My assignment to the Oriskany, I told myself, was due to serious losses in pilots, which were sustained by this aircraft carrier (due to its raids on the North Vietnam territory - VNA) and which necessitated replacements. From 10 to 12 pilots were transferred like me from the Forrestal to the Oriskany. Before I was shot down, we had made several sorties. Altogether, I made about 23 flights over North Vietnam.'" McCain is further quoted as describing the number of aircraft in his flight and information concerning rescue ships.

For nearly two years McCain was held in isolation. During this time no one other McCain and his captors know for sure what took place. Some claim the McCain underwent "intense indoctrination and psychological programs".

Towards the end of his internment as a POW Senator McCain was interviewed by Dr. Fernando Barral, a psychiatrist from Spain who was living in Cuba at the time. The interview was photographed by the Vietnamese and shows McCain drinking coffee and eating oranges and cakes with Dr. Barral. During this interview McCain answered questions freely in Spanish, another apparent violation of the Code of Conduct by failing to evade answering questions to the utmost of his ability.

McCain states that he was physically beaten and physically abused while held captive at one location known as the Plantation. According to an Article in the Phoenix New Times in March of 1999, two former POW's who were McCain's senior ranking officers at the time state that although they could not state for sure that he was not beaten, they doubted the events McCain claimed had happened, actually did occur.

One of these men, Gordon "Swede" Larson, stated, "Between the two of us, it's our belief, and to the best of our knowledge, that no prisoner was beaten or harmed physically in that camp [known as "The Plantation"]," Larson went on to say, ". . . My only contention with the McCain deal is that while he was at The Plantation, to the best of my knowledge and Ted's knowledge, he was not physically abused in any way. No one was in that camp. It was the camp that people were released from."

As I stated, no one, other than John McCain and his captors, knows for sure what took place while he was held captive as a POW. It is interesting though that in 1993 on one of Senator McCain's trips back to Hanoi he asked the Vietnamese not to make public the records they held pertaining to U.S. POW's.

There is an unwritten code among servicemen that to the best of their ability they will leave no man behind. In 1973 the U.S. saw the repatriation of 591 U.S. servicemen who had been held captive as POW's. However, it was estimated that still there were a large number of POW's held in Vietnam, Laos, and possibly even in Southern China.

In 1973 the State Department stated that data showed the prisoner list to be starkly incomplete. Only nine of the 591 returnees came out of Laos although experts in military intelligence listed 311 men as missing in that country. Yet on March 29, 1973 President Nixon proclaimed that 'all our American POW's are on their way home.' That discrepancy has never been explained.

As a former POW, you would think that Senator McCain would want to do all that he could to settle this dispute once and for all. In 1989 the House of Representatives introduced a measure entitled 'The Truth Bill'. This simple legislation stated, "[The] head of each department or agency which holds or receives any records and information, including live-sighting reports, which have been correlated or possibly correlated to United States personnel listed as prisoner of war or missing in action from World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam conflict shall make available to the public all such records and information held or received by that department or agency. In addition, the Department of Defense shall make available to the public with its records and information a complete listing of United States personnel classified as prisoner of war, missing in action, or killed in action (body not returned) from World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam c! onflict."

Opposed by the Pentagon, The Truth Bill got nowhere. In 1991 it was reintroduced again, and once again was stymied. Then out of the blue, in the Senate comes a bill written by Senator John McCain came a new piece of legislation bearing his name alone, 'The McCain Bill'. This legislation created a bureaucratic nightmare that made sure only a handful of the available documents would ever see the light of day. It miraculously passed and became law. Now the Pentagon is not required to inform the public when it receives intelligence stating that Americans are still alive and held in captivity.

What gives Senator McCain? Where is your loyalty to your fellow servicemen? The POW/MIA movement is still alive in this country, but it has faded to the background, only to be kept alive by those who still have loved ones unaccounted for. They have little to no hope of ever finding out the truth regarding the whereabouts of their loved ones, yet they still hang on to hope.

Yet a professor of law at the University of Wisconsin, and the editor of The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, calls these people 'sick'. Professor Kutler states, "If it weren't so sick, it would be laughable. These are not nice people. They are the other side in an ongoing uncivil Civil War in America. They would refight Vietnam, criminalize abortion, make public school prayer mandatory, prove that Hillary bumped off Vince Foster, and indict Teddy Kennedy for Chappaquiddick. They are uncivil and intolerant of any views or information they do not share."

I wonder if Professor Kutler and Senator McCain would say the same, and block every effort of the families of loved ones who disappeared in abduction cases across America?

Senator McCain claims to have what it takes to be Commander in Chief. He claims he has the leadership qualities that this nation needs. In simple straight talk that Senator McCain is so fond of using I would like to see him explain his conduct regarding the points I have just made. The American people deserve the truth, and it appears that Senator McCain has not been very straightforward when it comes to that commodity.