In last night’s debate, McCain again strutted out the fact of his POW status during the Vietnam war.
A servile media has long allowed this to be the primary part of McCain’s halo.
But instead, it should raise questions that go to the heart of McCain’s willingness to betray his fellow soldiers and countrymen in pursuit of political profit.
Sydney Schanberg won a Pulitzer prize while risking his life covering Cambodia for the New York Times in the 1970s. The Nation just published a Schanberg expose that proves that McCain intentionally pulled strings to bury U.S. government information on American soldiers left behind in Vietnam. Upon returning from Vietnam, McCain “pulled himself up by his bootstraps” by burnishing Richard Nixon’s boots – and denying the existence of POWs left behind was Obligatory Lie #1.
Schanberg’s sources are 10-karat, if not better.
Here is the shorter version that appears in the October 6 version of Nation.
Here is the longer version that appears in a study at the Nation Institute webpage.
The media never cares enough about American soldiers to even ask McCain about his role in covering up info about American POWs left behind. But the press turns into his boot burnishers whenever he struts out his tale of suffering.