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post #1 of 10
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I stumbled upon this today while searching the internet.
I recommend that every one read it.
WOW is all I can say. I really did like McCain before even though I didn't vote for him but WOW I have a lot more respect for the guy. I knew he was a pow I just didn't really know the story. Wouldn't have really changed my vote but again I have much Respect for the guy
Please Please read this if you get the chance

http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/...n-account.html


Also the video that they took of McCain as a POW

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle1846168.ece
post #2 of 10
there was a movie made from his story, Faith Of My Fathers. it ran here several times prior to the election.
post #3 of 10
It is amazing. It takes a lot to make it through something like that.
He has had run ins with POW groups who feel he blocked some important legislation in the 80s but he still suffered regardless.
He looks haunted in some photos.
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You know, I knew he was a POW, but I never read the details. After reading all 17 pages available, I'm honestly speechless. I had no idea the kind of treatment he went through for this country. I guess in my mind, he was just eating bad food and kept in a cell for all that time while he recovered from his injuries. I'm sheltered, I know. All I can say is this just deepens my respect for him and I had a lot of respect for him to begin with. I know I couldn't have survived that.

When my husband was in the Navy, he was lucky enough to be able to go to one of his lectures shortly after "Faith of My Fathers" was released, and talked to him for a few minutes while McCain signed his book. He was very impressed and moved by what he said, but didn't realize it was the same person until about half way through the election. So, somewhere (probably in his mom's attic) he has a signed copy of McCain's book. I wish we could find it because I would love to read the entire thing...although it will probably bring me to tears.
post #5 of 10
I'm sure Cindy (ckblv) posted it awhile back during the election as well.

He's an American Hero.
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
You know, I knew he was a POW, but I never read the details. After reading all 17 pages available, I'm honestly speechless. .
Me too Me too. I am so glad to know that you read it. It takes a lot to sit at the computer and read 17 pages. It really was hard not to though once I got started. I must say it was worth it and although I had respect for him before and I really did like him as a person I do have much more respect for him now that I know a little bit more about his experience as a POW and more respect for our military men and women who risk their lives and risk being put into a position like McCain and so many other military men and women. Not that I didn't respect them before I just don't think I fully understood and still probably don't fully understand what they are risking. However I do understand a little bit more then what i did before.
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Originally Posted by Krazycatlover View Post
Me too Me too. I am so glad to know that you read it. It takes a lot to sit at the computer and read 17 pages. It really was hard not to though once I got started. I must say it was worth it and although I had respect for him before and I really did like him as a person I do have much more respect for him now that I know a little bit more about his experience as a POW and more respect for our military men and women who risk their lives and risk being put into a position like McCain and so many other military men and women. Not that I didn't respect them before I just don't think I fully understood and still probably don't fully understand what they are risking. However I do understand a little bit more then what i did before.
I will be honest, there were some times I had a hard time clicking on the next page because it was just heart breaking. And, he stated everything in such a matter of fact way that is so admirable. He was just doing his job. But, it does explain a lot about why defense and the war are so important to him. When he said his capturers were talking about "first this country, then this one, then Thailand....." (I can't remember and don't want to go back through it all to find the exact quote.) The domino effect. That is scary. It's still very possible now.
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
When he said his capturers were talking about "first this country, then this one, then Thailand....." (I can't remember and don't want to go back through it all to find the exact quote.) The domino effect. That is scary. It's still very possible now.
Apply the same scenario to the Middle East, and it makes sense as to why its so important to succeed there as well.
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Apply the same scenario to the Middle East, and it makes sense as to why its so important to succeed there as well.
I agree completely. I guess we just have to see what happens now.
post #10 of 10
gonna go read...................
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