I think the problem with McCain is that he is actually a fairly intelligent person, who also happens to be a die hard GOP partyliner (yes, intelligent Republicans do exist). His brain tells him to say something smart, but his conservative talking points say otherwise. Must be confusing for him. His one persistent delusion has been on whether the war can be “won”. I’m sure this comes from his feelings of inadequacy in relation to the US pulling out of Viet Nam. Frankly, I don’t see why Americans like putting “war heroes” in political seats. For the most part, veterans are damaged goods. I mean that in a demeaning way, nobody would argue that war changes a man forever. I will go out on a limb and say that it doesn’t change them for the better.
I don’t think we should judge a person by whether or not they served, but it is one factor to be considered in understanding their history and context. I certainly do not think it is fair to cut people out of society as if they were damaged goods because they may have sacrificed for a cause noble or foolish. I do think you are demeaning veterans, whether you meant to or not.
John McCain may be the only politician that can actually salvage what W. has done (crappy) in Iraq. Being in the military, I would rather see ANY republican in office right now over any democrat (Especially Billary). Republican tend to be better at handling national defense rather and wetting their panties and backing off.
I could careless what our new president is capable of doing military-wise in some other country…what about home…what about America. Once all the baby boomers die off this country will change for the better, mark my words. What are McCains views on Marijuana Laws and Regulations? Anyone know?
No disrespect for Mr. McCain, or his suffering, he has had enough time to understand why this happened, some useless war, where Americans had no real business, certainly not any advance in ‘civilized society, where anger and rage has occupied most of our’ news, it would be better to try understanding, communicate, use sign language if it works, somewhere, out there in the distant look of your enemies eyes, you might glimpse your face, in that twinkle and blink of an eye, next thing you know, you are here, typing your thoughts and ideas, for some common good, for some way to end war, for some way to change,..