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Side Note on the Protest at the Kissenger Hearing

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  • Cow Poke
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    As I recall, McCain ALSO declined to go home when asked by his captors*, insisting on that "same order" principle.




    *playing favoritism because, as noted, his father was an Admiral.

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  • DesertBerean
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    I'm leery of McCain...but here, nothing but respect.

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  • Teallaura
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    Side Note on the Protest at the Kissenger Hearing

    I don't think I'd ever known about this. My respect for McCain just went up.

    Originally posted by Fox News
    McCain, who served in Vietnam, has a personal connection to Kissinger and brought it up shortly after the protesters left. While McCain was imprisoned in Hanoi during the Vietnam War, Kissinger is said to have refused an offer to bring McCain home with him during final talks to end the war. As McCain tells it, Kissinger said he would be brought home in the same order as the other prisoners, knowing that to do otherwise would imply favoritism (McCain's father was a four-star admiral in the Navy).
    During Thursday's hearing, McCain thanked Kissinger for saving his honor.

    Source

    Putting this in context, McCain had just apologized to Kissinger for the protesters - and called them 'low life scum' after they called for Kissinger's arrest for 'war crimes'. If ANYONE has a beef with Kissinger's handling of Viet Nam, it would be McCain.

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