Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Any comments from McCain, Johnson, or other POW's about torture?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:32 PM
Original message
Any comments from McCain, Johnson, or other POW's about torture?
Did they experience similar treatment when they were POWs? They probably experienced much worse, but it would be informative to know just how much it is or is not being minimized. Don't you agree?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:54 PM
Response to Original message
1. McCain never talks about his torture.
I read all about it however, in a book about the Vietnam POWs.

What was done in Iraq would be considered abuse, if you compare the torture in Vietnam. McCain cannot raise his arms up; he needs some help getting dressed. They pulled their arms back & then hung them suspended that way, for hours & days. McCain also walks with a limp.
And he almost died in captivity several times.

Also, many POWs died in captivity; the food was almost non existent.

There are many good books out there on Vietnam POWs.

The Iraq situation is a disgrace to our country. McCain was one of the 1st to speak out about it. He will be on the Senate Armed Services Committee tomorrow, when Rumsfeld testifies, & expect McCain to be harsh. Because of his service, he holds them to a higher standard than the chickenhawk Repubs.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:11 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. Did he say things about it in his book?
I recall reading some place about his arms and he still has trouble with them.I think they used to hang these men up by their arms.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:56 PM
Response to Original message
2. But McCain just thinks Rummy is doing a bang-up job.,
NOT TREATING THESE PRISONERS AS POW'S.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:17 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. That is not true!
He is pissed as hell, & has been all over TV speaking out.

Why do people on this board just throw out statements that are not true?

I watch as many hearings on C-Span as I can, & he has been HARDER on Rumsfeld than most Dems.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec 21st 2014, 01:28 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC