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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:23 PM
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Vietnam Veterans Against Mccain
Edited on Mon Apr-28-08 03:27 PM by IanDB1


Vietnamese tell international press that POW McCain was "singled out for softer treatment"

A former Vietnamese Communist Party official is claiming Sen. John McCain was "quickly singled out for softer treatment" as a POW because "he was the son of an American admiral. Phung Van Chung, 70, who was a Communist Party official at the time McCain was captured said "top" Vietnamese leaders wanted to use McCain "for negotiations." Chung also said McCain is refusing "to acknowledge" the heroism of Mai Van On, a Vietnamese peasant who the Vietnamese say swam out during the bombing raid and rescued McCain from drowning. McCain's refusal to publicly recognize Mai Van On for saving "his life" has some in the media speculating that McCain is afraid that to do so would "fuel other, more damaging allegations that McCain exaggerated elements of his PoW ordeal in Hoa Lo prison. Click here for the full story . . .
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/wor...

John McCain:
The Manchurian Candidate connection: McCain was subjected to 5 years of Soviet driven "brain perversion techniques." Is he fit to be President and Commander in Chief of the military? . . . read more
http://www.usvetdsp.com/mar08/mccain_manchurian.htm


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John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate

John McCain By Ted Sampley
U.S. Veteran Dispatch
December 1992 Issue




By Ted Sampley
U.S. Veteran Dispatch
December 1992 Issue

Those following the proceedings during the past year of the Senate Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs have been mystified by the rabid actions of the one man on the committee who should be grateful that for the nearly three decades there have been activists in America who have refused to let die the issue of the fate of Americans lost and missing in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War.

I am speaking of course of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). None of the Senators on the Select Committee have been as vicious in their attacks on POW/MIA family members and activists than the man behind the mask of war hero, former POW, and patriotic United States Senator . . .

Not even Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who went into his job as chairman of the Select Committee with a predisposition that no one was left alive in Southeast Asia, that it was therefore "time to put the war behind us" and normalize relations with Hanoi, has shown such a bias against those who have fought and kept alive the POW/MIA cause.

Not even Sen. Kerry, with his own record as an anti-war protester during the early 1970s after serving in Vietnam--has turned a totally deaf ear to the numerous individuals and groups who are, correctly or not, convinced that Americans were and are alive in captivity in Southeast Asia.

More:
http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:29 PM
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1. This same group was against Kerry
I get the feeling they don't particularly like any vets except their own members.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:31 PM
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2. You sure about that?
Got any links?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:34 PM
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4. They also sell anti-Kerry t-shirts. n/t
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:35 PM
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5. It would be old news
but I am pretty sure this one of the groups against Kerry because he thew his medals on the WH lawn along with other vets.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:41 PM
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6. Are you talking about 2004 or back in the 70's?
Big difference, IMO. And I'm a Vietnam Vet.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:52 PM
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7. 2004 election
I also think this same group used this against McCain when he was running against Bush, or they tried to. I don't like to see any of our vets' service to the country denegrated at all, no matter their political affiliation. I remember the shitty and abusive comments made to my husband and others when he came home from Vietnam........"baby killer" remember that one?
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 04:46 PM
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9. Ted Sampley was a critic of Poppy Bush as well!
http://pekingduck.org/archives/001618.php

Well, at least he's an equal opportunity basher. What a whacko.

Thanks.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:33 PM
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3. I noticed that, too. Hoisting Repukes on their own petard. I love the smell of Irony in the morning.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 03:57 PM
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8. These ugly attacks have no place in politics.
These people should receive universal condemnation.

I can't see these attacks as doing anything more than increase sympathy for McCain.
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