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POW/MIA Families Alleged McCain Assault

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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:48 PM
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POW/MIA Families Alleged McCain Assault


www.opednews.com

On June 20, 1996, Senator John McCain allegedly assaulted a family member of a Vietnam War prisoner of war (POW) who was missing in action (MIA), as a group of about 15 family members of POW/MIAs watched in astonishment. Within about one month, five ethics complaints had been filed with the Senate Ethics Committee by five eyewitnesses. But the Senate Ethics Committee refused to investigate the matter.



According to eyewitness Carol Hrdlicka, wife of Vietnam War POW/MIA air force pilot Col. David Hrdlicka, the group had been waiting in the hall of the Russell Office Building in Washington, D.C. for McCain to come out of an office in order to hand deliver letters asking him to forego an amendment to the Missing Service Personnel Act (MSPA) of 2005. The MSPA had been signed into law in February 1996 as part of the Defense Authorization Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-106). This law, which updated a 1942 law, had been a major victory for the families of POW/MIAs who worked tirelessly to get it through Congress.
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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:48 PM
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Briefly, this story is about a POW/MIA family who had worked very hard to bring legisliation for POW/MIA families only to have it dismantled by McCain - and one of the family members who was in a wheelchair, was assaulted by McCain. He denied knowing anything about the bill for POW/MIA families, even as he was working to dismantle the bill. The Military Service Personnel Act was passed in 1996 and among other things, it criminalized the withholding of any information regarding MIA/POW whereabouts.

If this story is true, it shows a very ugly side of McCain. I am beginning to think he's either gone crazy or senile. What do you all think about this story? Please discuss.

www.opednews.com
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Edited for clarification 6/27/08

[edit on 27-6-2008 by endrun]



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 06:00 PM
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Wow, 24 views and not one comment? I think this is big news. What do you all think?



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 06:08 PM
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The first I've heard of this. Although I just read on drudge McCain made a very inappropriate comment regarding 'I just quit beating my wife two weeks ago' while in arizona.
McCain (said three times already) is a loose cannon.
I've voted republican before. I liked Reagan.
So please don't pigeon hole me as a diecast dem.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 06:08 PM
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12 years ago, when McCain was a spry 60 years of age. McCain is the original flip-flopper, no doubt about that. Didnt he make propaganda films for the vietcong? He's fake.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 06:34 PM
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I can imagine this is further indication of his overall discomfort with the past. This however is a minor transgression until more people discuss it. Like the MSM..., send it to Fox!



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 08:31 PM
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PBS said the vietcong called him the 'Prince of the captured'. In so many words.
I have no malice towards McCain.

I am tallying his missteps, and mispeaks.

If we want another 8 yrs of gauntlet foriegn policy, by all means, vote McCain.

The American flag was flown upside down by GI's during the Saddam statue takedown.

I saw it. I know I did. I have attempted to hunt it down. I have been unsuccessful.

I WISH we had another JFK to take presidency.

Big change is tantamount. We cannot go on like this.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 08:40 PM
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Hi JPM: THanks for your post. Can you explain a little more about the wife beating comment? I haven't heard that before and am unfamiliar with the situation.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 08:47 PM
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Well there are your choices folks. Insane McCain or the Obama-nation.

Either we choose someone with serious anger control problems or an ethically challenged Marxist, partial to Islamic militants. I'd pick McCain from among the two rotten choices, however I have a real choice. I can vote third party, Constitution party in fact.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 08:52 PM
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Do you know who's running for the Constitution Party? I haven't heard anything about them, but I am a strict Constitutionalist.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 09:17 PM
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I believe they selected Chuck Baldwin to run in 2008.

baldwin2008.com...



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 10:03 PM
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Hi endrun. Thank you for thanking me for my post

Go to drudge.com.
Story is there.
I try to limit linkies for security sake.
Thank you for understanding.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by pluckynoonez
12 years ago, when McCain was a spry 60 years of age. McCain is the original flip-flopper, no doubt about that. Didnt he make propaganda films for the vietcong? He's fake.


No, that was John Forbes Kerry who's likeness and voice were heavily used by the vietcong after he returned to America and committed treason.

I do not believe this story. If this had happened, surely it would have been brought up long before now. Please don't fool yourself, John McCain was no friend of the media before he got this nomination, they certainly wouldn't have sat on the story to protect him, nor would the party have done anything to prevent it getting out. In fact, to the contrary, prior to 9/11 there was a movement by Republicans in Arizona that was supported by some high level party officials nationwide to get McCain out of office because of his liberal stance on gun shows and his stab in the back to gun owners.



posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 09:24 AM
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Just because it wasn't in the news doesn't mean it didn't happen. I can understand your viewpoint though. He was pretty well liked until the last few years when he began making ridiculous statements and became friends with Bush; whereas, in 2000, they were enemies.

It just makes me wonder: has McCain lost his marbles?

Also, there was a report filed with the DC police and the Ethics Committee, we should be able to verify that if true.



posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 12:04 PM
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posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 12:16 PM
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I think people who were tortured by other countries dont need to be in office because it obscures their view of government.

McCain is a con, if you watch him on camera you can catch his lies... i dont doubt there is some truth this, but I imagine it is twisted a little bit.



posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 12:17 PM
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maybe you have forgotten but McCain is a millionaire and you do not try to mess with Millinaires in America, the outcome is not a very good one...

Truth and Justice only works for the lower class and middle class. The upper class has their own rules.



posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 12:28 PM
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Well, since we are talking about the claim of assault and not the purpose for which they we seeking McCain, I'd say *he* has a much better case of claiming he was the one accosted by these people laying in wait at his place of employment.


I think this description is rather revealing:




When he [McCain] realized who we were, his face turned red and he became enraged. He would not accept the letters we had brought, he burst through our group assaulting the niece of Jane Duke Gaylor, mother of a MIA. I followed Senator McCain down the hall asking that he leave the legislation alone and all the while he is denying that he knew anything about the Missing Personnel Act. ...As we reached the elevator he said to me that I didn't know what he had been through ... I then stated I understood what he had been through and David Hrdlicka was still going through it. I had the capture picture of my husband and tried to show the picture to him but he would not look at it. ...The elevator arrived and Senator McCain quickly jumped in -- that ended our conversation. After this incident we went to the Capitol Police and filed a report. We also sent complaints to the ethics committee on the Senator's behavior.










 
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