Originally posted by HowlrunnerIV
The Vietnamese very nearly did kill him at the point of capture. He was bashed and bayoneted. He then spent five-and-a-half years in captivity that,
once again, did not meet the Geneva Convention. He was denied medical care as mandated by the Geneva Convention, he was tortured, as strictly
prohibited by the Geneva Convention. For six years.
Tell me, had he been a prisoner on the Burma-Thai Railway, would you berate him for the use of the words "Jap" or "Nip"?
The Japanese treatment of prisoner's in WWII is no comparison to the treatment of US prisoners in Vietnam. The US were treated fairly well in Vietnam
compared to WWII & the Japanese regardless of how you look at it.
Secondly, considering the aggression we were purpotrating on the Vietnamese people, to butt into THEIR affairs, and stop THEM from their personal
aspiratios of freedom & socialism by "gross force at all costs", I too am surprised they didn't kill Mccain upon capture. But apparently these
people kept him alive and others alive for years. I'm not speaking up for them, but during war in a nation like North Vietnam, just to keep POWs
at all, using up resources and food and water, is considered good treatment.
We can't seem to do that today in 2008 in Iraq and Afghanistan, this freedom loving, democratic nation. We've done many people equally as wrong as
Mccain was done in Vietnam during this war on Terror, and the ones that havent been killed in custody or released after being held and tortured for
years for absolutely positively no reason
, at a cost to the USA financially, are still rotting away inside Guantanamo Bay as I type this.
There's no excuse for Mccain's hatred. As a Christian, he should FORGIVE ALL, even his so-called persecutors. IMO, he shouldn't have been there
bombing them, at least JOHN KERRY wasnt afraid to admit that
when he came home, but for doing that, he was attacked and lost the potential
Presidency in 2004 from people just like Mccain. Beyond this, as a man of as many years as he has under his belt, he should realize by now that there
are more important things in life than to harbor feelings of hatred; even people who suffered under the hands of the Japanese in WWII have learned to
forgive them and even be friends with them.
But no, here we have the potential next President of the United States
, setting the example, drawing the line, creating the standard by showing
openly that even in his old age, he has not aquired the wisdom most men have, and has yet to realize the more important lessons about life, the
things most old, veteran men, prisoners of war or not, will tell you are the TRUE reasons to live in peace and harmony with your neighbors. Instead,
this guy goes flying around calling an entire modern nation "Gooks" and says he openly hates them all, regardless of who they are individually.
This is 100% equal to Osama bin-Laden saying he hates all Americans, and even HE can come off more considerate of others' feelings on public video
than Mccain, apparently. Guess bin-Laden is more of a PR man .. right ...