Sunday, September 21, 2008

FOCUS | McCain and the POW Cover-Up
Sydney H. Schanberg, The Nation: "John McCain, who has risen
to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero,
has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public
stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who,
unlike him, didn't return home. Throughout his Senate career,
McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set
of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about
these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who
people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the
interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange
champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books."

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