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Agreed, Soldier. McCain cared nothing about anything or anyone if it wasn't about HIM. He won't be missed. Where are we going to find a replacement for him who's that pathologically self-centered? A hero? What a laugh. Being a crappy pilot and P.O.W. is not the stuff known as heroic.
I flew with some of those General's brats, albeit 60+ years ago. Every one was always angling to advance his career, that's why they became pilots. Most of those I heard about later on made general officer, so I guess career-chasing works in most cases.
Take after McCain all you want on his Senate record, there is plenty of fodder there. Being a P.O.W. is nothing to sneer at.
He was a prisoner of war from October '67 to March 1973. Both arms and a leg were fractured upon ejection from his aircraft. Upon capture his shoulder was crushed from a rifle butt. He received beatings and torture, until the NV found out who he was. Then he received minimal care. He spent two years in solitary confinement. Starting in mid-1968 he was bound and beaten every two hours, until finally he broke down and 'confessed'. He was offered release, but refused, "I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy." He continued to be beaten two or three times a week, until 1969. His injuries left him unable to raise his arms above his head for the rest of his life.
Go after his Senate record, his record as a politician, I'm no McCain fan, but any man that has spent time as a P.O.W., deserves more respect than what you have shown here.
No one denies that McCain suffered as a P.O.W. but he suffered less than most due to his pedigree. He worked suffering into a political career driven by being mean-spirited and holding a grudge. Nothing exemplifies this nastiness more than his funeral directions to not invite Palin or P.O.T.U.S. even though Trump allowed his family to use air force 2. What an ass. Disabled, yes. Mean, grudge hugging, no sense of loyalty to anyone but himself, even more so. He will not be missed.