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Old 10-22-2008, 04:19 PM   #1
 
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Did anyone see this? The most comprehensive footage was released today. I thought it was pretty interesting. I can't even imagine being in that position.

http://www.ina.fr/archivespourtous/i...tice=I08290030

It's not really politics-related per say, I just thought it was interesting. Not trying to start a debate
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
 
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I will never deny him the honor he should receive for being a US veteran and for being a prisoner of war. He is a hero in that capacity. Does that mean it translates over to being a good president? I don't know, it depends on who you talk to.
Regardless of politics, he should be honored for that alone.
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I agree. He served his country. He deserves respect for being the soldier he was, not for the person he has become during this campaign.
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I completely disagree. McCain is no hero, and he's a disgrace to veterans.
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I did find it strange that McCain voted NO on health and education benefits for veterans.

Kinda off topic,

What I find to be so ironic is that he and his party continue to shout "elitist!" at Obama. Just because McCain was a military kid does not mean he lived as most military kids live. Both his grandfather and father were admirals, the highest rank in the Navy, so they were not middle class. McCain went to boarding school as a kid. In all of my 43 years, I have only known ONE person rich enough to attend a boarding school. Granted, I don't get to run in the "elite" crowd, but to me, boarding school is mighty elite, yer darn tootin'!

Also, my true feelings are that McCain never achieved Admiral status, and apparently he is VERY competitive when it comes to status. What's the ranking office above Admiral? Is it the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or the Commander in Chief?

McCain even said in his autobiography that his aspirations for the Oval Office were not about helping people or to achieve any greater good, it was "just a goal" he wants to attain. IMO, that translates to "just a goal" so he can beat the rank of his father and grandfather.

But back ON topic (thanks for indulging my rant), I do appreciate the horrors the VietNam soldiers and POWs suffered. I would not wish that on anyone. Except for maybe Dick Cheney. He's the real Tricky Dick - Nixon had nothing on this guy.
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Being a POW does not qualify you to be president.
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Being a POW does not qualify you to be president.
Did anyone say that it did?
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I completely disagree. McCain is no hero, and he's a disgrace to veterans.
So are you saying that people who serve in our military don't deserve our respect and thanks for their service?
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Did anyone say that it did?
No.

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Ok? I do agree that the POW thing alone doesn't qualify someone. I do think that leadership experience in the military helps though.
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He's been towing the POW line for god knows how long now.
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yell at me later if you must, but I am the only one who thought he was kinda cute in that video?
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He's been towing the POW line for god knows how long now.
I thought this was interesting:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...9043014AA9KHvH
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yell at me later if you must, but I am the only one who thought he was kinda cute in that video?
Aww, no one should yell at you. You are not the only one who thought he was cute. add his rebellious troublemaking youth i bet he was even more attractive. Anyone find the intro very art house film-ish. It's the french voiceover and the black and white images that keep messing with the gravity of the situation for me. He's a hero nonetheless.
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yell at me later if you must, but I am the only one who thought he was kinda cute in that video?


Nope. He was a handsome and dashing young man. I can see how he managed to snag himself a billionaire heiress...course he had to dump the old first wife first.
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I completely disagree. McCain is no hero, and he's a disgrace to veterans.
So are you saying that people who serve in our military don't deserve our respect and thanks for their service?
Did you even read my post? Your response had absolutely nothing to do with what I said.
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I completely disagree. McCain is no hero, and he's a disgrace to veterans.
So are you saying that people who serve in our military don't deserve our respect and thanks for their service?
Most but not ALL. A person can be military and be a complete disgrace.
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yell at me later if you must, but I am the only one who thought he was kinda cute in that video?
Aww, no one should yell at you. You are not the only one who thought he was cute. add his rebellious troublemaking youth i bet he was even more attractive. Anyone find the intro very art house film-ish. It's the french voiceover and the black and white images that keep messing with the gravity of the situation for me. He's a hero nonetheless.
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Nope. He was a handsome and dashing young man. I can see how he managed to snag himself a billionaire heiress...course he had to dump the old first wife first.
What the heck happened? He didn't age well.
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I completely disagree. McCain is no hero, and he's a disgrace to veterans.
So are you saying that people who serve in our military don't deserve our respect and thanks for their service?
Did you even read my post? Your response had absolutely nothing to do with what I said.
The posters above you agreed that he should be honored specifically because of his service, regardless of who he is and what he's doing now. You disagreed with them, meaning you don't think he should be respected for his service. I was wondering if that opinion extends to others who serve, since that (service) was what was being discussed.
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