It is most appropriate that George W. Bush and John McCain are meeting behind closed doors because that's where the two Bush terms were won. But we must remember not to attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. The good news is, what these two lack in leadership and integrity is made up for in arrogance and pig-headedness. For those of you who found it incomprehensible that McCain voted against helping our troops, saying he didn't want to be too generous, it's really very simple. Some might even call it a sad story.
While I was a patient at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, Senator McCain explained to me that the source of my anger was being abandoned by my fellow Americans after being shot down twice in Vietnam (quite a revelation). That he, too, was still mad as hell at Americans for leaving him to rot in a POW camp for years while they listened to psychedelic music, wore flowers in their hair, and partied (Guess I'm a hippie at heart because I thought these people were really neat. Love, not war, is a pretty good mindset in my opinion). I listened in disbelief as McCain informed me that he had to choose between dying or talking; and since Americans didn't give a damn about him, he didn't give a damn about them.
He even confessed rather boldly being nicknamed "Songbird" by his fellow POWs because of his willingness to tell his captors even more than they asked for. This is a flagrant violation of Article III of the United States Code of Military Conduct which states, If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy. While it was a difficult moment for me, I was pleased McCain had, unlike me, gotten it together after returning home.
Frankly, I didn't believe the "Songbird" story until many years later when I heard esteemed author Gore Vidal allude to it. In 2003 I started promoting McCain for president. But I was wrong; this guy is still filled with hate, and it's not the Iraqis, Iranians or North Koreans he hates. To all who want to follow this bitter old man McCain into WWIII, you just might want to reflect on the fact that he didn't do very well as a warrior. He lost his aircraft, got captured, and then failed miserably to comply with Article III of the United States Code of Military Conduct, which is a court marshal offense. I suggest that Democrats remember what these cold blooded neo-conservatives did to Max Cleland, John Kerry, and tried to do to John Murtha.
I believe it's time they harvested this crop of thorns they have so mercilessly sown. I don't know what you are going to do, but I'm going to feed this bunch who have disgraced our country and devalued our dollar some of their own medicine; and I'm not going to use a spoon, I'm going to use a shovel.
Bob Miller, born in Florence has served as a Pilot in Vietnam War and was shot down twice. He also received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air medal for his service. Now he thinks that mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to humanity. Miller now is the most controversial writer about Anti-War. He helps the youth to find out the truth about the horribleness and needlessness war through his articles and speeches.