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the man speaks professional forked tongue

Abu Ghraib (John McCain’s stance on torture) – collage & foto by smith

John McCain his built his entire career on a lie – that he is a war hero.

He says he’s a hero because he was shot down while bombing civilians during the Vietnam War, and then tortured after he was captured. Personally, I have trouble seeing anyone as a hero who kills women and children. And the fact of the matter is, he even failed at his task of murdering civilians.

Now his Vietnamese jailer (Tran Trong Duyet) says John McCain was never tortured while in his prison, and the person who rescued him from the crashed jet (Mr Lua) says McCain wasn’t even tortured after being pulled from his plane – in fact Mr Lua says he personally saved McCain from being tortured.

A few excerpts from a & The Times October 25, 2008 article titled “‘John McCain was never tortured in my jail’, says Tran Trong Duyet.”

“Mr Lua was the first on the scene after the crash and swam out to retrieve the battered, politically valuable prize.

“He mimes clutching Mr McCain’s hair in one hand and a kitchen knife in the other: “I didn’t care about the politics, I just saw a man who had killed so many Vietnamese that I longed to kill him. He was injured badly and at the time I was desperate to finish him off. We only stopped because we were told he was more valuable alive. Now I’m glad I did stop.

“Mr Lua speaks of quickly getting Mr McCain to the safety of a police station before any harm was done. Mr McCain writes of mob attacks on his shoulder, ankle and groin with rifle-butt and bayonet.

“I never tortured or mistreated the POWs and nor did my staff,” says Mr Duyet in contradiction of Mr McCain’s account and those of other prisoners. “The Americans were dropping bombs on military and civilian targets – so it’s not as if they had important information we needed to extract.” Mr Duyet says that he sympathizes with Mr McCain and other POWs for claiming that they were tortured. “It’s up to the Americans to decide whether or not he counts as a hero. He was very brave, very manly, he dared to argue with me and he was very intelligent. But all the talk of being tortured is for the sake of votes.”

“Nguyen Tien Tran, another of the directors at the prison, confirms his colleague’s story: “We had a clear code of taking care of the injured. We did our best to patch McCain up and he was treated by a good doctor. Why would he say that he was tortured?”

This is a case of whom do you believe. I don’t know much about the Vietnamese men mentioned above. But I do know John McCain, and he has lied thousands of times in the just the past two years alone. He also lied when the Congressional Ethics Committee caught him with his hand in the Keating Five scandal cookie jar, and he lied when his wife got caught stealing money from a charity so she could buy illegal drugs. The man speaks professional forked tongue.

And whether he was tortured or not, the fact remains he buckled and gave the Viet Cong information while a prisoner of war, signed documents admitting he was a war criminal, even made a film vilifying the USA – so technically, just like George W. Bush when he went AWOL from his National Guard unit during the Vietnam war, McCain is a traitor to his country (which means if tried for treason and found guilty, both could be shot in front of a firing squad).

Actually though, his POW admissions are the only thing I admire about John McCain because he was indeed a war criminal and the USA was indeed illegally killing civilians. Probably the last truthful thing to come out of his mouth.

You want to check this data out, type in “McCain Tran Trong Duyet torture Vietnam” into your search engine, and you’ll get all kinds of hits, most on respectable sites (I do not consider FoxNews, the rabid neocon con blogs, or the braindead flat-earth religious wrong fundamentalist sites respectable – they’re all howling at a non-existent moon while licking their own unwiped assholes).

Sarah Palin lies a lot too, especially when she keeps shrilly screaming Obama’s a terrorist because he lives in the same neighborhood as an ex-terrorist. But it’s more interesting what she won’t say: she refused to say folk who bomb abortion clinics are terrorists. Obama’s a terrorist just for living in the hood, but actual American killers of American unmarried girls, unborn fetuses, nurses and doctors are not terrorists. Go figure. Probably the same logic circuits she uses to say she hasn’t broken any laws in Alaska. That woman is one half-baked Alaskan.

Sarah Palin & John McCain – bullshit in, bushshit out.

John McConjob & Sarah Prostitute’s diplomacy plank – foto by smith

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