"There are countless horrible things happening all over the world and horrible people prospering, but we must never allow them to disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to sabotage and annoy them whenever possible." -Auberon Waugh
"...A man with three buttocks."But you're right.....this is something completely different. Although one thing remains unchanged -- the North Vietnamese still deny torturing American prisoners.
If Obama has half a brain he will challenge McCain on this point. Should be interesting to see how that works out. McCain for President.Mehaul
I think there's an interesting difference between the "endorsement" by the Vietnamese jailer and the endorsements (or perhaps it's more accurate to say, the "expressions of support") that Obama has either already received, or is likely to receive, from other well-known commies such as Fidel Castro. Obama's foreign well-wishers will be basing their support on the fact that his ideological positions are closer to theirs (also, perhaps, on the fact that he is clearly a bigger threat to American strength abroad). The warden of the Hanoi Hilton - fanatical communist that he may be, or at least, used to be - seems to be expressing admiration for McCain's character, rather than for his politics.
A good point, paco. Obama the man doesn't hold a candle to McCain the man.I'm not ecstatic about McCain the politician, mind you, but at least he has the respect of his enemies. Obama is more like a tool of OUR enemies.
Exactly, Paco. Naturally, a Vietnamese jailer of American POWs is not going to admit to torturing those prisoners (not least because his still-pseudo-communist government might skewer him for doing so), but at least he knew John McCain personally. Obama's endorsers are all totalitarian dictators who simply see an opportunity for themselves in the chance that America will elect a weak, socialistic-minded boob for president.
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