Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Interesting little video regarding McCain and Kerry both blocking an investigation that many Korean and Vietnam American POW's were not returned to the US.
Did John McCain make 32 propaganda tapes for the North Vietnamese?
Why did John McCain oppose H.R. 3603 Truth Accountability Bill? Was it to seal his POW records to hide his actions?
I copied this from a website blog http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-70454 I could only access through the page cache since now the site is mysteriously listed as temporarily down though only this page is down (hmm...)
John McCain has always claimed to be a war hero. He says he is loyal to our troops. He says because of his military experience he is qualified to lead our country. But is it true. After doing many exhaustive hours of research I have come to the conclusion that this is not true. Here is some of the things I found our about Senator McCain during my research. You decide for yourself is Senator McCain a hero or a traitor.
Senator McCain has been criticized by many Veterans Groups for his voting record when it comes to taking care of and supporting our troops. Here are just a few of his votes.
In Mid-September 2007 McCain missed 10 of the last 14 votes on Iraq. But on one he actually showed up for he voted against the Webb Amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments.
July 2007- McCain voted against a plan to draw down troops in Iraq
June 2006- McCain voted against a resolution that Bush start withdrawing troops. But with no time line to do so.
May 2006- McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs for healthcare facilities.
April 2006- McCain was one of only 13 senators to vote against $430,000,000 for the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.
March 2006- McCain voted against increasing Veterans medical service funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid by closing corporate tax loop holes.
March 2004- McCain voted against creating a reserve fund to allow for an increase in Veterans medical care by $1.8 billion by eliminating abusive tax loop holes.
October 2003- McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for our troops in Iraq.
April 2003- McCain urged other senators to table a vote(which did not pass). The vote was to provide more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserves equipment in Iraq. Related to shortages of helmets tents bullet-proof inserts and tactical vest.
August 2001- McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for our Veterans by $650 million.
In 1992 McCain used his position on the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs(1989-1993) to kill H.R. 3603-Truth Accountability Bill. This same bill passed in the House 401 to 0. He did not want his records of his POW days to get out. So he made sure that no ones records would get out. The bill was supported by Senator Bob Doran(R-CA) and Senator Bob Smith(R-NH). The bill was to get any and all records of POW's in Vietnam, Korea and all others so as to find any POW that might still be alive.McCain did not want that to happen because it would bring to light his record as a POW. McCain also made quiet a scene when he demanded that the records not get out as part of Vietnam's Diplomatic Recognition. On Senator commented that Senator McCain was bitterly opposed to finding any POW's left in Vietnam.
What is Senator McCain trying so hard to hide. And why is he being allowed to do it at the cost of our POW's and thier families. He has betrayed the military in countless ways. But this is truely the worst. There are over 2000 POW's from Vietnam still missing. And when thier families wanted accountability and wanted thier loved ones records released to see what measures were taken to bring them home. McCain basically single handedly told them no and made it that the records were sealed. Destroying any hope of finding out what happened to thier loved ones. Though the families are still fighting to this day to find out what happened to thier loved one. Even Nixon's staff said there were POW's left in Vietnam but McCain did not care. Here is part of an article wrote about Nixon's Defense staff and what they said.
Two former secretaries of defense under Richard M. Nixon testified Monday that the U.S. government believed in 1973 that many American fliers remained in enemy hands in Laos and were not returned with other prisoners at the end of the Vietnam War, despite Nixon's public assurances to the contrary.
"As of now, I can come to no other conclusion. (But) that does not mean there are any alive today," said former Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger, who also once served as head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
The sworn testimony by Schlesinger and Melvin R. Laird, Nixon's first Pentagon chief, marked the first time top-ranking members of the Nixon administration were questioned publicly about the fate of U.S. servicemen still listed as missing in action almost 20 years after the United States withdrew from Vietnam.
In effect, their testimony before the Senate Select Committee on POW-MIA Affairs corroborated earlier statements by Ross Perot, the Texas tycoon who has been deeply involved in POW-MIA activities since 1969. Perot told the Senate panel last month that the evidence was "overwhelming" that POWs were left behind after the Vietnam War ended.
The testimony also supports the judgment of many members of the Senate's special POW-MIA committee and is the most authoritative evidence so far of what was once an unthinkable conclusion -- that the American government essentially wrote off pending POW-MIA cases at the war's end in effort to close the book on the foreign policy disaster.
"I think it's quite extraordinary when two former secretaries of defense both give evidence documenting that they had information, or they believed personally, that people were alive and not accounted for in Operation Homecoming," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., chairman of the Select Committee.
McCain did not care about any of that all he cared about was protecting what ever secrets he has there at the expense of over 2000 of our POW's and thier families. He has broken the main code of the Military NEVER LEAVE A MAN BEHIND. To me as a Navy Wife he is a disgrace to the Navy and to this country. He is a Traitor.
Now that you have read this you need to make up your own mind. Is this the man you want to be your president. What will he cover-up. Will he leave our soldiers over in Iraq and anywhere else he will go to war with. Will he leave them and refuse to give our soldiers families answers. He has already once what will stop him from doing it again. So now you decide. Is McCain a National Hero Or Traitor