Huffington Post Attacks McCain On Military Record

I Guess The Dem Idea Of Hating Swiftboating Is Out The Window. In Liberal World, of course, Swiftboating means lying about a someone in politics, and now they are attempting to swiftboat McCain McCain’s Secret, Questionable Record

“At a meeting in his Pentagon office in early 1981, Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman told Capt. John S. McCain III that he was about to attain his life ambition: becoming an admiral…. Mr. McCain declined the prospect of his first admiral’s star to make a run for Congress, saying that he could ‘do more good there,’ Mr. Lehman recalled.” So claimed the New York Times in a front-page article on May 29 this year.

This story is highly improbable for several reasons, not least of all because John McCain himself has always told a very different story about his stalled naval career.

Jeffrey Klein goes on to tell us why he thinks McCain’s record is BS, and that he was a subpar Navy employee, and even suggests collussion with the North Vietnamese so that he was not treated as harshly as other POW’s.

Some of the unreleased pages in McCain’s Navy file may not reflect well upon his qualifications for the presidency. From day one in the Navy, McCain screwed-up again and again, only to be forgiven because his father and grandfather were four-star admirals. McCain’s sense of entitlement to privileged treatment bears an eerie resemblance to George W. Bush’s.

McCain’s file should also include records and analytic reviews of McCain’s subsequent sub-par performances. Here are a few cited in two highly favorable biographies, both titled John McCain, one by Robert Timberg and the other by John Karaagac.

The genius of McCain’s mythmaking is his perceived humility amid perpetual defiance. Having been a rebel without cause, and often a rebel without consequences, McCain apparently was not surprised when his Vietnamese captors went relatively easy on him compared to his fellow POWs. The Vietnamese military secretly and frequently filmed the American POWs to learn their propensities. Col. Pham Van Hoa of the Vietnamese People’s Army Film Department was in charge of the filming. Asked recently for his dominant impression of McCain, the now-retired Van Hoa said that McCain “seemed superior to other prisoners.” How so? “Superior in attitude towards them.”

Then Jeffrey Klein calls for the full release of McCain’s Navy record

Regardless, McCain owes it to the country to release his complete naval records so that American voters can see his documented history and make an informed decision.

Interesting. Did Klein call for the full release of John Kerry’s records, you know, the ones that he still has not released? Will Klein call for the release of all of Senator Obama’s records? Oh, wait, Obama hasn’t done anything so far except make speeches.

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3 Responses to “Huffington Post Attacks McCain On Military Record”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Teach what is YOUR view on Kerry’s military record ? Do you think he should have released them ?

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  3. John Ryan says:

    Obama who is leading in all of the polls would prefer to keep the debate centered on issues McCain who is losing knows that he must try anything to make it a race. hence among other things the attacks on Obama’s wife

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