Sunday, October 12, 2008
McCain's Military Record
As I have stated elsewhere, I have a strange relationship with the military. I was raised to respect the military. My grandfather was a Merchant Marine during WW2. My step-father was an infantryman in Vietnam. I myself was a combat medic in the army. I absolutely respect the men and women who serve, though I fully admit that I have great reservations about the way our military is being used. However I am not running for office based on my military record, McCain is. And it's surprising how little we know of it. Yes,we know he was a POW, but do we know he graduated in the bottom 1 percent of his class. Do we know how many planes he crashed? Rolling stone has a new article on him entitled Make-Believe Maverick. I encourage you to read it and get to know McCain a little better from his military days and later as a politician.