John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations.
Seven-in-ten Americans have a “very” or “mostly” unfavorable opinion of Congress -- and for good reason.
Ironically, Senator John McCain -- one of the country’s most hawkish Congressional lawmakers -- said Tuesday that he wouldn’t support the president’s Syrian resolution if it’s “doomed to failure in the long run.”
Is he kidding?
How many people remember the number of Russian soldiers that were killed in the nine-year Soviet war in Afghanistan? If the Russian people had a choice at that time, I’m quite sure they wouldn’t have thought the “zero option” was so far-fetched.
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