McCain "Limited" By Captivity in Vietnam?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jun 30, 2008 5:23 PM
If you are an American soldier who has been captured, imprisoned and tortured during your service to your country, remember that Democrats will attack you for it should you ever seek high office.  Now an "informal Obama advisor," Rand Beers, is saying that John McCain was "limited" by his years in captivity.  Add him to the list compiled by Jim Geraghty of the other Democrats who've criticized McCain's service, including George McGovern, Jay Rockefeller, Tom Harkin, Democratic congressional candidate Bill Gillespie, Ed Schultz, Tony McPeak, and Wesley Clark.

It's amazing that representatives of a party now being led by a man with such exquisite concern for the terrorists imprisoned at Guantanamo would be so dismissive of a soldier who spent five years in the Hanoi Hilton -- under conditions considerably less favorable, and with far fewer rights, than the detainees in Cuba currently have.