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July 2, 2008
Why McCain's Captivity Matters
Uncle Jimbo at the Milblog Blackfive has an answer to those on the left who don't believe that John McCain's captivity gives him any special experience that is transferrable to the presidency: Perhaps it should be pointed out that a president who would continuously throw his subordinates off the train ends up not being trusted by anyone. This is not to say that McCain should stand up for staffers who commit crimes or otherwise screw up.
None who have served, well none with more than 4 months in the motor pool, wonder what John McCain proved to us. We know that a man who would refuse to be released ahead of others and allow the enemy a propaganda victory definitely understands and stays true to those three pillars. The clowns on the left toss out the straw man that he learned nothing about foreign policy there. Well I disagree, he learned at least one thing. Our enemies are evil, ruthless bastards and they do not play by the same rules. Barack Obama believes America is evil and ruthless and needs the cleansing only he can lightwork.
Let's compare the two:
John McCain was so loyal to the men he was imprisoned with he endured torture on their behalf.
Barack Obama associates with those who can help his career, and throws them right under the bus when they become inconvenient to his aspirations.
But when the slings and arrows come - and we all know they will - and staffers are in the line of fire, Jimbo's choice of McCain would seem to be spot on judging by the two men's records.