And you lefties like to trot out fellow loony-left is like Hackworth who had his own awards problems. Sorry, I have a mixed opinion of Hackworth. Hackworth was a bunch of sour grapes in the end. How sad.Col. David Hackworth on POW John McCain
January 25, 2000 / http://tinyurl.com/lx9f2k5
Yet in McCains own words just four days after being captured, he admits he violated the U.S. Code of Conduct by telling his captors O.K, Ill give you military information if you will take me to the hospital.
A Vietnam vet detractor says,He received the nations third highest award, the Silver Star, for treason. He provided aid and comfort to the enemy!
The rest of his valor awards issued automatically every year while he was a POW read much like the Silver Star. More boilerplate often repeating the exact same words. An example:By his heroic endeavors, exceptional skill, and devotion to duty, he reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Naval Service and the United States Armed Forces.
Yet McCains conduct while a POW negates these glowing comments. The facts are that he signed a confession and declared himself a black criminal who performed deeds of an air pirate. This statement and other interviews he gave to the Communist press were used as propaganda to fan the flames of the antiwar movement.
Oh, and just how much knowledge do you have of the military? Probably only the stuff you can read from George Soros approved sources.