Thank you TOFU, That was a decent and factual thing! I note you don't respond too me, and I don't relly blame you; I have been a bit out of line with my comments about your party, for you only I am sorry for a lot of things I say, I get carried away? The reality is none of those mangy bastards are on our side!<quoted text> I probably disagree with 90% of John McCain's politics but to infer he wasn't smart because he got shot down in a time of war is past the point of disrespect and a slap in the face to him and all of
these men who flew valiant missions over enemy territory!A total of 3,032 aircraft were lost to hostile action during the Vietnam War (the actual total was considerably higher, as these numbers don't include Army rotary-wing aircraft), which means at least that many pilots were shot down (yes, some were shot down more than once, but they are way more than offset by the many aircraft that had two pilots).
The Air Force lost 1737, the Navy 530, the Marine Corps 463 and the Army lost 302 (fixed wing).
Do some reading once in awhile before you nullify a man's valor and sacrifice for God and Country!
Or you could just say they weren't smart enough to do their job!