John McCain's Sons
Posted in the Highlands Forum
#1 Jun 17, 2008
For every voter who hasn't made up their mind about the general election, this is a MUST READ:
Talk about putting your most valuable where your mouth is! Apparently this
was not 'newsworthy' enough for the media to comment about. Can either of the other presidential candidates truthfully come close to this?.... Just a question for each of us to seek an answer, and not a statement.
You see...character is what's shown when the public is not looking. There
were no cameras or press invited to what you are about to read about, and the story comes from one person in New Hampshire .
One evening last July, Senator John McCain of Arizona arrived at the New Hampshire home of Erin Flanagan for sandwiches, chocolate-chip cookies and a heartfelt talk about Iraq . They had met at a presidential debate, when she
asked the candidates what they would do to bring home American soldiers --
soldiers like her brother, who had been killed in action a few months earlier.
Mr. McCain did not bring cameras or press. Instead, he broug ht his youngest son, James McCain, 19, then a private first class in the Marine Corps about to leave for Iraq . Father and son sat down to hear more about Ms. Flanagan's brother Michael Cleary, a 24-year-old Army First Lieutenant killed by an ambush ... a roadside bomb.
No one mentioned the obvious: In just days, Jimmy McCain could face
similar perils.'I can't imagine what it must have been like for them as they were
coming to meet with a family that ......' Ms. Flanagan recalled, choking up.'We lost a dear one,' she finished.
Mr. McCain, now the presumptive Republican nominee, has staked his
candidacy on the promise that American troops can bring stability to Iraq . What he almost never says is that one of them is his own son, who spent seven
months patrolling Anbar Province and learned of his father's New Hampshire victory
in January while he was digging a stuck military vehicle out of the mud.
Two of Jimmy's three older bro thers went into the military. Doug McCain, 48, was a Navy pilot. Jack McCain, 21, is to graduate from the Naval Academy next year, raising the chances that his father, if elected, could become the first president since Dwight D. Eisenhower with a son at war.
I chose to share this with those who I believe will pass it on, to others
who will pass it on. We hear so much inflated trash out there. How about a simple
act of kindness ... and dedication to others placed above oneself?
Has anybody heard if Barack Hussein Obama has served in The American Armed
This is for all you Barack voters.
From Barack's book, Audacity of Hope:
'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly
HE DID NOT SAY STAND WITH AMERICANS!!!!!
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