Iowa GOP Debate - Hendersonville, NC

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Who won the Republican Presidential Debate?

Hendersonville picks Paul
Paul
 
7
Cain
 
2
Bachmann
 
1
Bo Ernova

Hendersonville, NC

#1 Aug 11, 2011
He's got the basics down!
WJ Birkhead

Hendersonville, NC

#2 Aug 12, 2011
He is a rational person; no better credential than that!
John

Hendersonville, NC

#3 Aug 12, 2011
The audience thought so.
The polls say so.
He had the correct answers.
The establishment hates him more.
Thomas Hoffman

Asheville, NC

#4 Aug 21, 2011
My name is Thomas Hoffman of Sunberry Trail in Fletcher. I am a troll and I am proud of that fact!
CounterPunch

Livingston, TN

#7 Mar 25, 2012
No MORE Republicans If You vote for a Republican your a frigging nut case after 8 years of bush and the dick.

Hero” Republican John McCain as Phony and Collaborator: What Really Happened When He Was a POW?–

CounterPunch
EXCERPTS:“on March 25, 1999, two of his fellow POWs, Ted Guy and Gordon “Swede” Larson told the Phoenix New Times that, while they could not guarantee that McCain was not physically harmed, they doubted it. As Larson said,“My only contention with the McCain deal is that while he was at The Plantation, to the best of my knowledge and Ted’s knowledge, he was not physically abused in any way. No one was in that camp. It was the camp that people were released from.”Guy and Larson’s claims are given credence by McCain’s vehement opposition to releasing the government’s debriefings of Vietnam War POWs. McCain gave Michael Isikoff a peek at his debriefs, and Isikoff declared there was “nothing incriminating” in them, apart from the redactions.
McCain had a unique POW experience. Initially, he was taken to the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison camp, where he was interrogated. By McCain’s own account, after three or four days, he cracked. He promised his Vietnamese captors,“I’ll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital.”His Vietnamese capturers soon realized their POW, John Sidney McCain III, came from a well-bred line of American military elites. McCain’s father, John Jr., and grandfather, John Sr., were both full Admirals. A destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, is named after both of them. While his son was held captive in Hanoi, John McCain Jr., from 1968 to 1972, was the Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Pacific Command; Admiral McCain was in charge of all US forces in the Pacific including those fighting in Vietnam...The Admiral’s bad boy was used to special treatment and his captors knew that. They were working him.For his part, McCain acknowledges that the Vietnamese rushed him to a hospital, but denies he was given any “special medical treatment.” However….two weeks into his stay at the Vietnamese hospital, the Hanoi press began quoting him. It was not “name rank and serial number, or kill me,” as specified by the military code of conduct. McCain divulged specific military information: he gave the name of the aircraft carrier on which he was based, the number of US pilots that had been lost, the number of aircraft in his flight formation, as well as information about the location of rescue ships…
On the other hand, according to one source, McCain’s collaboration may have had very real consequences. Retired Army Colonel Earl Hopper, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, contends that the information that McCain divulged classified information North Vietnam used to hone their air defense system…McCain told his North Vietnamese captors,“highly classified information, the most important of which was the package routes, which were routes used to bomb North Vietnam. He gave in detail the altitude they were flying, the direction, if they made a turn… he gave them what primary targets the United States was interested in.” Hopper contends that the information McCain provided allowed the North Vietnamese to adjust their air-defenses. As result, Hopper claims, the US lost sixty percent more aircraft and in 1968,“called off the bombing of North Vietnam, because of the information McCain had given to them.”

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