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  •  If his captors saved his (6+ / 0-)

    life -- which is debatable - they did it so they could torture him for most of five years.

    I hated the bombing of North Vietnam and did what I could to stop it, but that doesn't make the second part of the statement true.

    If your point is he deserved what he got, mine is that he deserved to be treated humanely even if he hadn't behaved humanely.

    •  Of course... (7+ / 0-)

      ...McCain deserved humane treatment.

      A bystander pulled him out of the water after his plane was shot down. He otherwise would have drowned.  

      He was initially hospitalized. His fractures were casted.

      He was beaten, tortured, and kept in isolation.

      He was used for propaganda, which is why the statement.

      None of which seem to have informed his subsequent conscious decisions to be a dick at every opportunity - which I believe is the point of this diary, as well as my comment.

      Some folks never become better people, when life presents them with a chance to do so.

      "FK the deficit. People got no jobs. People got no money." Charlie Pierce

      by RubDMC on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:19:52 AM PST

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