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McCain’s service was honorable

Dave Newkirk

Though we’re on different sides of the political spectrum, I usually enjoy reading Marc Carlisle’s column. If you can get by the occasional overblown rhetoric and sometimes sketchy facts, Marc usually has some valid, or at least provocative thoughts.

Last week’s column was pretty standard issue until his comments on John McCain’s Vietnam service. Marc’s innuendoes about McCain’s service were no better than those he justly accused others of using earlier in the column.

They are also deeply offensive to veterans who have served their country honorably, many who have a far different perspective of awakening “from time to time in a cold sweat” than I suspect Marc could ever fathom.

A man who refuses to be released from captivity until all his comrades are as well has honor. It is a personal trait sadly missing in much of today’s politics. It is also missing in Marc’s column.

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