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Being a former POW is NFSQ for being POTUS now STFU and GBTW

August 19th, 2008 | by Steve O |

A former POW speaks out on McCain’s war record and voting record;

I furthermore believe that having been a POW is no special qualification for being President of the United States. The two jobs are not the same, and POW experience is not, in my opinion, something I would look for in a presidential candidate.

Most of us who survived that experience are now in our late 60’s and 70’s. Sadly, we have died and are dying off at a greater rate than our non-POW contemporaries. We experienced injuries and malnutrition that are coming home to roost. So I believe John’s age (73) and survival expectation are not good for being elected to serve as our President for 4 or more years.

I can verify that John has an infamous reputation for being a hot head. He has a quick and explosive temper that many have experienced first hand. Folks, quite honestly that is not the finger I want next to that red button.

Furthermore, this heroic POW goes on to state;

John was awarded a Silver Star and Purple Heart for heroism and wounds in combat. This heroism has been played up in the press and in his various political campaigns. But it should be known that there were approximately 600 military POW’s in Vietnam. Among all of us, decorations awarded have recently been totaled to the following: Medals of Honor - 8, Service Crosses - 42, Silver Stars - 590, Bronze Stars - 958 and Purple Hearts - 1,249. John certainly performed courageously and well. But it must be remembered that he was one hero among many - not uniquely so as his campaigns would have people believe.

So if, as per John McCain, being a POW qualifies you to be president of the United States and your medals from that time period can be used as political coinage to be cashed in at a later date can I see the qualifications of some of the other 600 POW’s, especially the ones that won the Medal of Honor? Thanks John for your service to this country and your courage under such dire circumstances but please stop using your POW status as a qualifier to be POTUS.

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  1. 12 Responses to “Being a former POW is NFSQ for being POTUS now STFU and GBTW”

  2. By mr bigstuff on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    obviously being a former p.o.w. is no pre-requisite or offers no critical experience for the job of head scam master of the good ole u.s.a., its subhuman corporate masters or its human slaves. but one qualification john p.W. mcsame-hensley possesses makes him the darling of the g.o.p.. mcsame-hensley, h.w. and the biggest fool of all time w, all were terrible pilots. but given the economic wrecks perpetrated by republican’t alleged..hmmph.. “leadership”, no wonder they prefer folks who like to wreck planes.

  3. By Lisa on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    You keep telling us why McCain is a bad choice but you fail to tell us his worst points that he is too liberal.
    Now why is Obama a good choice again?
    At least McCain has a voting record.

  4. By mr bigstuff on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    lisa,
    the good ole usa has experienced enough sheer stupidity in the last eight years to last a few light years lifetimes. john p.W. mcsame-hensley speaks and acts before thinking, just like his role model, mentor, and god knows what else in his typically twisted republican’t relationship with w. enough is by god enough. soon with obama as president the 8 year triumph of stupidity will finally crash and burn. intelligence, forethought, and competent policy formulation and execution will return to the white house, once the fumigators, exterminators, and hazmat crews remove the stench of w from that once proud abode.

  5. By Chell on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    Being a POW not only qualifies one to be president, it makes one unable to lie, cheat, or worse. At least, that’s according to the fallout from the Saddleback Church non-incident.

    Since when does our being respectful and thankful mean we have to toss all reason and caution to the wind?

  6. By mr bigstuff on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    no shit chell

  7. By Craig R. Harmon on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    And being a one term Illinois senator and a one term US senator IS sufficient qualification for the job? Interesting theory.

    As for the point of the post, I agree. There’s nothing about being a former pow or having been tortured that necessarily qualifies one to be president. But McCain certianly has much more experience in government, as well as in life, that might.

    Anyway, I’m not certain that there is any particular life experience that qualifies one to be president of the United States. It’s a hell of a job and one that I wouldn’t want for all the Martin Guitars in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Some seem to do a better job than others but I don’t know that one can say that any particular life experiences qualifies one for the job.

  8. By mr bigstuff on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    craig,
    mcsames experience involves fucking the america people up down and sideways. obamas doesn’t.

    so, martin guitars are made in nazarath, pa. huh? did the band nazareth chose their name for that reason?

  9. By Craig R. Harmon on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    Perhaps, but only indirectly. Nazareth is a Scotish band and Wikipedia says that the group, Nazareth, took their name from a song by The Band, The Weight, the first line of which is:

    “I pulled into Nazareth
    Was feelin’ about half past dead”

    .

    The Nazareth referred to in The Band’s hit may have been Nazareth, PA but the band doesn’t seem to have chosen their name because Nazareth, PA is the home of Martin Guitars.

  10. By Craig R. Harmon on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    Wikipedia’s article on The Weight confirms that, indeed, the Nazareth referred to in the hit song WAS Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

  11. By christopher Radulich on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    I’m surprised that McSame even mentions his war record. The republican party made it quite clear in the 2004 elections that the medals given out in Vietnam are not worth the cost of the ribbon and experiences in the vietnam war are reasons for derision, not proof of leadership.

  12. By Craig R. Harmon on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    True enough. However, and this is totally anecdotal and, so, totally worthless but I’ve spoken to at least one black person who preferred McCain to Obama precisely because of McCain’s military experience. Point, in spite of 2004, there are people who do still feel that, in war-time — and maybe even when not — there are some number of people who prefer that their commander in chief have military experience.

  13. By steve on Aug 19, 2008 | Reply

    Only pre-requisite is none of this POW bullshit. It’s the hot daughter thing I have been claiming all week.

    One hot daughter… one term.

    Two hot daughters… Two terms.

    Obama doesn’t have a hot daughter…yet.

    Don’t ask me what Clinton the first legally blind President had… He had neither hot daughters or interns and he was married to a dumptruck of lies.

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