Members of the Republican party are very upset over comments made by Donald Trump. Trump charged that John McCain was “not a hero” because he was captured during the Vietnam war and underwent horrible torture. Now Perry and Rubio and Jeb Bush are furious that anyone would stoop so low as to insult a man who was a war hero. Gee, as I recall, back during the 2004 election, John Kerry, who had won the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and purple hearts for being wounded was viciously attacked by Republicans for not deserving his medals.
Swift Boat For Truth Veterans attacked John Kerry claiming he never should have been awarded any medals for bravery. President George Bush, who never served in Vietnam, applauded this attack upon a war hero. He wrote Bud Day who led the smear,”I simply can not express in words how much I value your willingness to stand up against John Kerry.”
So,now Republicans are upset at Donald Trump for doing what they once thought was great-insult a war hero!
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There are always some certainties in life and when it comes to the issue of the infamous 9/11 then Fox News and most Republicans are absolutely certain that torturing people, innocent of guilty was an absolute necessity. During World War II, when the US and its allies fought the German army and the Japanese army, they, for some strange reason, did not have to resort to torture. OK, there were incidents when members of our armed forces did torture the enemy, but such tactics were never part of the policies of our government. And, gee whiz, we defeated enemies which had combined forces of at least fifteen million men. Of course, when it comes to defeating an enemy which has, at best, about one hundred THOUSAND, the threat to our very existence is much greater.
Majid Khan was one of the two bit terrorists who was involved with Osama bin Laden and the CIA needed information so they sort of tortured the guy. He claims they poured ice water over this genitals, beat the hell out of him. A rule enforced by those who tortured during the Bush administration is that lawyers for the person being tortured were not allowed to tell anyone their client was being tortured. This was an example of how the American government got information. I hate to inform the Bush folks that interrogators during World War II obtained information without beating the hell out of anyone. Just ask Henry Kissinger who was an interrogator if he ever employed torture!
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