POW/MIA Families Speak Out Against Sen. John McCain
POW/MIA FAMILIES FOR JUSTICE
Sen. John McCain told the American people Wednesday night, Jan.30, 2008 at the conclusion of the final Republican Presidential Debate broadcast live on CNN from the Ronald Reagan Library, that if elected president,
"I will bring our troops home with honor."
This declaration was no doubt said with (forked) tongue in cheek by McCain. In reality this closing statement of McCain is hard to believe when in 1993 as a ranking member of the Senate Select Investigating Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, McCain declared, the final chapter in the POW/MIA Investigation had been written and then issued the Final Report of his Committee in which he concluded:
"We found no compelling evidence to prove that Americans are
alive in captivity today (1993). We have not hidden anything from the public. There is some
evidence–though no proof to suggest only the possibility that a few Americans
may have been kept behind after the end of
POW/MIA Family members ask how can John McCain be trusted to keep his promise as President of the U.S. to bring our troops home with honor from Iraq when he left his fellow Americans in chains and wrote them off for dead (against the weight of clear and convincing evidence to the contrary)? The answer they insist is that John McCain can not be trusted to do the honorable thing if elected because he has already dishonored his fellow servicemen some of whom still languish behind in captivity and despair. The proof will be seen below by anyone with an inquiring mind.
POW/MIA family members and advocate organizations contend that McCain in his capacity as a Senate investigator, covered-up the truth about Live American POWs being left behind after the Vietnam War. Family members like Albro Lundy II, son of Air Force pilot Major Albro Lundy Jr., shot down in Laos in December 1967 and Mrs. Carol Hrdlicka, wife of POW Colonel David Hrdlicka captured alive in Laos on May 18, 1965 charge that John McCain ignored and rejected evidence that unequivocally proved that American POWs were alive in captivity after the war and had been abandoned by their Government. President Richard Nixon proclaimed "Peace with Honor" when only 591 American POWs were returned to American soil in 1973, but not one POW ever returned from Laos and hundreds were known to have been captured alive by the Vietnamese and Pathet Lao.
Post Capture photo of Capt. David Hrdlicka Major Albro Lundy, Jr.
three former Secretaries of Defense under the Nixon Administration, James
Schlessinger, Melvin Laird and Elliot Richardson all testified before Sen. McCain's
Committee that they believed Americans were alive in captivity after the war
and had been abandoned, their testimony was rejected by McCain. Likewise
ignored was the firm belief professed by Col. Millard A. Peck, Chief of the
POW/MIA Office who stated publicly in 1991when he submitted his resignation that
Americans had been abandoned after the war and that there was a government
cover-up ongoing! William Casey, CIA Director had also made the same admission
in 1981and President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Advisor, Richard Allen
testified before McCain’s Committee that he knew positively that the Vietnamese
were holding 57 American POWs hostage for ransom. They even discussed a rescue
attempt that was rejected as an option because of government intelligence
agency internal bickering, differences in policy and infighting he said. The
Vietnamese wanted war reparations that had been promised to them by President
Nixon, but Congress refused to authorize payment. McCain was well aware of
thousands of live-sighting reports of POWs, aerial photographs and satellite
imagery of pilot distress signals from the ground in
Hundreds of American
servicemen were proven to have been alive in prisons after the war but never returned. John
McCain, POW/MIA families tell
Here’s what POW/MIA Family members say about John McCain.
Let the truth be known.
Swift Vote Vets are Miffed Vote Vets against McCain
There’s no time to waste—the
lives of American POW/MIAs depend on
by Carol Hrdlicka wife of POW Col. David L. Hrdlicka
before the 1992 Senate Select Committee Hearings on POW/MIAs. Senator
John Kerry Chairman of the Committee and Senator John McCain did everything to
keep the truth from coming out and ignored the evidence. They did not even
address the issue of
The families worked for over six months to update the Missing Persons Act which had not been updated since 1942. The legislation was passed but Senator McCain decided it was unfair to the Admirals and Generals so he managed to skirt the normal procedure and gut the important provisions. Normally provisions are modified in committee or members offer amendments in the Senate to make changes. It is unusual for a member of Congress to wait till committee and then insist on substantive changes to passed legislation, however, that is what happened in this case. So why doesn't Senator McCain want to protect the servicemen on the front lines and instead protect the higher ups that never see battle or are ever captured by the enemy? This legislation was to protect future generations from going through the problems that past and present POW/MIA families have endured.
The families approached Senator McCain in the hall of the Senate building to ask the Senator's help with this legislation. Senator McCain became enraged and shoved aside Jane Duke Gaylor, mother of a MIA (who was in a wheel chair) knocking her niece who was standing behind the wheel chair into the wall. All the families wanted was the Senator's help with this legislation. Why does he treat the families like the enemy? Senator McCain was willing to take the input from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff into account but would not listen to the concerns of the POW/MIA families, why?
Comment by Mary Ann Reitano
McCain was a POW for 5 1 /2 years - but we want the nation to focus on
what he has done SINCE returning from
If John McCain can't stand up for the POW/MIA Families - the same families who fought to bring him home - what does that say about John McCain?
Mary Ann Reitano
Reply from Albro Lundy:
RE: Sen. John McCain's Investigation of POW/MIAs a WHITEWASH-New Evidence of Cover-up
Keep the faith,
Brother. I called John McCain “Traitor in Chief” when I testified before
his Senate Select Committee on POW/MIAs in
Albro Lundy, Esq.
Voting for McCain because he was a POW a quarter-century ago is like buying a new car because you like the color. - Ann Coulter
Just because John McCain was a POW doesn't mean he gets a get out of jail free card for life-Anonymous
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The Bible Code establishes supernaturally and unequivocally that Major Albro Lundy and Colonel David Hrdlicka , American pilots who served in the Vietnam War, and who were both shot down in the undeclared war over Laos were captured and held prisoner in prison caves of Laos in Southeast Asia. They were hidden and may still be alive waiting with other servicemen for their fellow Americans to release them from their imprisonment. They were abandoned by their government and left for dead. I am hopeful they will soon be among those set free from the bondage they have long endured. Their cry for freedom, "Forget-Me-Not", has been recorded for all times in the pages of the Bible. I believe that the Lord has confirmed their plight at this time and in this way, so that no American President, Senator or Congressman will ever again say, there is "NO CONFIRMATION" that there are any POWs/MIAs still alive or being held captive in Southeast Asia. The Bird (Avian) Flu is an epidemic that will beset the enemies of God and of God's People until such time as the captors heed His command to:
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Some Commentary posted on web site about John McCain and the POW issue with both pros and cons
*The comments in blue type are Liberal anti war and anti POW/MIA for the most part or apologists for John McCain.
*The comments in red type are those of POW/MIA advocates who believe from the evidence and history that John McCain did a disservice to and dishonored American POW/MIAs.
*The truth will be known when POWs amazingly return from exile in 2008-9 time-frame.
bob atkinson wrote on
Because he was kept isolated from other U.S. prisoners during these years of captivity, no one, except McCain and his captors, know exactly to what he was subjected or how he responded. Most information in the public record detailing McCain's experience with the North Vietnamese during this time frame came from McCain and McCain only.
"In May of 1968, I [McCain] was interviewed by two North Vietnamese generals at separate times." U.S. News and World Report, May 14, 1973 article written by former POW John McCain
McCain claimed (page 133 of The Nightingale's Song, by Robert Timberg) that he was first offered early release (parole) in late June, 1968. He said that after months of interrogation he was "summoned" to a room that had soft chairs and a glass table on which were "cookies, a pot of tea, and cigarettes."
He said "Major Bai, known to the prisoners as the Cat," was waiting for him. He said "a second Vietnamese known as the Rabbit, stood by to serve as translator."
McCain said that as he "helped himself" to the cookies, tea and cigarettes, the Cat began speaking through the translator. He said they talked about "his father, other members of his family, the war." McCain said that after about two of talk, the Cat asked him if he wanted to be released. The Cat, according to McCain, told him to go back to his cell and think about it.--The Nightingale's Song.
McCain said that three nights later the Cat sent for him and again asked him if he wanted to go home. McCain said he answered No. --The Nightingale's Song
A week later, according to McCain, he was taken to a room in which the camp commander, who the prisoners had nicknamed Slopehead, was waiting. McCain said ten guards and an interrogator nicked named The Prick was also in the room. --The Nightingale's Song
McCain said the guards charged into him beating and kicking him until he 'lay on the floor, bloody, arms and legs throbbing, ribs cracked, several teeth broken off at the gumline." The Vietnamese, according to McCain, wanted him to confess to being a "black criminal." --The Nightingale's Song
McCain said he was next introduced for the first time to the "torture ropes." He said the torture went on for several days before he broke and agreed to write and sign a confession that he was a "black criminal." McCain said that he was moved to another building away from the other POWs. --The Nightingale's Song
McCain said (page 136) that he was so distraught because he had signed the statement that he attempted suicide but was stopped when a guard burst into the room. --The Nightingale's Song
In August 1968, other POWs learned for the first time that John McCain had been taken prisoner (page 137) after Charlie Plumb and Kay Russell figured out that the "mystery" prisoner in a neighboring cell is McCain. --The Nightingale's Song
- "Reds Say PW Songbird Is Pilot Son of Admiral. . . Hanoi has aired a
broadcast in which the pilot son of United States Commander in the Pacific,
Adm. John McCain, purportedly admits to having bombed civilian targets in
English-Language broadcast beamed at
December, McCain was moved out of "The
"There was pressure to see American antiwar delegations, which seemed to increase as the time went on. But, there wasn't any torture.
In January 1970, I [McCain] was taken to a quiz with 'The Cat.' He told me that he wanted me to see a foreign guest." U.S. News and World Report, May 14, 1973 article written by former POW John McCain
declassified DOD document reports an interview between POW McCain and Dr.
Fernando Barral, a Spanish psychiatrist who was living in
to the DOD report, the meeting between Barral and McCain (which was
photographed by the Vietnamese) took place away from the prison at the office
of the Committee for Foreign Cultural Relations in
While talking with Barral, McCain seriously violated the military Code of Conduct by failing to evade answering questions "to the utmost" of his ability when he, according to the DOD report, helped Barral by answering questions in Spanish, a language McCain had learned in school.
1973 - McCain was released from the Hilton on March 15, 1973.
Two Former POWs Say They Doubt McCain Was Physically Abused
1999 - March 25, 1999, The Phoenix New Times: Ted Guy and Gordon "Swede" Larson, two former POWs, who were McCain's senior ranking officers (SRO's), at the time McCain says he was tortured in solitary confinement, told the New Times that while they could not guarantee that McCain was not physically harmed, they doubted it.
the two of us, it's our belief, and to the best of our knowledge, that no
prisoner was beaten or harmed physically in that camp [known as "The
during one of his many trips back to
William Bennett wrote on
Let me set some of the record straight. Ted
Sampley, Jerry Kiley and Earl Hopper are all friends of mine. I used to be a
live POW activist but finally gave up.
Sampley was a Green Beret, served a first tour as a mere paratrooper with 173d Airborne Brigade in
What motivates them: first, they all believe that
Ergo, when Kerry ran in 2004, Sampley and Kiley started an anti-Kerry web site but stood it down when they saw that the Swift Boat vets were going to be far more effective. This year, it's McCain's turn.
One final point (I think I've covered all the issues): the POW-MIA flag flies from government buildings because it's been lobbied into law everywhere. And not necessarily by live POW activists - there are other factions interested in the flag display for other reasons.
involved in the hoax that
tom wrote on
Thank bob atkinson and those others to address the persistance of MIA-POW flags in the culture and what it means and why.
But as bob atkinson mentions, what does it mean that all these government buildings fly it? It seems to me to retrograde and bizzare, given the issues the country has to deal with, to be flying that flag.
i was also very
moved and saddened by the Denver Vet who attests to how a lot of Vietnam Vets
cling to their identity s Vietnam Vets because it is all they have. And they
seem to feel the Republican Party is on their side, somehow. It reminds me of
Frank's "What's the Matter with
And, beyond that, the corrosive effect of that war... it all reminds me of RObert Stone's short story, "Helping."
I can understand wanting closure, but the Vietnam POW/MIA thing seems wholly 'Merican in that we dropped tens of thousands of soldiers into the jungle of a backwards country, bombed the crap out of them, toxified the place and now are all uppity and whiny about them not turning over every last bone of every last soldier who died there. Oh, please, get a grip. Don't invade distant places if you don't want to leave soldiers behind. How f***in' complicated is that??
rather obvious that the anti War activists don't give a rat's ass about
American POW/MIAs. They are surely left wing liberals who hate the thought
of war and our military, won't fight and certainly would abandon their fellow
Americans on the battlefield in a heartbeat if they ever were faced with a
situation where they had to fight for their country. If they had a choice they
would either run away (dessert) or "Redeploy" as Hillary Clinton
and Barak Obama refer to surrendering to the enemy. These individuals are
blinded to the truth and cannot conceive of the fact that POWs were abandoned
and that some are still alive in S.E.
other words his or her ideal solution as a Liberal WHACKO IS TO LET THEM DIE
AND FORGET ABOUT THEM. THIS IS EXACTLY THE FINAL SOLUTION
ADOPTED BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN WHEN HE WROTE WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS THE FINAL
CHAPTER IN THE POW/MIA SAGA. McCAIN WROTE OFF FOR DEAD
IN HIS FINAL REPORT HE CONCLUDED: "THERE IS NO COMPELLING EVIDENCE (NO CONFIRMATION) THAT ANY LIVE AMERICANS WERE ABANDONED AFTER THE WAR".
wonder why the Vietnam war is still such an important issue fail to realize
Despite ALL effors by the government, John Kerry and John McCain, the issue of POW's and MIA's is on of the most sorrid and dispicable episodes in our nation's history. Bill Henod's book, AN ENOROUS CRIME puts McCain's actions under a spot light. Vote for McCain? NOT ON YOUR LIFE!
And, in response to the nonsense Mathew Cowan posted, there is not a shred of evidence supporting the statement that THE ISSUE OF LIVE pow'S BEING HELD IN SEA IS A "HOAX." For those who have suddied the issue, the evidence, while circumstantial, is overwhelming. If the subject were adjudicated in a court of law, there can be little doubt that POW advocates would win.
respose by NATIONAL is typical of those who have little if any knowledge of
POW/MIA history. And while I may very well be true that I am NOT in my
"right" mind, As someone who spent two tours in combat with the 5th
The suggestion that
The issue of McCain's behavior while in captivity CANNOT be evaluated by public, press or, anyone else. ALL POW debriefing documents were classified at the insistence of Senator McCain. So, those who rush to support McCain are doing so out of a sense of loyalty rather than a position of knowledge. I include those former POW's who support McCain, in my evaluation. After all, it is NOT possible for any of those men to KNOW what McCain did or did not say when he was interrogated. In addition, information contained on the
Despite the media's long held position, that McCain is the military's guy, the fact remains that Senator McCain is despised by thousands of veterans who witnessed his despicable behavior while a member of the POW/MIA Committee. Readers of this post are encouraged to read Bill Hendon's AN ENORMOUS CRIME
before they rush to defend McCain.
The issue of POW/MIA's has been so twisted because of political fear, it is impossible to get an honest answer from either the government or the military. Unfortunately for those, like McCain and Kerry, there is
undeniable, historical evidence which pretty much establishes the willingness to "sacrifice the few" for the benefit of the country.
Towards the end of WWll, the Soviets overran hundreds of German POW/concentration camps, seizing HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of allied POW's. These men were shipped to the gulag system...NEVER TO BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.
This is not a matter of conjecture. The US military and US intelligence services were well aware of what was happening and did nothing to stop it. I don't deny that the situation was very dangerous as the Soviets were willing to keep fighting. We (the
In 1992, in open session of the Senate POW/MIA hearings, Col. Philip Corso admitted under oath that he was the man who advised Eisenhower to adopt the policy of declaring all the lost POW's dead (and we are talking about TENS OF THOUSANDS of AMERICAN SERVICEMEN). Col. Corso stated that the "country was 'war weary' and would not support a war against the
Col.Corso also testified on POW's lost and never returned by the North Koreans as well.
Many who believe the notion that ALL living POW's were returned during Operation Homecoming point to the fact that, after ALL THESE YEARS not a single POW has ever been released (or escaped) despite reward offers in the millions of dollars. Foolish people think that it would be impossible to hide POW's after
The FACT is, the
Reagan called it the "highest national priority" and did NOTHING. We've ALL DONE NOTHING and it makes me ant to puke.
If McCain is really such a genuine "Hero" let him release ALL his military records, including his debriefing
documents. In fact, all POW debriefing documents should be released, just as ALL government documents relating to the POW/MIA's. There's a reason why that's never going to happen and it has NOTHING to do with privacy. It has to do with deception, lies and dishonor.
NATIONAL; The government holds
tens of thousands of documents relating to POW/MIA's. Thousands of those documents relate to eye witness, live sightings. Can NATIONAL offer a SINGLE piece of EVIDENCE supporting his statement that there are/were no live POW/MIA's left behind? A SINGLE piece?
No? I didn't think so. Just more loose
talk about a subject he knows nothing of.