Sun Aug 26th, 2018 at 07:41:25 AM EST
Called by political foes (Democrats) and allies (Republicans) a friend and true American patriot.
A man of POOR judgment from participating in bombing North Vietnam as a Navy pilot under guidance from his father the Admiral and Commander of the Navy Fleet to the Keating Five as a politician.
McCain reached the age of 81 a lived a life that could have made a difference for America as a nation. His views and staunch support for the US military and an aggressive foreign policy did all but wreck the lives of many soldiers and "enemies" in war.
In the past twelve months I have lost dear friends due to the deadly disease. All of them not able to come to fulfillment of their young lives at age 24 - age 30 and a mother of a young family at age 45 just a week ago. There is no room for tears by the passing of John McCain, a friend from Sarah Palin to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama amongst many.
Democrats have placed highest honor on John McCain as well as Henry Kissinger ... what choices do American voters have, really?
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Tributes, condolences pour in following Sen. McCain's death | CNBC |
Backing U.S. military and the Pentagon ...
○ Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on the Passing of Senator John McCain
"Senator McCain exemplified what it means to be a warrior and a dedicated public servant...
We are eternally grateful for his distinguished service to our nation."
Praised for his partisanship ...
○ ABC News
Senator McCain as leading voice of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Foreign Policy supported Hillary Clinton during the Obama administration to wage war in Libya and Syria. McCain went all in during the 2008 Georgia War against South Ossetia - the Orange Revolution of 2008 in the Ukraine and played a large role during the Maidan Revolt and the overthrow of the democratically elected government led by Viktor Yanukovych.
McCain voted for the Iraq War after the September 11 attacks on the United States by de Saudi jihadists of Al Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden and the Egyptian leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Walking bravely with US military in Baghdad ... "I Didn't Need Armed Guard In Iraq"
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U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham visit the popular Shurja market in Baghdad, Iraq, April 1, 2007. (Photo credit: AP)
Stepping across the Turkish border into Northern Syria in support of the Free Syrian Army, rebels who joined forces with Al Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
McCain: 'Regrettable' if photo was taken with Syrian rebel kidnappers
On May 27, 2013, with the hostages still being held and negotiations largely stalled, a visit from US Senator John McCain would again push the NSB into the spotlight. McCain traveled to Azaz with General Salim Idriss, then the commander of SMC, to meet with a contingent of FSA leaders from across Syria. Among these groups was the NSB, and McCain drew considerable criticism for allegedly crossing paths with Dadikhi and Muhammad Nour, another member of the brigade that was directly involved in the kidnappings. [Source: Juan Cole's Informed comment]
War On The Rocks - McCain Surrogate/ PNAC/AIPAC
○ Egypt's Nasser and Soviet Foothold in ME
○ US Strategy Leftover: Support Arms Aid to Terrorists of Al-Nusra
○ Bush's Crusaders Join Forces with Soldiers of Allah in Terror Against Iran
In memory of John McCain ... let's bomb, bomb, bomb Iran!