Tuesday, June 3, 2008

slam-dunk and psychiatrists

Friends With You has the scoop on text messg. Obama did It!!!

I have been looking for the visuals to compliment the thought
that McCain was a top -gun and a POW in Vietnam while.......

Obama was in what, Jr. High.

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. leaves the Russell Senate Office Building after a workout, Tuesday, May 13, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

We can not imagine what it must be like to be a POW survivor. But this odd piece in the SP Times gives a hint.

".... Then there's the framed 1970 interview of John McCain, conducted by the restaurant's owner during the American pilot's days as a POW in Vietnam.

"When I saw the morale of the Vietnamese under bombardment, I wanted to see how the other side felt."

The future Republican presidential nominee walked in unchained, Barral said, wearing an overall and a towel around his neck. The two men sat down over coffee and oranges with a translator. McCain "seemed very sure of himself and happy to talk," said Barral, who identified himself only as a Spanish psychiatrist, not mentioning that he worked for the Cuban state security services.

McCain recalled the interview years later in his memoirs, Faith of My Fathers, describing Barral as "a Cuban propagandist masquerading as a psychiatrist and moonlighting as a journalist."

Although he didn't give away any secrets, McCain recognizes that he violated the military's Code of Conduct in agreeing to be interviewed. The code advises American prisoners of war to give only name, rank, service number and date of birth. Under interrogation captured military personnel should "evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability."

All I'm saying is how can someone live the horror of war and not have a few screw loose and a short fuse. Then again how might a beanstock prince wunderkind contend for the seriously misguided voters. Over-the-Hillary needs a hug about now.

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