A Commoner Writes: How Was John McCain Heroic?


I just have to wonder how the title “war hero” applies to someone whose mission it was to bomb innocent people. [Sen. John McCain Gives A Classy Interview On 60 Minutes ,9/28.]

Sorry. I think too many people who know they should know better are being lulled into some false happy dream about Vietnam by the cradle song of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. There have been some great “WAKE UP!” shakes, many on counterpunch.org  suppose his refusal to be released early was a heroic thing, but let’s not say war hero. I won’t.

Cathy Van Maren
La Crosse, WI

Link to recent CounterPunch stories on the PBS Vietnam series, HERE.