Skip to comments.Leading Democrats, Republicans praise Cronkite [McCain recalls Hanoi trip] [BARF!]
Posted on 07/18/2009 7:29:48 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
"I'm saddened to learn of the passing of Walter Cronkite, one of the most influential newsmen of our time," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. "I will never forget our memorable visit together to Hanoi on the 10th anniversary of the fall of Saigon."
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Like Michael Jackson, Wally is now dead. These idiots need to get over it.
Hearing the GOP praise Walter Kronkite... what’s next? Praise Ted Kennedy too? Disgusting.
Well .. I’m saddened to learn that the “celebrity” folks are still alive and well and parading Cronkite as some kind of hero.
I have no respect for a person - knowing their ability to sway opinion - who would be willing to make such an irresponsible statement .. that America had lost the TET offensive. When in FACT, the Americans had succeeded in defeating the enemy. That statement caused the NK enemy to regroup AND MORE THAN 50,000 AMERICAN SOLDIERS LOST THEIR LIVES. The reason I know that - I read the book of the NK general who led the regrouping of the enemy. He was ready to surrender until he heard the statement from Cronkite.
I told FOX this morning how I felt - and I have watched very little of FOX today because of their continuous praise for Cronkite.
Cronkite became just another military hating liberal.
What those years of hideous torture must have done to his mind, that he can now honor someone who “helped” with his torture. I don’t get it.
I think you've made a good point that I,all too often,lose sight of.Ordinarily my contempt for McCain is endless but I think I should always remember that he suffered long and hard at the hands of some of the most despicable beings to have ever drawn breath.Unlike many,*many* guys,my hitch in the Armed Forces was pretty easy and very safe.About the most dangerous and difficult thing I was ever ordered to do was to eat Army chow.The same surely isn't true of McCain and *many* others from all branches of the Armed Forces.
In future maybe I should change my basic attitude toward McCain from one of deep contempt to one of deep pity.
I remember how sick I was of Saudi Arabia after my little 90 and 120 day deployments there, and now we have these guys and gals on one 15-month tour after another under combat stress. That's what I call tough.
Guess you never know unless you're in that situation, but I don't know if I could have survived being in Hanoi Hilton all those years.
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