Is this how an “American Patriot” deals with POWs?
Tracy Ursy, frm. Chief Investigator, U.S. Senate Minority Staff, “In no instance would he ever, ever, give in and say there may have been POWs left behind. And my first question is “How would he know?” Or not know? So that which is reasonable, he never exibited.”
Al Santoli, American Foreign Policy Council, FRM. Congressional Chief of Staff ( ”Even POWs that wanted to see their own debriefings were not permitted because of the McCain regulation.”
Rep. Bob Dornan (R. CA) ”But where did McCain get complements for doing this? The bureaucrats at the Pentagon.”
Al Santoli “and also what it did, and this is what he really opposed… it would hold the bureaucrats accountable under penalty of law, if they lied. Or if they withheld information. And he fought tooth and nail to protect those bureaucrats. Because they were protecting him.”
Sen. Bob Smith (R. NH) “I could never understand that. Why would we, if someone was guilty of withholding information, that would help us to solve the mystery of what happened to an MIA, and they did it deliberately, why would we not want to prosecute that person?”
“Though McCain may have been an expert on being a prisoner of war, he was by no means an expert on the POW issue.”