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hanoi hilton guest speaks out against lt. dan  

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"To see McCain resort to playing the POW card when answering legitimate questions, in my mind, cheapens that experience. And by cheapening his own experience in war, he degrades all of our experiences in war. He turns the horrific incidents we've all seen, touched, smelled, and felt into a lame excuse to earn political points. And it dishonors us all." ~~Brandon Friedman, a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan

"Being a Prisoner of War is not a good prerequisite for President of the United States." ~~Dr. Phillip Butler, Hanoi Hilton Guest

The following video was sent to me from Robert Greenwald and the Brave New team of Dr. Phillip Butler, a Naval Academy graduate, Viet Nam Vet, and one of 600 Hanoi Hilton guest along with Lt. Dan. In fact, Dr. Butler was captured 2 years prior to Lt. Dan. In this video, Dr. Butler contends that Lt. Dan was "very apathetic" when it came to religion "he does not have the temperament to have his finger near the red button". In addition to the video, I invite you to go here to learn more about Lt. Dan's stay in Hanoi Hilton as told by Dr. Butler.

Has Lt. Dan's campaign boiled Lt. Dan down to "a noun, a verb, and POW" as Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic Monthly suggests? My Friends, You know how I feel.



"To see McCain resort to playing the POW card when answering legitimate questions, in my mind, cheapens that experience. And by cheapening his own experience in war, he degrades all of our experiences in war. He turns the horrific incidents we've all seen, touched, smelled, and felt into a lame excuse to earn political points. And it dishonors us all." ~~Brandon Friedman, a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan


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