Thursday, April 3

For McCain, son's duty in Iraq is not a talking point

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) regularly talks about his military experience on the presidential campaign trail, but he draws the line when asked about his sons’ service in the armed forces. Jimmy McCain, 19, who returned from Iraq in mid-February, is stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. Jack McCain, 21, is poised to graduate from the Naval Academy and could join the Marines as a second lieutenant.

At a time when Democrats are calling for a withdrawal of troops from Iraq, McCain has refused to use his children’s experience to strengthen his arguments for keeping the U.S. military in the Middle Eastern country.

I don't think I knew that McCain's son was serving in Iraq. Regardless of what you think of his politics, you have to admire the guy for not politicizing that relationship.

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Neef said...

Not to be too cynical, but part of the hush is probably for the protection of his sons and their units. Much like the Prince Harry situation.


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