Thursday, February 7, 2008

"Songbird" McCain?

Former Vietnam vet with top secret clearance says Republican frontrunner is "a lying skunk" about being tortured in Vietnam:

[UPDATE] Also see this article

A former Vietnam veteran with top secret clearance says he has personally spoken to numerous POW's who dispute John McCain's claim that he refused to provide information after he was captured and tortured in Hanoi, saying that in fact McCain's code-name was "Songbird" because of his willingness to tell all to avoid torture.

Jack McLamb served nine years in secret operations in Cambodia and other nations before going on to become one of the most highly decorated police officer's in Phoenix history, winning police officer of the year twice before taking a role as a hostage negotiator for the FBI.

"I know a lot of Vietnam veterans and a few POW's and all the POW's that I've talked to over the years say that John McCain is a lying skunk," McLamb told the Alex Jones Show.

"He never was tortured - they were there in the camp with him and then when he came in....he immediately started spilling his guts about everything because he didn't want to get tortured," said McLamb, contradicting the official story that McCain only offered his name, rank, serial number, and date of birth.

"The Vietnamese Communists called him the Songbird, that's his code name, Songbird McCain, because he just came into the camp singing and telling them everything they wanted to know," said McLamb.

McLamb said the POW's told him that McCain had sustained two broken arms and a leg injury from not pulling his arms in when he bailed out of his A-4 Skyhawk that was shot down over the Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi.

The POW's said that McCain made 32 propaganda videos for the communist North Vietnamese in which he denounced America for what they were doing in Vietnam.

"They have these sealed now, our government has these sealed, we can't get to it, they have it classified," said McLamb, adding that in truth "the POW's hate John McCain."

It is commonly accepted that McCain was treated better than other POW's and afforded medical care immediately after the North Vietnamese discovered that his father was a top admiral.

Several Vietnam veterans groups do solely exist to expose McCain's abandonment of veteran's interests as well as his lies about being tortured, including Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain and U.S. Veteran Dispatch.

Doubts over McCain's alleged war hero status and his support to curtail efforts to look for missing POW's contributed to torpedoing his presidential campaign in 2000 and those same questions will undoubtedly surface again should the Senator win the Republican nomination.

(original article at PrisonPlanet)


Anonymous said...

Having heard from several Vietnam veterans about McCain's collaborating with the North Vietnamese, I am at a loss to understand why there is nothing in any of the major media, print or broadcast, about the allegations, but I have noticed (by its absence) that McCain never discusses Vietnam -- after all, he recently visited Vietnam, so it's not that he is haunted by it.

I have also noticed that the media doesn't talk about his wife's opiate addiction, either, although it was alleged that she stole opiates from a charity's pharmacy and forged employee signatures. There were also allegations that he cheated on his first wife, Carol.

I don't know how these things are overlooked during a presidential campaign when the opposing candidate is even scrutinized for greeting his wife with a "fist bump". I certainly hope the verterans groups form enough of a protest (outside some of these major media outlets or offices, if necessary) so that at least these issues and claims are brought to light.

Lou in CA

Anonymous said...

first of all, why are we even believing a former vietnamese compatriot who imprisoned Mccain?