Captain John McCain, USN (retired) is genuine war hero. Captain McCain declined parole from the Hanoi Hilton, knowing that he would be continued to tortured. On the other hand, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, US Army, is a deserter who if true justice were to served would be executed by firing squad. Yet the New York Times chooses to attack a war hero in Captain McCain to defend a deserter, Bergdahl:

Two military officers who have conducted lengthy reviews of the circumstances that led to the abduction of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan in 2009 have concluded that he should not face jail time for having left his base.

Senator John McCain, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, however, seems to think he knows better. Mr. McCain, a Navy pilot who was held captive for five years during the Vietnam War and tortured, told The Boston Herald that Sergeant Bergdahl is “clearly a deserter,” and threatened to hold a congressional hearing into the case “if it comes out that he has no punishment.”


Mr. McCain is certainly not the first politician to have spoken irresponsibly about the case. Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, said recently that
Sergeant Bergdahl is a “traitor” who should have “been executed.” But Mr. McCain’s remarks are particularly troubling because Gen. Robert Abrams, the top commander at Fort Bragg, N.C., who will make the final decision on the Bergdahl case, will most likely appear before Mr. McCain’s committee for confirmation should he be promoted to a higher post in the future.

The Slimes loves McCain when attacks republicans, but hates Cain when he attacks a deserter. What you expect from the Slimes.

Addendum:    While I am at it, a large FY to one Ken P. Vogel of Politico, for disparaging First Lieutenant James Webb service as United State Marine in Vietnam.

Hat tip: Federalist.