When Heroes Are Zeroes

At what point do we stop allowing “heroes” to commit detrimental acts against our Constitution and against the real heroes who defend and uphold it?


On April 30, 2008, the Senate debated S. Resolution 511 in the 2nd Session of the 110th Congress. This was a smokescreen created by Senators Claire McCaskill, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Patrick Leahy, and a Mr. Webb to focus attention on John McCain’s questionable eligibility to hold the office of President while totally ignoring Barack Obama’s very distinct disqualification. McCain was completely in the loop that Obama’s birth narrative would not hold up to scrutiny. Indeed, they were well aware that Obama was not born in Kapiolani hospital, much less to two Citizen parents, which the Tribe-Olson Memo on Natural Born Citizenship confirmed means that both parents must be Citizens–and which they applied to John McCain to deem him “eligible.”

The Military Industrial Complex and its decision makers rigged McCain’s campaign, with his blessing I might add, to be the candidate to ensure Obama’s election in 2008 (and Romney in 2012 did the same.) Had McCain been properly vetted, questions about his military career prior to his ascension to hero status in a prison in Hanoi may have shed some light on his character and changed the complexion of the presidential race.

The following excerpt from my book explains:

The next and last time I ever went to Tripler was to answer a call for blood donors. It was summer, and I had just graduated from high school two months earlier. It was all over the news: The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was limping into Pearl Harbor with 161 injured men on board. They would need blood. Donors were requested to go to Tripler Army Medical Center in advance of the Forrestal’s arrival. There had been a tragic disaster. A fire and chain-reaction explosions had killed 134 sailors and injured many more.

I drove to the hospital and filled out the paperwork; and a lady looked it over and said, “We can’t take you. You have to be eighteen.” I told her I’d be eighteen in five months, and she looked like she might consider that; but when she saw that I weighed ninety-nine pounds, she turned me away. I didn’t even weigh a hundred pounds, and the minimum was a hundred twenty.

I’d nearly forgotten about the incident back on July 29, 1967, but was reminded during the 2008 presidential election. John McCain had been on the Forrestal when the tragic event happened. There were even suspicions and accusations that he was a “hot-dog” pilot and was responsible for the horrific incident. A report explaining that McCain “wet-started” his A-4E Skyhawk to shake up the guy in the F-4 Phantom behind his jet is quite plausible. That he was the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred makes his role in the disaster not only plausible but probable. His father could no doubt have influenced any decision with regard to his son. John S. McCain Sr. was soon to become commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater as Commander in Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC).

At what point do we stop allowing “heroes” to commit detrimental acts against our Constitution and against the real heroes who defend and uphold it? In the case of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, is that the point when we find out they are killing off the real heroes?

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