John McCain Leads the Charge to Cut Soldier Benefits; Money for Terrorists But Not For Troops


By Brandon Turbeville

While lawmakers seem to have no problem finding funds for bombs fighter jets and terrorists in Syria and Iraq, it seems that it is much more difficult for them to find money to pay American soldiers for their service and pay for their healthcare once that service is over.

This is because Congressional Defense leaders on Tuesday announced that they are looking to enact more “entitlement and personnel reforms” in 2016.

The bill being submitted and debated by Congress would provide a much lower than anticipated pay raise for U.S. troops beginning in January 2016. It includes cuts in the growth of military housing stipends, an introduction of new co-pays for some military drug prescriptions and a scale-down of the commissary benefit.

The bill also includes changes to the traditional military retirement system and an overhaul of military healthcare offerings like Tricare.

In fact, Tricare “reform” is going to be a major focus in the coming debate. This comes after a military compensation and retirement modernization commission report released earlier this year recommended dumping Tricare completely, “realigning medical commands” and “better integrating Defense Department care with Veterans Affairs medical offerings.”

Pentagon officials despite having an apparent limitless budget when it comes to funding bearded fanatics, and providing limitless amounts of weaponry to terrorists are now whining about the need to “rein in” personnel costs.

Unsurprisingly, one of the most vocal cheerleaders of this effort to reduce benefits for American soldiers is Senator John McCain who stated that military personnel costs are “one of our greatest challenges” and that “we’re going to have to make some tough decisions” soon.

No one should be shocked at McCain’s position of course since despite his constant harping about his military service as a qualification for any and all of his opinions McCain has been a relentless enemy of American military personnel since as far back as the Vietnam War.

It should be remembered that it was John McCain who stood in front of Congress and argued against any further investigation or revelation of whether or not American POWs were still being held in Vietnam, as well as displaying a general antipathy to American military personnel as I’ve detailed in my article “The Un-American Hero: Crimes of John McCain.”

As Sydney Schanburg wrote in his excellent article, “The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides,” McCain was consistent, at least in his actions, in his refusal to allow any further attempts to discover and recover missing American POWs in Vietnam as well as even the possibility of allowing any further investigation as to the possibility that Americans were still being held captive. This is, of course, despite McCain’s incessant reliance on his military service as some type of qualification for whatever his political position of the day might be.

As Schanburg writes,

But there was one subject that was off-limits, a subject the Arizona senator almost never brings up and has never been open about — his long-time opposition to releasing documents and information about American prisoners of war in Vietnam and the missing in action who have still not been accounted for. Since McCain himself, a downed Navy pilot, was a prisoner in Hanoi for 5 1/2 years, his staunch resistance to laying open the POW/MIA records has baffled colleagues and others who have followed his career.

Critics say his anti-disclosure campaign, in close cooperation with the Pentagon and the intelligence community, has been successful. Literally thousands of documents that would otherwise have been declassified long ago have been legislated into secrecy.

For example, all the Pentagon debriefings of the prisoners who returned from Vietnam are now classified and closed to the public under a statute enacted in the 1990s with McCain’s backing. He says this is to protect the privacy of former POWs and gives it as his reason for not making public his own debriefing.

[…]Many Vietnam veterans and former POWs have fumed at McCain for keeping these and other wartime files sealed up. His explanation, offered freely in Senate hearings and floor speeches, is that no one has been proven still alive and that releasing the files would revive painful memories and cause needless emotional stress to former prisoners, their families and the families of MIAs still unaccounted for. But what if some of these returned prisoners, as has always been the case at the conclusion of wars, reveal information to their debriefing officers about other prisoners believed still held in captivity? What justification is there for filtering such information through the Pentagon rather than allowing access to source materials? For instance, debriefings from returning Korean war POWs, available in full to the American public, have provided both citizens and government investigators with important information about other Americans who went missing in that conflict.

Would not most families of missing men, no matter how emotionally drained, want to know? And would they not also want to know what the government was doing to rescue their husbands and sons? Hundreds of MIA families have for years been questioning if concern for their feelings is the real reason for the secrecy.

Others, however, suspect that all of McCain’s insistence in keeping the information classified revolves around whether or not releasing the debriefings would open the door to McCain’s closet, suggesting that there skeletons lurking inside it that the Senator does not want falling out. Schanburg writes,

A smaller number of former POWs, MIA families and veterans have suggested there is something especially damning about McCain that the senator wants to keep hidden. Without release of the files, such accusations must be viewed as unsubstantiated speculation. The main reason, however, for seeking these files is to find out if there is any information in the debriefings, or in other MIA documents that McCain and the Pentagon have kept sealed, about how many prisoners were held back by North Vietnam after the Paris peace treaty was signed in January 1973. The defense and intelligence establishment has long resisted the declassification of critical records on this subject. McCain has been the main congressional force behind this effort.

The prisoner return in 1973 saw 591 Americans repatriated by North Vietnam. The problem was that the U.S. intelligence list of men believed to be alive at that time in captivity — in Vietnam, Laos and possibly across the border in southern China and in the Soviet Union — was much larger.

Possibly hundreds of men larger. The State Department stated publicly in 1973 that intelligence data showed the prisoner list to be starkly incomplete. For example, only nine of the 591 returnees came out of Laos, though experts in U.S. military intelligence listed 311 men as missing in that Hanoi-run country alone, and their field reports indicated that many of those men were probably still alive. Hanoi said it was returning all the prisoners it had. President Nixon, on March 29, 1973, seconded that claim, telling the nation on television: “All of our American POWs are on their way home.” This discrepancy has never been acknowledged or explained by official Washington. Over the years in Washington, McCain, at times almost single-handedly, has pushed through Pentagon-desired legislation to make it impossible or much harder for the public to acquire POW/MIA information and much easier for the defense bureaucracy to keep it hidden.

Then there is also the case of the Truth Bill. A relatively simple bill which stated that

[The] head of each department or agency which holds or receives any records and information, including live-sighting reports, which have been correlated or possibly correlated to United States personnel listed as prisoner of war or missing in action from World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam conflict shall make available to the public all such records and information held or received by that department or agency. In addition, the Department of Defense shall make available to the public with its records and information a complete listing of United States personnel classified as prisoner of war, missing in action, or killed in action (body not returned) from World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam conflict.

As one might suspect, a Pentagon implicated in the abandonment of these soldiers thus vehemently opposed the bill.

The bill was defeated in 1989. In 1991, it reappeared only to quickly disappear again. Although the interest from family members of the missing veterans as well as the American public had not necessarily waned, another bill was inserted in its place – The McCain Bill. As Schanburg describes,

This measure turned “The Truth Bill ” on its head. It created a bureaucratic maze from which only a fraction of the available documents could emerge. And it became law. So restrictive were its provisions that one clause actually said the Pentagon didn’t even have to inform the public when it received intelligence that Americans were alive in captivity.

First, it decreed that only three categories of information could be released, i.e., “information … that may pertain to the location, treatment, or condition of” unaccounted-for personnel from the Vietnam War. (This was later amended in 1995 and 1996 to include the Cold War and the Korean conflict.) If information is received about anything other than “location, treatment or condition,” under this statute, which was enacted in December 1991, it does not get disclosed.

Second, before such information can be released to the public, permission must be granted by the primary next of kin, or PNOK. In the case of Vietnam, letters were sent by the Department of Defense to the 2,266 PNOK. More than 600 declined consent (including 243 who failed to respond, considered under the law to be a “no”).


Finally, in addition to these hurdles and limitations, the McCain act does not specifically order the declassification of the information. Further, it provides the Defense Department with other justifications for withholding documents. One such clause says that if the information “may compromise the safety of any United States personnel … who remain not accounted for but who may still be alive in captivity, then the Secretary [of Defense] may withhold that record or other information from the disclosure otherwise required by this section.”

Boiled down, the preceding paragraph means that the Defense Department is not obligated to tell the public about prisoners believed alive in captivity and what efforts are being made to rescue them. It only has to notify the White House and the intelligence committees in the Senate and House. The committees are forbidden under law from releasing such information.

At the same time, the McCain act is now being used to deny access to other sorts of records. For instance, part of a recent Freedom of Information Act request for the records of a mutiny on merchant marine vessel in the 1970s was rejected by a Defense Department official who cited the McCain act. Similarly, requests for information about Americans missing in the Korean War and declared dead for the last 45 years have been denied by officials who reference the McCain statute.

In 1996, however, another bill appeared. Entitled the Missing Service Personnel Act, the bill attempted to force the Pentagon to do more and act faster to find and subsequently recover missing military service personnel. The bill contained measures that required very strict reporting requirements for these purposes.

Schanburg describes how McCain once again rode into town to destroy any potential that may have existed to discover existing missing personnel or any personnel who might become missing in the future. He writes,

McCain amended the heart out of the statute. For example, the 1995 version required a unit commander to report to his theater commander within two days that a person was missing and describe what rescue and recovery efforts were underway. The McCain amendments allowed 10 days to pass before a report had to be made.

In the 1995 act, the theater commander, after receiving the MIA report, would have 14 days to report to his Cabinet secretary in Washington. His report had to “certify” that all necessary actions were being taken and all appropriate assets were being used “to resolve the status of the missing person.” This section was stricken from the act, replaced with language that made the Cabinet secretary, not the theater commander, the recipient of the report from the field. All the certification requirements also were stricken.


In response, the backers of the original statute cited the Pentagon’s stained record on MIA’s and argued that military history had shown that speed of action is critical to the chances of recovering a missing man. Moving “the bureaucracy ” to Washington, they said, was merely a way to sweep the issue under a rug.

One final evisceration in the law was McCain’s removal of all its enforcement teeth. The original act provided for criminal penalties for anyone, such as military bureaucrats in Washington, who destroy or cover up or withhold from families any information about a missing man. McCain erased this part of the law. He said the penalties would have a chilling effect on the Pentagon’s ability to recruit personnel for its POW/MIA office.

Schanburg points out how McCain has personally acted as the first line of defense against any who may suggest that POWs were left to their fate in Vietnam. McCain acts, on this issue especially, behind a carefully crafted but false veneer of patriotism and military service that appears to make him infallible in the eyes of many low information voters.

Schanburg writes,

McCain does not deal lightly with those who disagree with him on any of these issues or who suggest that the evidence indeed shows that a significant number of prisoners were alive and cached away as future bargaining chips when he came home in the group of 591 released in 1973.

Over the years, he has regularly vilified any group or person who keeps trying to pry out more evidence about MIAs. He calls them “hoaxers” and “charlatans ” and “conspiracy theorists.” He decries the “bizarre rantings of the MIA hobbyists” and describes them as “individuals primarily who make their living off of keeping the issue alive.” Before he died last year of leukemia, retired Col. Ted Guy, a highly admired POW and one of the most dogged resisters in the camps, wrote an angry open letter to the senator in an MIA newsletter. In it, he said of McCain’s stream of insults: “John, does this include Senator Bob Smith and other concerned elected officials? Does this include the families of the missing where there is overwhelming evidence that their loved ones were ‘last known alive? ’ Does this include some of your fellow POWs?”

Clearly, McCain likes dissent the way he likes his veterans – silent. This silence, for McCain, can come by any means necessary.

Indeed, McCain has been the biggest denier of all when it comes to the possibility that American soldiers were left on the battlefield. Schanburg states,

McCain has said again and again that he has seen no “credible” evidence that more than a tiny handful of men might have been alive in captivity after the official prison return in 1973. He dismisses all of the subsequent radio intercepts, live sightings, satellite photos, CIA reports, defector information, recovered enemy documents and reports of ransom demands — thousands and thousands of pieces of information indicating live captives — as meaningless. He has even described these intelligence reports as the rough equivalent of UFO and alien sightings.

In Congress, colleagues and staffers who have seen him erupt — in the open and, more often, in closed meetings — profess themselves confounded by his behavior. Insisting upon anonymity so as not to invite one of his verbal assaults, they say they have no easy way to explain why a former POW would work so hard and so persistently to keep POW/MIA information from coming out. Typical is the comment of one congressional veteran who has watched McCain over many years: “This is a man not at peace with himself.”

Some McCain watchers searching for answers point to his recently published best-selling autobiography, Faith of My Fathers, half of which is devoted to his years as a prisoner. In the book, he says he felt badly throughout his captivity because he knew he was being treated more leniently than his fellow POWs owing to his propaganda value as the son of Adm. John S. McCain II, who was then the CINCPAC — commander in chief of all U.S. forces in the Pacific region, including Vietnam. (His captors considered him a prize catch and nicknamed him the “Crown Prince.”)

Also in the book, the Arizona Senator repeatedly expresses guilt and disgrace at having broken under torture and given the North Vietnamese a taped confession, broadcast over the camp loudspeakers, saying he was a war criminal who had, among other acts, bombed a school. “I felt faithless and couldn’t control my despair,” he writes. He writes, revealing that he made two half-hearted attempts at suicide. Most tellingly, he said he lived in “dread” that his father would find out. “I still wince,” he says, “when I recall wondering if my father had heard of my disgrace.”


But how would McCain’s forced confession alone explain his endless campaign against releasing MIA/POW information?

Some veterans and other McCain watchers have speculated that McCain’s mortification, given his family’s proud military tradition (his grandfather was also an admiral), was so severe that it continues to haunt him and make him fear any opening up of information that could revive previously unpublished details of the era, including his own nagging history.

McCain’s nagging problem – at least while surviving Vietnam veterans and/or their family members were more prevalent than they are today – was the fact that there were actual witnesses to the evidence pointing toward the existence of American POWs in Vietnam.

Schanburg writes about the case of Dolores Apodaca Alfond, Chairwoman of the National Alliance of Families. He states,

Her pilot brother, Capt. Victor J. Apodaca, out of the Air Force Academy, was shot down over Dong Hoi, North Vietnam, in the early evening of June 8, 1967. At least one person in the two-man plane survived. Beeper signals from a pilot’s distress radio were picked up by overhead helicopters, but the cloud cover was too heavy to go in. Hanoi has recently turned over some bone fragments that are supposed to be Apodaca’s. The Pentagon first declared the fragments to be animal bones. But now it is telling the family — verbally — that they came from the pilot. But the Pentagon, for unexplained reasons, will not put this in writing, which means Apodaca is still unaccounted for. Also the Pentagon refuses to give Alfond a sample of the fragments so she can have testing done by an independent laboratory.

Alfond’s testimony, at a hearing of the POW/MIA committee Nov. 11, 1992, was revealing. She pleaded with the committee not to shut down in two months, as scheduled, because so much of its work was unfinished. Also, she was critical of the committee, and in particular Kerry and McCain, for having “discredited the overhead satellite symbol pictures, arguing there is no way to be sure that the [distress] symbols were made by U.S. POWs.” She also criticized them for similarly discounting data from special sensors, shaped like a large spike with an electronic pod and an antenna, that were airdropped to stick in the ground along the Ho Chi Minh trail.


Other than the panel’s second co-chairman, Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., not a single committee member attended this public hearing. But McCain, having been advised of Alfond’s testimony, suddenly rushed into the room to confront her. His face angry and his voice very loud, he accused her of making “allegations … that are patently and totally false and deceptive.” Making a fist, he shook his index finger at her and said she had insulted an emissary to Vietnam sent by President Bush. He said she had insulted other MIA families with her remarks. And then he said, through clenched teeth: “And I am sick and tired of you insulting mine and other people’s [patriotism] who happen to have different views than yours.”

By this time, tears were running down Alfond’s cheeks. She reached into her handbag for a handkerchief. She tried to speak: “The family members have been waiting for years — years! And now you’re shutting down.” He kept interrupting her. She tried to say, through tears, that she had issued no insults. He kept talking over her words. He said she was accusing him and others of “some conspiracy without proof, and some cover-up.” She said she was merely seeking “some answers. That is what I am asking.” He ripped into her for using the word “fiasco.” She replied: “The fiasco was the people that stepped out and said we have written the end, the final chapter to Vietnam.” “No one said that,” he shouted. “No one said what you are saying they said, Ms. Alfond.” And then, his face flaming pink, he stalked out of the room, to shouts of disfavor from members of the audience.

As with most of McCain’s remarks to Alfond, the facts in his closing blast at her were incorrect. Less than three weeks earlier, on Oct. 23, 1992, in a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden, President Bush — with John McCain standing beside him — said: “Today, finally, I am convinced that we can begin writing the last chapter in the Vietnam War.”

The committee did indeed, as Alfond said they planned to do, shut down two months after the hearing.

Schanburg is no “conspiracy theorist,” it should be noted. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner from 1975 whose coverage of the social and political situation in Cambodia won him the award. Indeed, it was Schanburg’s work that laid the basis for the movie The Killing Fields.

It appears John McCain’s disregard for American military service personnel is yet one more thing he has in common with his terrorist and jihadist friends in Syria. While McCain travels abroad, in order to encourage and help arm individuals who have shot and will shoot American soldiers, he works tirelessly at home to ensure that those same soldiers cannot afford the healthcare to treat their wounds. Unfortunately in 2015, if an American service man or woman is in need of medical care his best bet will be to travel to the Middle East, learn Arabic and grow a beard. That is, at least, if John McCain has his way.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

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126 Comments on "John McCain Leads the Charge to Cut Soldier Benefits; Money for Terrorists But Not For Troops"

  1. In the U.S. Constitution, Congress, is granted the authority to COIN AND ISSUE MONEY AND REGULATE THE VALUE THEREOF.

    Money is therefore, limitless and in endless supply.

    • As long as it is accepted by market participants anything can be “money”.
      Just there shouldn’t be a monopoly on producing money.
      There should be competing currencies in circulation. The participants then are free to make a choice.
      That’s why the money gangsters want a monopoly, so only they can choose to inflate or deflate.

      • And underwrite their personal investment choices with the power of the Fed…a support system not enjoyed by anyone but those at the top and totally socialist in nature.

  2. It’s all just positioning to replace people with machines. No conscience equals no responsibility.

  3. Insane mccain wants to cut funding for our vets and give Isis stingers and tows.
    He should be hung for treason.

  4. Paying our veterans for risking their lives after they have served does not kill Russians… Insane McCain has kill Russians on the brain. As Putin remarked about McCain recently …. the man was a POW in Viet Nam, and was kept in a hole for many years where he left his brain. Maybe that is why McCain hates Russians so much.

  5. The people of Arizona keep electing this piece of human garbage, what are they drinking, is their water contaminated? Oh, I forgot our voting system is rigged.

    • Ferdinand Lindbergh in 1968 :

      We should find a meaningful term for the masses with reference to their inadequacies of judgment. I propose, therefore, that they be regarded, in varying degrees, as handicapped, crippled, unable to make sound judgments and decisions in their own self-interest. They live blindly in a system that offers wide although not unlimited free choice and they are unable to choose wisely. They are victims of their own choices. Nobody protects them from themselves ! The masses are handicapped in that they are ready believers in tales and promises of nimbler wits, prone to give credence to the improbable or very doubtful. They believe that some obvious charlatan – a preacher, a politician, a vendor of cheap merchandise – is going to do something very good for them at only a slight fee or absolutely free. At their most extreme these people are the followers of astrologers, spiritualists, religious dervishes and messiahs of all kinds, very often political messiahs. They tend strongly to resist whatever is objectively the case if it does not harmonize with their delusions.

      Gullibility and muddle-headedness are functions of insufficient intelligence. The intelligent person is prone to make significant distinctions, to analyze, compare, reflect and seek out difficulties in proffered propositions whether flattering or promising to himself or not.Skeptical self-analysis is beyond the powers of the gullible because they already feel insecure, must (as they say) “believe in something” if only in believing. Intimations of any lack in their judgment are resisted. Hence it follows that they believe whatever ethnic, religious or national group to which they belong is inherently superlative. Having little sense of individual identity, they derive their identity from some extensive tribe – hence White Supremacy, Black Power, God-Jesus, Dallas Cowboys, etc.

      • HOW do you expect to reach these delusional intelligently deficient individuals with language they are obviously unfamiliar with???

        • They are out of reach anyway.

          • Then why did you bother to post this piece instead of just stating it as a reference to be accessed for those with the ability to understand and seeking further understanding of your position???

          • disqus_xp4GYx7DZk | October 24, 2015 at 5:15 pm |

            Becaaaaaaaause Croco wants to show the rest of us how FAR AHEAD he is in the ‘scien’ department! FAIL….

          • I AGREE! Isn’t that pathetic??? Maybe he needs a hobby,RIGHT??? HE PROBABLY GETS TIRED OF SPANKING HIS MONKEY,RIGHT???

  6. Cindy Mccain; his drug addled wife who stole medications from her charity, is the daughter & neice of Kemper Marley’s #1 & #2 henchmen. Her uncle went to jail for Marley’s crimes. Marley was the biggest mobster in the SE; owned the racing industry, tv,newspapers,liquor monopoly, real estate, and wanted to own a politician too. That is how John became a senator because he was a “war hero” and could be bought.
    Marley was also implicated; but never convicted in the Don Boles murder/bombing.
    Look up McCain’s connection to the Keating Five as well; he was knee deep during the savings & loan debaucle in AZ.

  7. Would YOU want to lose your limbs or die so your politicians can bring HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of those MUSLIMS to live in YOUR country and enjoy the life YOU should have had???

    • HaywoodZarathustra | October 23, 2015 at 8:06 am | Reply

      Not only enjoy your life, but in many cases perhaps enjoy your wife, after you come home in a pine box for the glorious empire.

      • … all the while showing complete disrespect for the American people who are citizens and who they expect to give them whatever they want. Trump is right — this country is run by idiots.

    • Although I completely agree with your angst, wee need to look closer at the contrived Muslim and Sharia law “threat”;

  8. They must get rid of Syria because the country to the left wants it — they must extend their borders from the Nile to the Euphrates. Does not matter what country is in the way. This is true. Just ask them.

  9. We didn’t have a Muslim problem untill we backed the zio tribe and their expansionism and killings.

  10. disqus_b3gwsSWZi6 | October 23, 2015 at 9:00 am | Reply

    His mentality is: I got mine screw everyone else.

  11. Arizona should be proud of John McCain.

    And America should be proud to have elected not just once, but twice, a man to the presidency that is an illegal immigrant? – What? Prove that statement.

    On Barack Husein Obama’s official copy of his official original birth certificate which is supposed to be in the Department of Health in Hawaii, there is this entry which proves beyond doubt that the Birth Certificate is a 100% forgery, – “Race of Father” – “African”.

    (((( “African” is not a race. ))))

    Here is an excerpt of the official U.S. Government document for Vital Statistics for the year 1961, the alleged birth of Barack Hussein Obama in Hawaii. See if you can locate “African” as a race in any of the paragraphs below.

    Vital Statistics of the United States in 1961


    FORREST E. LINDER, PH. D., Director
    THEODORE D. WOOLSEY, Assistant Director
    0. K. SAGEN, PH. D., Assistant Director

    “Page 231”

    “Race and Color”

    “Births in the United States in 1961 are classified for vital statistics into white, Negro, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Aleut, Eskimo, Hawaiian and Part-Hawaiian (combined), and “other nonwhite.”

    “The category “white” includes, in addition to persons reported as “white,” those
    reported as Mexican or Puerto Rican. With one exception, a reported mixture of
    Negro with any other race is included in the Negro group; other mixed parentage
    is classified according to the race of the nonwhite parent and mixtures of nonwhite

    races to the race of the father. The exception refers to a mixture of Hawaiian and

    any other race, which is classified as Part-Hawaiian. In most tables a less detailed

    classification of “white” and “nonwhite” is used.”

    “Completeness of birth registration in 1961 for “white” births is estimated to be
    99.3 percent and for “nonwhite” births, 96.6 percent. The most recent figures for
    other groups are from the 1950 test which indicated registration completeness at
    that time to be 85.1 percent for American Indians and 97.4 percent for ”other
    races,”chiefly Chinese and Japanese. Both figures are probably higher for 1961,
    but more precise estimates are not available.”

    “A comparison of the race designation in matched sets of birth certificates and
    census records from the 1950 registration completeness ‘test indicates very high
    agreement for white persons and Negroes. There were, however, sub-stantially
    fewer American Indians recorded on birth records than on census records.”

    *** Important Note:

    A complete search of this official U.S. Government document for the term “African” was completed with ZERO matches found for “African”. “Negro is found, but not “African”.


    1. The only person in America that believes Barack Hussein Obama is an American Citizen, was born in Hawaii in 1961, and is eligible to be the president of the USA, is Barack Hussein Obama, because “Race of Father” – “African” proves beyond a shadow of doubt that the Birth Certificate Barack Hussein Obama has provided America and the World to prove eligibility, is a 100% forgery.

    2. Africa has 47 different countries within in national borders and everyone, of all nationalities, tongues, and races who have been born in Africa, are Africans. Putting “Race of Father” – “African” on a Birth Certificate looks as goofy as putting “Race of Father” – “American” on a Birth Certificate for a baby born in “Mexico”, it would never be approved.

    • Race was the first thing I looked at when Obeyme’s “official” birth certificate was produced. Seeing “African” instead of the accepted term “negro” proved to me how authentic it was. I later found out that Kenya (also mentioned on said certificate) was not yet a country in 1961! Strangely, other official birth certificates from Hawaii produced at that same time had their race as negro! Finally the form which Obeyme had was totally different than the other ones produced at that time and location (although it was identical to his sister’s). I would go into the offsets in type and two different styles of type on his form, but the “unbiased” media assured us all that it was legit, so who are we to judge.

  12. A concerned american | October 23, 2015 at 12:25 pm | Reply

    The government takes from lawful citizens, veterans and active duty troops and gives to the illegals and terrorists? Thanks McCain, Obama et al for nothing!

  13. Consider this; The very fact that human stains such as McCain and his ilk not only gain access to the political arena but retain their positions endlessly speaks volumes about the corrupted elections in this sad, sad nation. In addition, the ENORMOUS percentile of it’s denizens continuing to vilify those exposing it – continuing to defend it, speaks volumes on our “education” system and our moral structure as well. We are speaking of a system so purely corrupted and co-opted that to continue this idiotic “huff-n-puff” about “you don’t like it -LEAVE!” idiom is tantamount to screaming, WE ARE IDIOTS AND WE LOVE IT THIS WAY!!

  14. McCain who fired off a missile from his aircraft while of the deck of the carrier killing 18 sailors. But Daddy was an admiral so no charges.

  15. This old bull is bought and paid for you the big machine that likes their corruption in the form of funding wasteful government projects, contracts and cronie capitalism. He is so caught up in the DC machine of corruption he can never get out even if he wanted to the puppeteers that pull his strings wouldn’t let him. Why would they, they have a powerfull corrupt congressman in their pocket. It’s obvious the guys mental faculties are slipping away but his owners make him continue to keep his position of power so he can keep doing their bidding.
    Why the people of AZ keep voting for the old fool is strange , perhaps they just like the old fart?

  16. John mccain is just like his three brothers – McConnell, ballbaby boehner and obigears
    They r all the stupidist people on this earth. McCain is a REAL waste of skin. If he wants to explore space, he just has to visit where most people’s Braun is suppose to b. Really feel sorry for people of Arizona to have that asshole as their senator.

  17. Hillaryoncrack | October 24, 2015 at 10:31 am | Reply

    McCain needs to go to the old soldiers home, see how he likes it. This old derelict should have retired 10 years ago.

  18. To McCain, you are a two faced whining SOB, get out of the USA, You are a poor excuse for a VET, We NAM combat vets are ashamed of you and don’t want you in our USA

  19. Way to go Songbird!

  20. Raymond Miller | October 24, 2015 at 10:37 am | Reply

    This is the reason that I refer to John McCain as Little John “Pot Head” McCain.
    He is one of the worst POS that we have in our government and there are a lot of them, but he is # one in my book. I often think that the North Vietnamese must have released him because they realized he would do more damage to America here than in their prison. Of coarse there he ratted out his fellow prisoners to gain favors from his captures.

    • I have thought they broke him and “re-programed” him while he was at the Hanoi Hilton.

      • Raymond Miller | October 24, 2015 at 7:06 pm | Reply

        That could be true, but I think he was already F’d up in the head. I believe that he got shot down because he went off on a bombing run that he was forbidden to do and that’s how he ended up in the Hanoi Hilton. I am also of the belief that he uses Poc-a-lolo and really enjoys that free Single Malt we the tax payers supply those lushes with at the Congressional Bar.
        That most likely is were they wheel and deal our lives and money away, scratching each others back, or crotch.

  21. John McCain, bad news for servicemen and women.

  22. Irene Elizabeth Grooms | October 24, 2015 at 11:08 am | Reply

    Its time to go and rid this world of these that want’s to rid the people of ISRAEL AND AMERICA WITH WHAT EVER HAS TO BE DONE TO PUT THEM OF OUR WORLD.

  23. NOT TRUE! i INFLUENCED the Senate and Congress to pass the new Veterans VA funding and
    benefits BILL. I pointed out a FLAW in the bill that would allow the VA to
    continue their bad conduct. The Senate passed a bill 3 weeks later to correct
    the flaw and the VA is IGNORING that BILL and DENYING PAYMENT for non-VA outside
    treatment that they can’t provide. I KNOW because I am one of those VETERANS
    that is being DENIED for a DISABILITY incurred in BOOT in 1956 and SUBSTANTIATED
    BY SOC.SEC.DOCTORS paid by SOC.SEC. and their record of
    opinion has been WITHHELD from me and DESTROYED to prevent receiving BENEFITS
    DUE. You can read all about it in a book Published by Xlibris,NON-FICTION,titled
    ( HOW GOD FOUND ME). I was saved by GOD 21 TIMES, 2 of which returned me from
    the dead, certificate is in my medical record. Every Vet,Vets’friend,family
    NEEDS to see this book as it also shows how the VA tried to KILL ME at least 10
    times. Don’t miss it as those guys coming back from the WARS in the middle East
    will be treated the same. Money meant for their CARE is being SPENT on
    REDECORATING the BUILDING. The Administration is CORRUPT and needs to be

  24. When will Arizona wake-up??????????????

    • As soon as all of the Kalifornians go home. They ruined their beautiful state then moved to AZ and are trying to make AZ just like the dump they left. Jeff Flake is a McCain clone and he needs to be gone too.

      • Hankmacaw……If Californians went home there would be no Arizona. We did not ruin our State and move to Arizona, if that was the case guess who was second choice?? Not California. If Ca. is a dump why is it #1 place to move to?? What Ca. has Az. could not hold a candle to.
        The only reason Ca and other states move to Az. is for the taxes. You have nothing else to offer except summer Baseball camps!! If you notice the majority of big Corporations are in CA. Not to put Az. down, I have been there severall times but live there? NO way.
        If you notice the title song “California here I come” is not Arizona here I come!!! Fortunate for you…you have McCain not California!!

    • AZ is in serious trouble. Last night on the local news a report aired about two high schools in AZ that haven’t played against each other for years because of violence. The school board’s answer to that violence is to not allow anything that says “USA,” “Trump,” or anything else they deem to be racist against Mexicans, who are the majority of pupils in these schools … no mention whatsoever of what the Mexicans cannot do!

      • I


        • O’Bama brings in 200,000 muslims, makes them civilians and that is what his civilian army will be made up of . HEAD CHOPPING MUSLIMS !

  25. I SUPPORTED FRED THOMPSON in the 2008 campaign but because of McCain’s age, Fred bowed out and gave over his supporters to McCain stipulating that it was his last chance to become President??? If I had known then what the author is saying now was actually true, I would NOT have continued my support??? Further conduct in the campaign showed that there was something SERIOUSLY WRONG in his campaign so I withdrew my support. His present conduct concerning Veterans and the deaths of the 40 Veterans in his state who were DENIED treatment and access to a doctor for more than a year is comparable to the VA here in New York and our Representatives in the Senate??? I INFLUENCED the Senate and Congress to pass the new Veterans VA funding and
    benefits BILL. I pointed out a FLAW in the bill that would allow the VA to
    continue their bad conduct. The Senate passed a bill 3 weeks later to correct
    the flaw and the VA is IGNORING that BILL and DENYING PAYMENT for non-VA outside
    treatment that they can’t provide. I KNOW because I am one of those VETERANS
    that is being DENIED for a DISABILITY incurred in BOOT in 1956 and SUBSTANTIATED
    BY SOC.SEC.DOCTORS paid by SOC.SEC. and their record of
    opinion has been WITHHELD from me and DESTROYED to prevent receiving BENEFITS
    DUE. You can read all about it in a book Published by Xlibris,NON-FICTION,titled
    ( HOW GOD FOUND ME). I was saved by GOD 21 TIMES, 2 of which returned me from
    the dead, certificate is in my medical record. Every Vet,Vets’friend,family
    NEEDS to see this book as it also shows how the VA tried to KILL ME at least 10
    times. Don’t miss it as those guys coming back from the WARS in the middle East
    will be treated the same. Money meant for their CARE is being SPENT on
    REDECORATING the BUILDING. The Administration is CORRUPT and needs to be

    • But the McSenator’s medical needs are being met, no matter how extensive or expensive. He’s a p.o.s.!

      • I know that. The point I am making is that I and other veterans needs are NOT being met. That is why those 40 that died along with millions of others are NOT being met and the VA as well as the Soc.Sec.administration is doing the same thing by denying claims until the veteran or other claimant, DIES without the EARNED BENEFITS.they are ENTITLED TO??? WHAT IS WORSE is why are we paying the salaries of MILLIONS of people who are not qualified to do any type of useful work to stall and abuse the people who have contributed much to improving our society from receiving their benefits according to the Soc.Sec. LAWS??? These people know NOTHING about the laws they are supposed to administer to make a DECISION in reference to the CLAIM! PLUS THEY ALTER AND DESTROY DOCUMENTS to DELAY and DENY CLAIMS and reduce the VALUE of the BENEFITS to be paid upon APPROVAL of the CLAIM. Are these people really necessary??? These are the type of JOBS created by the government to address unemployment issues due to government MISMANAGEMENT,RIGHT??? THIS INCREASES THE BURDEN ON THE TAXPAYER and produces INFLATION???

  26. I guess Trump was right, he is NO HERO. John McCain’s swan song is I AM A RINO, really.

  27. I have written to McCain on some of his past blunders. Told him America would have been better off if had come home in a box. Asked for a reply, Never got it.

    • He never replies to me either, unless it’s to insist that my opinions mean nothing to him and that he will do as he sees fit, which is never in my interest or that of the State of AZ or the United States of America.

      • Replies from guys like him as canned letters that totally avoid the subject they are contacted about. He’s like our past 2 Governors in NJ. They were “I got mine” guys too.

  28. Issi is not coming to the United States Thr already here,and thr are a lot of them sitting in our White House and strung out among our government, If you bastards dont wake up pretty quick it will be to late. Its time to use our military here at home. Clean up Washington first,.Its turned into a quagmire of corruption and lawlessness and thr bound and determined to close the United States down.They have already started repopulating the country with everything except Americans, I dont see how anyone could be so dam dumb not to see that.What country are we going to invade when they kick us out of our own country ?

  29. Jack Gustafson | October 24, 2015 at 11:57 am | Reply


  30. Hopefully, this election we can defeat McCain and install someone in that position who will support his constituents. He has never ever kept his campaign promises.

  31. How do huge bonuses at the VA improve veteran’s care?

  32. When the rebellion comes, RINO McCain will be hanging from the same tree as Obama.

  33. Somebody needs to stop this. I’m going to call Ted Cruz Monday.

  34. John, time to leave with what little post Vietnam honor you have left. You have over stated your welcome.

  35. They should put McCain, Graham, Hillary & everyone else in Congress who wants to overthrow other countries using depraved terrorists, on the front lines in Syria.

  36. Spayill Chekir | October 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm | Reply

    As a twenty-year USAF technician living in Arizona for almost thirty years, I feel I have the right to comment on Judas John McCain’s NON-SERVICE to this country which is simply that – NON-SERVICE! I voted for him twice and even then I was doubting him. At this point I wouldn’t even give that cretin a wave from across the street. He is nothing more than a slug!

  37. You look old enough to know that it has been the DemocRats who have consistently voted against our vets throughout the years. You should be ashamed of yourself!

  38. It would be, and always has been, the conclusion that John McCain is hiding facts about his involvement in Vietnam. Many of us who were there know that his cooperation with the enemy was a patriotic disgrace. If he did not conduct himself inappropriately while in enemy hands, he would be more forthcoming about his tenure there.
    The North Vietnamese were very formidable enemies in that they knew how to extricate information without asking point blank for it. Among other things, they would break an arm, crush fingers, destroy hands, fingers and toes, just to give the outward appearance that one did not cooperate with intelligence, when in fact, they gained what they wanted to know. This outward damage would illicit sympathetic responses, misdirecting any other concerns. Knowing this very well, provides great interest in McCain’s visit to the Hanoi Hilton, and the very suspicious and high interest for him hiding any information concerning Vietnam, and his experiences there.
    Many of us do NOT believe his story. It can not be believed until it is more deeply explained to the families of the remaining MIAs and to fellow veterans nationwide. Until that happens, McCain is a disgraceful unsubstantiated distraction to reality. NOT a War Hero in any regard. It is up to him to supply the facts, not the deceptions!!

    • He was known to be a reckless pilot and his peers were not surprised when he was taken “prisoner.” He is all about funding both sides of every conflict in the world and you always see his ugly face whenever a new conflict emerges anywhere.

  39. Thank you RINOs for colluding with your brother DemocRats to bring our country down!

  40. I enlisted during the Vietnam war and if I knew then what I know now I wouldn’t have enlisted. You are right, all our wars are for the super rich and the zio’s. There are no jobs for the young people today and the military is about the only place that pays higher wages than the hamburger joints. We spend billions on illegals and people that wouldn’t work if you gave them a job and then crap on our veterans. This group that I just mentioned distributes and buy the illegial drugs for the super rich, that is why they are wanted and needed. In the late 60’s after I got out of the service an elderly gentleman told me why we were in vietnam, he said it was for oil. Years later I read an article in the newspaper that told of oil being found offshore of Nam.

  41. McCain is no longer an American war hero,in my mind he never was. He now showed his true colors are not red white and blue,his colors and flag are ovomits flag one for Muslims and the comunist. He needs his butt drumed out of our country.

  42. Richard Bagenstose | October 24, 2015 at 1:08 pm | Reply

    time for john to check into the old folks home,as for va benefits when i got out i tried to use them once , and found out the paper work wasn’t worth my time, and trump is right just because jhon was a pow , doesn’t make him a hero , in the last 15 years he has bin more of a traytor then a hero, remember obomas one liner , hay john you lost, i hope arizona wakes up and tosses him out of the senate

  43. Donnie Buchanan | October 24, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Reply

    Mr. “Songbird”, as fellow POWs called him, should never have been elected in the first place. Him and “Hanoi Jane” shouldn’t see the outside world ever again. Both are traitors and liars.

  44. McCain and Hanoi Jane are two peas in a pod. Both are turn-coats of the worst kind. Both should be sent back to Hanoi and let those animals deal with them.

  45. Stop giving money and “benefits” to the damn ILLEGAL ALIENS and TERRORISTS and take care of LEGAL American citizens and our service members, it’s not really that difficult to figure out.

  46. The not-so-distinguished McSenator from Arizona is a disgrace to this country, the state of Arizona and the veterans who fought the unfounded wars encouraged by him and that made him filthy rich by accepting bribes from defense contractors. What these self-serving politicians are doing to this country is unconscionable and the only reason they are letting it happen is because they, themselves, are considered privileged characters by they, themselves, and they have nothing under the sun to worry about … unlike the rest of us who want them out of their cushy jobs and can’t seem to oust the useless s.o.b.s.

  47. disqus_dBIe0mKo35 | October 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm | Reply

    Our veteran are living on the streets and as far as the government is really concerned they served there purpose and are useless to them now.

  48. Thaaat’s Johnny…no, no, Not Carson this time…
    merely the intrepid and decrepit aviator and
    statesman extraordinaire, doing what he always
    has done best – stabbing Our Soldiers & Veterans
    in their backs.
    And this is the guy, who recently had a nerve
    to call us, the conservative-minded Americans –
    – “crazies”.
    Some hero….

  49. I’ll make this simple, John McCain is and has been closing
    doors and windows to the POW MIA situation in Vietnam for one reason and one
    reason only. He is afraid that some
    former POW with firsthand knowledge of his COOPERATION with the NVA will make
    the truth known, NOT about him being broken, but about deliberate

    I knew that John McCain looked too damn good to have spent
    5.5 years in a regular POW camp being treated as a normal POW would have been
    treated. This guy was doing something to
    earn him ‘Fat Cat’ status. This is the
    reason that he’s doing things that don’t APPEAR to make sense. When you add that one little detail it all
    makes perfect sense. The man was right
    when he said, “This is a man who is NOT at peace with himself.”

  50. Walter H WILSON3rd | October 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm | Reply

    NEVER THOUGHT I’D HEAR MYSELF UTTER THESE WORDS BUT HERE IT COMES , McCain is UNTRUSTWORTHY, he has been moving to the other side and my opinion is because of his young wife . Something else is VERY TROUBLING, BUSH , stated he WOULD NOT QUESTION THE ACTION OF ob , but he attacks his own party , Why?

  51. original ancestry | October 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm | Reply

    The only way we he People of The USA are going to have a fair and true government is to take it back by any means necessary from these communist’s. Remember that McCain was held as a prisoner in a communist camp and was tortured into communist thinking. So what side does he choose since his communistic indoctrination in Hanoi. You got it… COMMUNISM… He isn’t no hero like Donald said. He’s a lowlife POS commie….. The same for all these other traitors who call themselves Democrats and moderate GOP consevatives…

  52. What does the KJV bible say about a “double minded man”?

  53. Having been a vet, and still the same treatment drags on until the service men/woman get the ball rolling that the muky lucks want securtity and such, let them fight their own battles they initiate!!!!!!

  54. mccain needs to get locked up for being the traitor that he is a damn rhino.

  55. Larry J Humphrey | October 24, 2015 at 5:59 pm | Reply

    As much as I sympathize with Sen. McCain because of his POW situation, I do NOT agree in any way to his actions against those who protect us and HIM. He needs to be made to apologize to every one in the US military, and then be removed from office.

  56. dennis cheever | October 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm | Reply

    Once more you get a glimpse of the reality that is Washington DC and it’s Wonder People. Wonder who keeps paying them off. The money people. Do you see any difference between McCain and Obama?

  57. Rodney Steward | October 24, 2015 at 6:15 pm | Reply

    Why don’t McCain and McConnell both do the country a real favor and blow their brains out, and make Graham clean up the mess! These are truly some sick SOB’s

  58. Hey McCain and the rest of you idiots. Most of you never served and the one proposing this fiasco acts like he didn’t. When the member of the Senate sign a contract that says they must fight for the people (US) that they work for in case of war, then you can start thinking about changing things. But until then,shut up and let adults take care of business. These Veterans signed a contract that guaranteed them these benefits, you can’t arbitrarily change a contract that has been put into effect or served upon.

  59. And he is still getting $50K per year for being a POW. I know of no other POW getting $50K annually.But that’s another story,right Mr. McCain?

  60. Gary Von Neida | October 24, 2015 at 8:07 pm | Reply

    From what I heard from a former Prisoner of the North Viet’s (who died in the ’70’s from the bamboo shoots He had been fed every third day or so for Six Years) that Mc Cain was a “turn coat”.

  61. Some people got mad when when Trump mentioned his thoughts on this subject a short time back.

  62. When is Congress going to get serious and start proposing cuts to their pay, health benefits and overgenerous retirement pay? And when are they going to get serious about accepting “gifts and such” from lobbyists? If they want to trim the fat in government they need to start at the top with themselves and other high paying government jobs with outrageous bennies!

  63. This pos has never helped veterans

  64. JOHN McCAIN is just a old coot that is brain dead, mind is little warped, but if you notice the President and Congress are all about helping everybody with our tax payer money but AMERICANS, this is our money they are giving away. It is time for this to stop. We need to send these incompetent people that we pay with our tax payer money that don’t look after the American People to the house. Let them work and spend their own money.

  65. Michael Mayben | October 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm | Reply

    From captured military hero to a anti-American Obama lap dog. This traitor needs to be treated like the traitor he has become.

  66. As well as supporting Al qaeda, McCain is a staunch Zionist also working to carve out more territory for Israel.

  67. SONGBIRD is a COWARD and a TRAITOR he is “NO” national HERO to the Veteran’s of the Vietnam era!

  68. Mccain should be arrested for being an enemy of the people(military). He was a POW and had a medal of honor bestowed on him, bullshit, he needs to give it back. If anything is cut, it needs to be their salary’s, their’s and the house of Rep., also the welfare, medical for welfare types and their is a bunch of B/S programs in this country that could be done away with and save a ton of money. These aliens need to be shipped out and back to sandniggerland. and the mex’s need to be put back across the border. That brown clown has ruined this country, and the people that put him in office need to be shipped out to his country of orign, was that Kenya, maybe.

  69. Just what I suspected. He is the biggest reason Obama is in WH.

  70. Don’t tell me this is a surprise.

  71. Tom Werner Jr. | October 28, 2015 at 10:26 am | Reply

    Put him on the POS list as well. Oh that’s right. He already is.

  72. William Duncan | October 31, 2015 at 2:07 am | Reply

    Its way past time for mccain to go, like ten years ago !!!!

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