John McCain Dead

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Senator John McCain, former naval aviator, Vietnam POW and three decade US Senator has died of a brain tumour at the age of 81. A vociferous critic of Donald Trump and former Presidential candidate, it's expected that his funeral will be attended by everyone of import in D.C. - except President Trump.

Only seen in the deadpool thread; a man of this stature deserves his own thread.
 
#2
Not often (ever?) that I'd consider Sarah Palin eloquent, but she (or her 'ghost tweeter') certainly did a much better job than Tango Man. RIP Senator John McCain III.

Palin - 'Today we lost an American original. Sen. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. John never took the easy path in life - and through sacrifice and suffering he inspired others to serve something greater than self.'

Trump - 'My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!'

Tributes flow as John McCain dies
 
#4
A true American hero. RIP Sir. Let's see just how badly tango man handles this one.
 
#5
Truly one of a kind - RIP.

We'll never see the like of his Oven Chips again.
 
#6
I was an escort officer for him once when he visited Kandahar/Helmand and he was an excellent "guest". Down to earth, able to converse with the oiks on the ground and didn't want anything special.

RIP Senator.
 
#7
As was mentioned in the dead pool tread by @CaptainRidiculous , the best president America never had.

A man who always considered what needed to be said, then said it in the best possible way.
A man who served his country and his countrymen in many ways and by extension, the rest of the free world.
A man who put service before self.

RIP John McCain - I wish there were more leaders of your stature on both sides of the Atlantic.
 

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#8
Possibly the best president America never had. A genuine hero and from all I have seen a fine human being.
 
#9
Truly one of a kind - RIP.
Actually, his father was no slouch either. One of the carrier group admirals in the Pacific war. They were the first father and son to reach Admiral (four star) rank.

God bless them both.
 
#10
Possibly the best president America never had. A genuine hero and from all I have seen a fine human being.
Did he manage to persuade any American policy though? I take nothing from his service, a true hero, but I wonder if they listened to him?

I never followed his career so interested to listen to his influence in American Politics.
 
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I was an escort officer for him once when he visited Kandahar/Helmand and he was an excellent "guest". Down to earth, able to converse with the oiks on the ground and didn't want anything special.

RIP Senator.
I met him - albeit briefly - when he led a CONDEL to Naples in about 2002. My boss at the time, a former US Ambassador, had served with McCain prior to his capture in Vietnam and he hosted an informal reception for him. Although CONDELs were strictly an American affair, my boss was keen to stress the multinational presence at COMUSNAVEUR; an Italian officer and the charming head of the French mission attended the soirée. McCain impressed me more than most politicians that I have met in my subsequent career.
 

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Did he manage to persuade any American policy though? I take nothing from his service, a true hero, but I wonder if they listened to him?

I never followed his career so interested to listen to his influence in American Politics.
He seemed to put the country's needs first over party politics, something sadly lacking world wide these days.
 
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Did he manage to persuade any American policy though? I take nothing from his service, a true hero, but I wonder if they listened to him?

I never followed his career so interested to listen to his influence in American Politics.
I think his last post as a serving naval officer was liaison to Congress, where he helped make the case for a strong carrier force. As a politician he was involved in introducing laws to help the disabled.

A US contributor will hopefully be able to expand.

RIP.
 
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He was one of the strongest proponents of ousting Gaddafi, siding with Obama in bombing Syria (when he called his fellow Republicans traitors for having reservations about getting involved in another middle eastern intervention) and let's not forget how vocal he was about invading Iraq. He was a delusional warmonger and now the liberal media and some of the lefty fruit loops on here are praising him, something to do with his view on President Trump methinks.
 
#20
He was a war mongering cock that wanted to bomb Iran and start a nuclear war, forgive if I don't shed a tear.
So you thought linking to some propaganda smear would help get your point a cross. How's that going for you?

Honest criticisms are fair enough, spreading lies is despicable.
 

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