The problem with the total brushing over of John McCain's time as a POW is that instead of a human life of extreme failure and redemption, that we all need to believe is possible, America is left with a two dimensional statesman/war hero... Soon to be a building or polished marble statue to stand alongside Washington.
Instead of a real story of a pampered rich kid failing to do his "duty" and graduating at the bottom of his class, failing to live up to societies expectations, failing his family and his country ..but through a second chance, that no average criminal is ever afforded in the USA, he was allowed to become a great contributing member of society. Is there a lesson here?
The real story of John McCain sounds like something from the Bhagavadgita or something but all we will be left with is a marble statue to touch and aspire to emulate.
Airbrushing history doesnt help us. I fear John McCain is destined to become a propaganda tool just like when he was a POW.