143 Days Versus 1,966 Days …Service That Matters
John McCain suffered as a POW longer than Barack Obama has been a senator.
In fact, John McCain was a Prisoner of War 13 times longer than Barack Obama was a US senator before he decided to run for President.
From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the US Senate.
In contrast, John McCain has 26 years in Congress, 22 years of military service, and 1,966 days in captivity as a POW in Hanoi, via Cheri Jacobus.
This puts things into perspective.
But, Obama was a community service organizer and he did go to church.
This week rare photos were published of the North Vietnamese cell where John McCain was kept after he was captured by the enemy during the Vietnam War.
Washington Whispers reported this breaking news:
John McCain’s Home While He Was a POW in Vietnam
These are never-before-seen last known photos of Sen. John McCain’s Hoa Lo prison cell, images that prove that even after being cleaned up for an American historical filmmaker, the terror of the Hanoi Hilton is real. Debra Watkins, who took the pictures and video in 1993 and 1994 before this and other areas of the century-old prison were destroyed, provided them to Whispers as part of a story that appears in the Washington Whispers column. Watkins did volumes of research before traveling to Hanoi, sparked by reports the government planned to rip down most of the facility. She was able to find McCain’s cell which she says is pictured in the above photos. The first shows an official opening the cell. You can clearly see old locks used presumably to hold leg irons and other torture implements on the inside. The second shot shows the inside of McCain’s cell and the leg iron contraption Watkins believes he was tortured with.
Hat Tip Bill Nelson