Unfortunately, John McCain is very real.
But McCain’s history, and the history of events around him, are full of myths.
Back in 1999, Justin Raimondo wrote an excellent piece about many of those myths.
This month’s issue of The American Conservative magazine is revisiting John McCain’s relationship to an almost-forgotten American historical controversy: was the story of the left-behind POWs truly a myth, or was there a lot more to it. And did John McCain help to cover up the truth? Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Sydney Schanberg says that he did.
Schanberg presents an expanded version of his 2008 report on the cover-up, as well as a new article on his fight to report the truth. The articles are accompanied by commentaries on Schanberg’s report by Alexander Cockburn, Andrew Bacevich, Gareth Porter, Peter Richardson, John LeBoutillier, and Ron Unz.
Today, Antiwar.com presents these articles for our readers.