It’s an old post (from 2010) but this isn’t the sort of information that loses relevance: John McCain is a snake and doesn’t deserve the cred he gets as a “war hero” and POW.
John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.
The article’s kind of long but it’s worth reading the whole thing. The fact that media won’t touch this when they usually will grab at anything bad about a Republican is very interesting.