Cyndi McCain took a microphone yesterday and compared her husband to the survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
Cindy McCain kicked off the meeting by describing her recent visit to Rwanda, saying that she was amazed by women there who have recovered from being raped during the nation’s genocidal war in the 1990s.
“These women are far stronger than I could even hope to be,” she said, adding that they reminded her of her husband, who was held in captivity in the Vietnam War. “He suffered and overcame what happened to him. My husband, like the Rwandan women are the essence of hope, the essence of strength and the essence of courage.”
OK, let me first say that I have no idea or ability to comprehend what happened to John McCain in the Hanoi Hilton.
That said, McCain was a prisoner of war, not a victim of genocide. To compare what he went through to what the Rwandan survivors went through is apples and oranges. Where does the analogy end? Is McCain like a Holocaust survivor? Is he like a black family in the south that survived Jim Crow?
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