For a candidate that claims to be pro-veteran, John McCain sure seems to be doing a good job of pissing them off.
Paul Riekhoff, director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, whom already has McCain rated “D” for his voting record on issues related to it members, is slamming the GOP Presidential nominee for completely ignoring Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans during his acceptance speech at the RNC. For some reason he thinks McCain should have done more than show a picture of Walter Reed, that would be the middle school not the hospital, as a backdrop during his speech.
RIECKHOFF: I think honestly that backdrop, whether it was Walter Reed medical center or Walter Reed middle school — that’s about as close as Sen. McCain got to veterans issues last night. He didn’t mention the word veteran once during his entire speech, didn’t talk about post-traumatic stress disorder, didn’t talk about veterans funding. I think he really forgot where he came from last night.
At least McCain can’t be accused of being inconsistent. He ignores all veterans equally except for the one POW who somehow managed to learn how to be President in the Hanoi Hilton which he discusses all the time.