Hoekstra took the opportunity to blast Obama's Middle East Policy. Initially Hoekstra says he took a wait and see attitude to Obama's initiatives which seemed to emphasize freedom in the region with a tolerance of the more extreme aspects of religion. Later he came to realize Obama's policies simply replaced 25 years of stability and measured success with a failure to back our allies and a dangerous destabilization. All under the threat of a nuclear Iran.
In 1967 McCain's, aircraft carrier launched fighter jet, was shot down over North Vietnam. McCain spent five years (two in solitary confinement) in a grim prison it's inhabitants called the Hanoi Hilton. Because he was the son of an American Admiral, the North Vietnamese offered him, (probably for publicity purposes) an early release. McCain declined stating that U.S. Policy on early release was first in, first out. When the American involvement in the war ended and McClain was released he returned home with broken bones other injuries that had not healed properly during captivity.
If you are curious about the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain, the book Game Change is rather complete study and story. It suggests that McCain was a bit of a loner and happiest when he could fly a jet off a an aircraft carrier and go on a solo mission.
Last night as the crowd filed out of Republican Headquarters that very topic came up prompting one to remark that McClain seemed very presidential on the occasion of his visit to Oakland County.
After some thought another agreed and offered the following revision,.... Maybe Senator McCain just didn't like a room full of Starbucks fueled yuppies telling him what he had to do to to become President.