And then McCain told a rather moving story about his time as a P.O.W. "When I was first interrogated and really had to give some information because of the pressures, physical pressures on me, I named the starting lineup, defensive line of the Pittsburgh Steelers as my squadron mates."
That was today and this is then:
In McCain's best-selling 1999 memoir “Faith of My Fathers,” McCain writes:There certainly is the fact that then he wasn't in Pittsburg and today he was. Ummmm...to be sure the story is from nearly 40 years ago and memory in an old man can be slippery or maybe...what?
“Once my condition had stabilized, my interrogators resumed their work. Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I did not cooperate. Eventually, I gave them my ship’s name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant. Pressed for more useful information, I gave the names of the Green Bay Packers offensive line, and said they were members of my squadron.
Note that McCain is a war hero, OK, and...