He's past PTSD. He's bat-shit psychotic. Think Curtis LeMay-crazy
He flew 23 'combat' missions over North Vietnam, mostly killing civilians and destroying civilian infrastructure (cuz that's mostly all there was there, then). He was bombing a power station when he got shot down, and then beaten the shit beat out of by the people he had until lately been earnestly trying to kill and maim from the anonymity of the clouds. By his own account, he was a dead man in the water. The Vietnamese people pulled him out. Then they beat the shit out of him. And you're a goddam liar if you believe you wouldn't have done the same.
McCancer is not a hero, though his behavior in captivity is in many ways admirable. But he's a still a dead-eyed, soulless, opportunistic, remorseless, mass/serial killer. He'd kill you--and your family, and your pets, and burn your house--as soon as look at you, and never blink, nor feel a twinge of regret.
And he's gonna be #44. I feel it in my bones--like the onset of winter darkness, except that there's no foreseeable spring.
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