Tran Trong Duyet is hardly someone with a great deal of credibility: he is the former head of the notorious Hoa Lo prison — better known as the Hanoi Hilton. While Duyet has come out for McCain, he has accused him of lying about the torture that he endured. Now, all he needs is a 527 designation and we will be set for November with new Swift Junk ads out of Hanoi.
McCain has written about his brutal treatment at the prison — a record that has rightly made him a hero with everyone except Gloria Steinem.
However, Duyet ( who is now an amateur ballroom dancer) says that it is all lies. He insists:
“But I can confirm to you that we never tortured him. We never tortured any prisoners. . . . He did not tell the truth . . . But I can somehow sympathise with him. He lies to American voters in order to get their support for his presidential election.”
I guess being a notorious torturer makes it a bit difficult to get partners for the ballroom competitions. I hear his Tango is a real killer.
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