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Paul J. Prewitt, Bellevue

Omaha World Herald – PUBLIC PULSE – June 17, 2008

He’s presidential

In response to Sen. Ernie Chambers’ letter, the fact that John McCain flew fighter aircraft over enemy airspace against a foreign army in a time of ware makes him a hero by itself. The fact that he was shot down in defense of this nation further qualifies him as a hero.

I’m sure McCain would agree that five-plus years in a POW camp does not quality a person for president. It does illustrate, however, that a person has the courage and intestinal fortitude to stand up to oppression in the face of danger. I’m sure we all agree these would be good qualities for a president.

Perhaps either his years of legal training or his lack of military service has limited the ability of Sen. Chambers to analyze the facts and make an informed, intelligent decision.

Paul J. Prewitt, Bellevue

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