Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Senator McCain Visits Hanoi Hilton as a Free Man

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has come full circle - he had a chance to revisit Hoa Lo ("Hanoi Hilton") Prison, escorting Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

In 1993, the Vietnamese knocked down most of Hoa Lo and built an office and residential tower where the prison once stood. One wing remains (it has been turned into a museum), but McCain's old cell is no longer there.

The museum features a display of what is supposed to be McCain's former flight suit, but the senator said the boots didn't look like the ones he wore and his old name tag wasn't on it.

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