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For McCain, father's error holds lesson

Failure to fault policy on Vietnam shapes views

President Nixon met with Admiral John S .McCain during the time his son was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. President Nixon met with Admiral John S .McCain during the time his son was a prisoner of war in Vietnam. (Bettmann/Corbis)
By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / October 22, 2008

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WASHINGTON - On May 19, 1972, while John McCain was spending his fourth year as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, President Richard Nixon lashed out about McCain's father, Admiral John McCain. (Full article: 1606 words)

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