Recently Donald Trump caused yet another controversy by, essentially, ridiculing Senator John McCain for having been captured during the Vietnam conflict, serving 6 years as a POW. This has caused quite a controversy during the current Presidential campaign. As a Democrat, I do not feel bad that this hurts the Republican Party, and I would be tickled pink if Trump does a Perot on the Republicans. I have respect for McCain but not all of his political actions. But let it be clear, I am a veteran, My father was a highly decorated veteran (Silver star, two bronze stars, two purple hearts, and would be an ace except for the number of kills that were highly classified, no comment on that). During the Vietnam conflict my ex-wife taught school and had students whose fathers were POWs. I also knew some people who were. I was able to avoid conflict because I was in college and then was able to get into a reserve medical unit. I was not able to pay for a fake medical waiver. I am sure that the same sort of issue could be raised in any country, so non-Americans are welcomed to join in the discussion, this is an issue for all of us.