US Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday at the age of 81, was a member of the US military elite whose hawkish foreign policy positions led to the death of millions of people, says an American sociopolitical analyst.
The former US presidential candidate, Vietnam war veteran and prisoner of war had declared back in July 2017, that he had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor.
McCain represented the state of Arizona as a member of the Republican Party in both chambers of Congress for 35 years.
McCain was the son and grandson of US Navy admirals. He became a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. He was taken prisoner by north Vietnamese soldiers after being shot down during a bombing assault over Hanoi and held in captivity for nearly six years.
“Most people who are openly critical of John McCain on this day will be accused of dancing on the grave of the dead. Instead, let’s reflect on the lives of the…