JOHN MCCAIN KNOWS HOW TO BE A MAVERICK BECAUSE HE'S NEVER BEEN A MAVERICK, AKA JOHN MCCAIN IS FULL OF SHIT
That's right, Johnny The Maverick knows how to win wars. He knows it like Josh Hamilton knows The Lord wants him to win Home Run Derbies. Like Pat Robertson knows when the next horrific natural disaster will hit. Like I know I know everything there is to know.
Let's review, shall we:
* John McCain was in the Navy. Ok, that's good. I assume that military service helps a fella know something about wars. Winning them, losing them, screwing them up, what have you.
* John McCain was captured and spent most of his time during the war in which he served as a prisoner-of-war. Now, let's make this clear. That sucks for John, and I'm not mocking him or blaming him for that. I've stayed in some bad places of lodging, including Motel 6, but the Hanoi Hilton musta' been pretty bad.
But getting captured and spending the duration of the war doesn't exactly make one an expert in winning, now does it?
* John McCain's service (in which he was a prisoner) came during the only war in American history that we flat-out lost.
(Current war(s) pending.)
Now maybe that's not fair either, but as John Adams is said to have said, facts are stubborn things.
So, to summarize: John McCain served in the military like 35 or 40 years ago, in a losing war, and he was captured and spent the entire war in a military prison. And these experiences give him omniscience into war-winning.
Glad to have that straightened out.