“Cross in the Dirt” story stolen from Solzhenitsyn (updated X2)

“Cross in the Dirt” story stolen from Solzhenitsyn (updated X2)

Once again, the Straight Talk Express seems to have jumped the tracks and swerved through some switchbacks. This weekend, Mr. McCain told a gather of evangelican christians that when he was a prisoner of war, one of his guards drew crosses in the dirt to show he shared the American POW's Christian beliefs.  Unfortunately, it seems likely that McCain borrowed this story from a Russian autobiographer. So the story is true, it just happened in a Russian Gulag,not a Vietnam POW camp, and it happened to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, not to John McCain. McCain is a self proclaimed fan of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, however, so perhaps he was simply "sharing" that author's experiences. Kind of like Reagan did with his WWII bomber stories (taken not from real life, but from scripts of movies he appeared in). American's bought Reagans fake stories in the '80s, so it seems like McCain is hoping they'll buy his fake stories today. "Cross in the Dirt" story stolen from Solzhenitsyn (updated X2).
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