Not unlike all of his various instances of selling out his values for a few extra barbecue kudos, Senator McCain exploited his POW experience last night for the sake of some melodramatic style points.
Of course, the high water mark was his 'cross in the sand' yarn...
...Which might be stolen from "The Gulag Archipelago" by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
Weird. Given all of his experiences in the Hanoi Hilton, why would he borrow a story from someone else? Oh. That's right. He's McCain -- he'll do or say anything to win an election.