There is growing concern among leading professionals in the medical community that Republican Senator John McCain may be suffering from dementia. They cite his recent attacks on U.N. ambassador Susan Rice as proof that the Senators mental capacity in declining quickly.
Sen. McCain has spent the last several weeks on a rampage attacking Susan Rice’s statements regarding the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left four U.S. citizens dead. The Senator’s irrational obsession with Rice and his growing rhetoric about a government conspiracy to cover-up the truth about Benghazi are sure signs of the on-set of dementia say doctors in the field.
“Obsession, irrational thoughts and paranoia are classic symptoms”, stated a doctor close to the McCain family. The doctor declined to be named in this report but is practice centers around brain function and geriatrics.
He went on to explain other symptoms that the Senator seems to be experiencing. “Trouble exercising judgment and difficulty planning or organizing are fairly common during the progression of the disease.”
McCain began rattling his saber demanding answers concerning Benghazi soon after the incident while it was still under investigation by intelligence agencies. Susan Rice’s statement to the press regarding Benghazi was information provided to her and approved by those same intelligence agencies.
As we now know, the intelligence community made the decision not to mention Al Qaeda in their report because they still had assets in the field supplying information. Tipping their hand and revealing they believed Al Qaeda factions may be involved would put those assets in danger. McCain having been a several term Senator and past Presidential candidate knows the sensitivity of such investigations yet still made the very poor decision to go on national television and offer his own opinions on the situation without any facts thus endangering the investigation and the lives of those intelligence assets.
He then went on ranting about his conspiracy theories during a press conference on Nov. 14. He demanded answers to his questions regarding his Benghazi questions. Here he shows his declining ability to plan or organize as there was a classified Senate Homeland Security briefing that the Senator was supposed to attend happening at the very time he scheduled his rant about not having answers.
Confusion is yet another symptom of dementia and McCain showed just how confused he was during a recent interview when he stated, “We knew in hours of all the details when we got bin Laden, they’re making a movie out of it, and [yet] here we are ten weeks later [after the Benghazi attack] finally our ambassador to the United Nations, who appeared on every national Sunday show is now saying that she gave false information concerning how this tragedy happened.”
Senator McCain is showing confusion on a very deep level with this statement. First, of course after ten weeks of investigation the information has changed and the initial statement proved false and had to be revised. But second, on a much more disturbing level, McCain cannot seem to tell the difference between the raid on bin Laden that was planned and carried out by U.S. special-forces with cameras to record all details of the event and an attack on a U.S. Embassy by foreign attackers. Of course we know all the details of the bin Laden operation – we planned it.
Finally, the most obvious sign that Senator McCain is suffering dementia is the memory loss. As he continues his relentless attacks on Susan Rice he seems to have forgotten entirely that eleven U.S. Embassies and Consulates were attacked during the Bush administration, killing 59 and injuring 90. Yet, at the time, McCain never condemned the active U.N. Ambassador.
If any further proof is needed of McCain’s descent into dementia, one need only look back four years to his Presidential campaign when he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. Surely no-one with a fully functioning brain would have made such a choice.