Obama staff: McCain had 'no idea the suffering the Vietnam War caused America' while he was a POW

WASHINGTON - Members of the Obama campaign staff say that John McCain's time as a POW captive during the Vietnam War left him "out of touch" with the pain and suffering Americans back home felt over the war.

"He has no idea what we went through," said high ranking Obama staffer Uday Hussein. "If Senator McCain had been at the peace rallies in San Francisco, he would have seen the fear and the anxiety on the tortured faces of the draft resisters, the flower children and the peace-niks.

"But John McCain doesn't understand that suffering because John McCain was over getting captured by the Vietnamese when his plane crashed in a lake near Hanoi," said Hussein.

"John McCain will never understand how tortured we were by the Vietnam war."