Correct. As far as I am concerned military officer John McCain demonstrated sufficient personal bravery in the face of torture to be deserving the designation of heroic -- which is NOT the same thing as being a hero. But that was for the Vietnam era and not for his tenure as a politician. The only reason I approve of a military background in regards to a political career is that a certain amount of personal discipline and understanding of vital military issues should result as sort of a slop-over effect. But it's hardly a vital consideration.