I had no idea....
Saving A Child
Gateway Pundit deserves credit for shining fresh light on this story. In his Berlin speech Obama uttered the following lines-
Now the world will watch and remember what we do here – what we do with this moment. Will we extend our hand to the people in the forgotten corners of this world who yearn for lives marked by dignity and opportunity; by security and justice? Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty, shelter the refugee in Chad, and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time?
What he, and I'm sure a great deal of Americans too, might not be aware of is that John McCain and his wife, Cindy, have already done so- by adopting a child from Bangladesh and raising her in America as their own.
(I)n 1991 Cindy McCain was visiting Mother Teresa's orphanage in Bangladesh when a dying infant was thrust into her hands. The orphanage could not provide the medical care needed to save her life, so Mrs. McCain brought the child home to America with her. She was met at the airport by her husband, who asked what all this was about. Mrs. McCain replied that the child desperately needed surgery and years of rehabilitation. "I hope she can stay with us," she told her husband. Mr. McCain agreed. Today that child is their teenage daughter Bridget. ...(T)here was a second infant Mrs. McCain brought back. She ended up being adopted by a young McCain aide and his wife.