Monday, June 30, 2008

This Is Rich: Clark attacks McCain's Service

I respect General Wesley Clark's service to the country and his leadership. I am just sorry he doesn't see fit to extend such sentiment himself.

John McCain is only the best qualified individual to run for the Presidency in a generation. General Clark is backing someone who has hardly any track record at all. Out of all of the reasons to attack McCain, his record of public and military service is the most foolhardy. What was Clark thinking? If we apply the same standard that he raises, he should have been supporting Huckabee or Richardson and be sitting the election out. He can not seriously discount McCain's relationship to leaders around the world, his command in the Navy because it wasn't during wartime, and his wartime service because he got shot down. He can not claim that a man who ran a large Navy squadron doesn't have enough executive experience, but claim a man who hadn't even run a vending machine does.

I haven't been too critical of Senator Obama's lack of experience even though it makes me uneasy because I feel that a leader can hire good administrators and advisers, but good administrators and advisers aren't hiring the leader. So I look for leadership qualities and vision, that has been the basis of my critique.

So excuse me if I go off on General Clark who demeaned the service of all of us who happened not to be a General. Senator McCain has been tested and tried like General Clark hasn't been. General Clark ran a bombing campaign from a desk and almost got us into the soup with both the Chinese and the Russians. Senator McCain was tested almost to inhuman lengths and stayed faithful to this Land. With all due respect General Clark, I think John McCain's strength of Character qualifies him.

With that settled, let's get back to those stubborn things called issues.

1 comment:

Danny Vice said...

Wesley Clark trips all over himself every time he says anything, and does nothing more than make his liberal cohorts look like the power lusting, lying, manipulative flip floppers that they are.

Last go around, Clark crowed endlessly about Kerry’s service, and how horrible it was that anyone would doubt Kerry’s integrity. He held Kerry up as a hero and ABSOLUTELY advertised his service as a reason why Kerry was fit to be commander in chief.

Now he flip flops right on his face - as he usually does.

Conservatives flip flop from time to time, but they don’t throw any vet under the bus unless that vet is out there denigrating our troops - like Kerry did.

They are two peas in a pod.

Clark is a disgrace to the uniform and it’s a tragedy our soldiers and vets had to listen to him denigrate their service in such a way.

He had NO reason to even bring the issue up other than to attack something honorable about another man.

What a truly stupid man he is.

Danny Vice