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Monday, June 30, 2008


Has retired general Wesley Clark, a liberal democrat considered as a possible running mate for Barack Obama, lost all sense? Interviewed Sunday by Bob Schieffer on CBS's Face the Nation, Clark said that John McCain was not qualified to be President. According to Clark, McCain "hasn't held executive responsibility, and he "hasn't been there and ordered the bombs to fall."

When Schieffer pointed out that "Barack Obama has not had any of those experiences either, nor has he ridden in a fighter plane and gotten shot down," Clark responded by saying, "Well, I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be President."

Clark follow that with this gem:
But Barack is not, he is not running on the fact that he has made these national security pronouncements. He's running on his other strengths. He's running on the strengths of character, on the strengths of his communication skills, on the strengths of his judgment.
Are you kidding me? I respect General Clark's military service. I respect his rank as a general. However, these comments are ludicrous!

John McCain, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, who commanded a U.S. Navy fighter squadron, who was shot down and held as a prisoner of war for five years, who was a U.S. Congressman for four years, who has been a U.S. Senator for 22 years, who is the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, is not qualified to be commander in chief because he "hasn't held executive responsibility"; however, Barack Obama, who served eight years in the Illinois state Senate and three years in the U.S. Senate, and whose executive responsibility consists of being a "community organizer" in Chicago, is qualified?

Get real General Clark! Obama is qualified because of his strengths of character, communication skills, and judgment? That's all it takes to be qualified to be President of the United States?

There are literally millions of Americans with great strength of character. If that's the qualification to be President, then my grandmother would have made a great President.

Communication skill? Adolph Hitler had communication skills second to none!

And what is this about Obama's "strengths of his judgment"? Do people with good judgment develop associations with people like Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Rev. Michael Pfleger? How about with people like Tony Rezko or William Ayers? What about with people like Rashid Khalidi? Is this the kind of good judgment you're talking about General?

A Barack Obama supporter questioning John McCain's qualifications to be President of the United States based on his military experience? They must be desperate!


Blogger Malott said...

Based on Obama's pedestrian accomplishments, "desperate" is to be expected.

Great post.

7:23 AM  
Blogger SkyePuppy said...

I was reading about this on another blog (can't remember which one now), with a lot of comments from people who have served with Gen. Clark, and not one of them had anything nice to say about him. The general concensus was that Wesley Clark is an incompetent, slimy weasel who nearly brought us to war with Russia when Clark was in charge of NATO troops, and it was the Brits who saved us from going to war. He's a fine one to talk about qualifications for the presidency, when he wouldn't know those qualifications if they kicked him in the face.

12:47 PM  

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