What’s the beef? Wesley Clark is right about John McCain

I don’t get it.  General Wesley Clark did not say anything untrue or malicious about Republican Presidential nominee John McCain.  Here is what Clark said:

“In the matters of national security policy making, it’s a matter of understanding risk. It’s a matter of gauging your opponents and it’s a matter of being held accountable. John McCain’s never done any of that in his official positions. I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war. He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee and he has traveled all over the world, but he hasn’t held executive responsibility.”

But those aren’t the words that are causing such a commotion right now.  Clark also said, “Well, I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president.”

What’s the beef?  Clark is RIGHT about McCain! 

No doubt McCain is a war hero but does that necessarily make him presidential material?  No way!  We need to look at McCain’s record in the U.S. Senate to get a better picture as to what he might be like as a President.

In 2002, McCain voted for the Iraq War Resolution.  As one column put it, “when American lives were on the line in October 2002, McCain made the wrong call.”

Barack Obama on the other hand has not supported the Iraq War.  Why would he?  It is a stupid war that never should have started in the first place.  Bush and Cheney lied to us and now we are spending, by some accounts, over $14 BILLION a month in Iraq.  What a waste!

The fact is, everything else aside, Obama has been right about Iraq.  McCain has been wrong.  Why in the Hell would we want to put McCain in the White House given his awful record on Iraq?

Clark is right about McCain.  But not only is his war experience NOT of any use, it is apparent that McCain learned nothing from his years as a prisoner of war.  He is a war-monger and there is no questioning that.

Do we really need to put another nut case in the White House?  Eight years of Bush, Cheney and Rummy is enough!


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