Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Manchurian Supporter

Is Wesley Clark so divorced from reality that he doesn't realise that his comments on John McCain reflect on the candidate he supposedly supports too- or is he some kind of Rovian plant in the Obama organisation, sent to highlight Barack's complete lack of experience?

I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands of 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. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded wasn’t a wartime squadron. He hasn’t been there and ordered the bombs to fall. He hasn’t seen what it’s like when diplomats come in and say, `I don’t know whether we’re going to be able to get this point through or not. Do you want to take the risk? What about your reputation? How do we handle it publicly?


John McCain is running his campaign on his experience and how his experience would benefit him and our nation as President. That experience shows courage and commitment to our country - but it doesn’t include executive experience wrestling with national policy or go-to-war decisions.

He is, of course, silent about the astonishing executive and war time experience Barack Obama possesses which would make this criticism of John McCain valid.

Genius, Karl, genius.

PS - I thought AP over at Hot Air was joking but, no, it's true- Barack Obama does actually have the audacity to claim that a holiday he took in Pakistan back in 1981 when he was twenty years old is sufficient foreign policy experience to give him the edge in the campaign to be President of the United States of America.

“Foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident that I know more and understand the world better than Senator Clinton and Senator McCain,” he said in his remarks in San Francisco.

Wow. I don't know what's worse- that he has the gall to come out with nonsense like this or that the audience didn't erupt into howls of derisive laughter when he said it.

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