Wes Clark Criticizes McCain's Military Experience

Posted: Jun 30, 2008 8:55 AM
Carol noted this here already, but I think it is worth repeating.  Yesterday, Wes Clark had this to say about John McCain: 

Gen. Clark:  "But he hasn't held executive responsibility. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded? It 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 this publicly?' He hasn't made those points Bob." (CBS' "Face The Nation," 6/29/08)

CBS' Bob Schieffer: "Well, General, could I just interrupt you. I have to say, Barack Obama has not had any of those experiences either nor has he ridden in a fighter plane and gotten shot down."

Gen. Clark:
"Well, I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be President." (CBS' "Face The Nation," 6/29/08)
All I can say is that if John McCain's military experience isn't sufficient to qualify him to be Commander-in-Chief, I hardly think being a "community organizer" in Chicago is the proper training grounds ...

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