God %@#$ damnit!

So Wes Clark went on Face the Nation and aired again his criticism of the idea pushed forth by the McCain campaign that his military experience should be considered as a directly relevant qualification for the post of Commander-in-Chief. Via Digby:

CLARK: 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 — that 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 calls, Bob.
SCHIEFFER: Can I just interrupt you? I have to say, Barack Obama hasn’t had any of these experiences either, nor has he ridden in a fighter plane and gotten shot down.
CLARK: I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.

Now of course, Barack Obama doesn’t have a substantive claim to relevant Military experience, just like McCain doesn’t. But he isn’t basing his entire campaign on this premise, McCain is. And it should be made clear that his claim has no real basis. Thank you Wes Clark, for pointing out the obvious yet again when nobody dared (because let’s remember, one can never criticize the alleged military credentials of a Republican)!

Now, it comes out that the mothertruckin’ Obama campaign is making their nth+1 trademark spineless democrat move of the week. Remind everyone how Obama honors McCain’s service and in no way, shape or form, would he ever get his mind anywhere near such dirty, treasonous thoughts!!!!

What the fuck, Obama campaign? Seriously. What. The. Fuck. Grow some spine. Stop peddling the “hard on defense” Republican paradigms. What on earth are you thinking? WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?


Of course, the McCain campaign has already started spinning Clark’s statement into a “Clark totally dissed McCain’s service!!!!!!!”

Of course, Joe Klein is already reaching for the smelling salts. Damn wankers.

I’m gonna need an extra dose of Beatles.

I should’ve added: Click here to read about the clearly expected response by the Republicans and commentary on the sad, dissapointing, infuriating response by the Obama campaign and “serious people” in general. Bonus points for McCain using one of the Swift Boaters to attack and misrepresent Clark. Oh baby jesus, the effing gall of some people.


One Response

  1. Wes Clark on Face the Nation? I just threw up a little in my mouth.

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