I'd like to quote the following in full, including the writers' name, from the Orange County (CA) Register regarding General Clark's statements about Senator John Mc Cain's leadership potentials. It is a superbly written piece:
Sunday, July 6, 2008
July 6: Gen. Clark's tainted record
Letters to the editor for Sunday, July 6, 2008
The Orange County Register
Resolve is an important quality in a president, a quality that John McCain possesses from his service to our country as a POW. Maybe, as Gen. Wesley Clark points out, riding in a jet and getting shot down does not qualify a person to be president. But the inner resolve to deal with the incredible torturous experience, and maintain one's composure for the five years after the "jet ride" sure does! That experience, resolve, inner calm and ability to meditate over issues is exactly what I want in the person taking the 3 a.m. call at the White House.
As for Clark's opinion, remember that under Clark the United States attacked the Balkans to deflect attention from the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Under Clark's NATO "leadership" the United States bombed the Chinese embassy by mistake, killing three Chinese journalists. Other air strikes he directed mistakenly damaged the Swiss, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian and Hungarian ambassadors' residences. Then Clark's forces bombed a civilian convoy by mistake, killing more than 70 ethnic Albanians, which Clark lied about. Ultimately, Bill Clinton fired him.
Because of his abject inexperience, Sen. Barack Obama surrounds himself with such ineptitude, making the choice for McCain a "no brainer."