The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Monday, June 30, 2008
Wesley Clark: Egomaniacal Idiot
The Political Page pretty much sums up my own thoughts about Clark; I especially loved the Geraghty quote (if you didn't click it above, the Geraghty article alone is worth the price of admission):
Gen. Wesley Clark’s remarks on CBS’s Face the Nation yesterday were less than helpful to Obama. In a silly misstep, Clark attempted to downplay McCain’s war record and supposed lack of executive experience without considering his own candidate’s thin resume.I hope Obama picks him--I really do...
Appearing Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Clark downplayed the plane crash that led to McCain’s captivity during the Vietnam War, and said the squadron McCain commanded “wasn’t a wartime squadron.”
“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,” Clark said.
Michelle Malkin thinks we should cross Clark’s name off Obama’s VP list.
If Gen. Wesley Clark had vice presidential aspirations, they went out the window yesterday when he opened his mouth and removed any lingering doubt about his idiocy.
Ed Morrissey points out a few things about Barack Obama:
In “the matter of national security policy making.” Barack Obama hasn’t ever done anything. In the matter of gauging your “opponents”, Obama wants to meet with them without preconditions despite having no national-security, military, or diplomatic experience. Barack Obama hasn’t been on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Barack Obama hasn’t had any executive experience. Barack Obama hasn’t commanded anything, in wartime or not. Barack Obama hasn’t dealt with diplomats in any capacity at all. Barack Obama hasn’t ordered the bombs to fall, although to be fair, he has associated himself with someone who has — William Ayers.
Jim Geraghty on Clark’s likeability among the military:
From one of my favorite articles, a profile of Clark: “Interviews with a wide variety of current and retired military officials reveal that Clark was disliked by only three groups: Those whom ranked above him in the chain of command whom he ignored, his peers at the same rank whom he lied to, and those serving beneath him whom he micromanaged. Other than that, everyone liked him.”