While I was surfing the web today I came across this article and thought it was of interest:
Oct. 23-SANFORD -- Retired four-star Gen. Wesley Clark, who once commanded all of NATO's forces in Europe, used a downtown coffee shop Wednesday as his theater for political combat.
Clark, stumping for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, said this election season has shown him just how divided the nation is.
This is interesting as Obama threw Clark under the bus back in June:
Besides Obama's personal remarks disdaining criticism of McCain's military service, the campaign's spokesman, Bill Burton said, "Sen. Obama honors and respects Sen. McCain's service, and of course he rejects yesterday's statement by Gen. Clark."
Makes you wonder who else might find their way back out from underneath the bus?
In case you forgot, here is what Clark said that got him sent packing to begin with:
"In the matters of national security policy making, it's a matter of understanding risk," Clark said "It's a matter of gauging your opponents, and it's a matter of being held accountable. John McCain's never done any of that in his official positions. I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and 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," Clark said. "That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded -- that wasn't a wartime squadron."
cross posted: The TrueSoldier RantsPosted by TrueSoldier at October 26, 2008 05:24 AM | Email This