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What it takes to be Commander-in-Chief
Posted by: McQ on Monday, March 03, 2008

Jon touched on what Wesley Clark finds as inadequate experience to be Commander-in-Chief. Unsurprisingly, the person who best fits that description happens to be John McCain.

However, here's what Clark finds to be a perfect resume for taking over as CiC (at least for this presidential go-round):
Mr. Clark said her seven years of Senate experience and her travels to 80 countries as first lady give her a leg up on the competition. "I think she's the most experienced and capable person in the race, not only for representing America abroad, but for dealing with the tough issues of national security," he said.
Hmmm ... so attending funerals and hanging out with the wives of other world leaders plus a few years in the Senate does it for Clark.

Frankly, I find the qualifications Gloria Steinem's outlined to be much more compelling [/sarcasm]:
And she claimed that if Clinton’s experience as First Lady were taken seriously in relation to her White House bid, people might “finally admit that, say, being a secretary is the best way to learn your boss’s job and take it over.”
A secretary? From a "feminist" no less.

Are these people getting desperate or what?
 
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Wesley Clark will salute anybody if it will give him a soapbox on which to stand. Clark was a political hack in uniform and it is no surprise to find him one in civilian life. I wonder if Clark is hoping for an appointment as Secratary of the Army or even DOD for his patronage?
 
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This would be the same Wesley Clark who wanted to seize an airfield to prevent the Russians from landing troops during our intervention with Serbia? There’s a guy whose judgement I wouldn’t question.

I’d disregard it completely.

 
Written By: MarkD
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This would be the same Wesley Clark who wanted to seize an airfield to prevent the Russians from landing troops during our intervention with Serbia? There’s a guy whose judgement I wouldn’t question.

I’d disregard it completely.
Yeah, it’s funny how so many Democrats really love this guy (at least in my personal experience).

With that kinda decision making, how can you even consider him? Then again, for 2008 the Dems have the guy who thinks we should attack Pakistan and the woman behind Hillarycare 1992 as frontrunners . . .

And the Repub frontrunner was a key supporter of the surge . . .
 
Written By: Don
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And she claimed that if Clinton’s experience as First Lady were taken seriously in relation to her White House bid, people might "finally admit that, say, being a secretary is the best way to learn your boss’s job and take it over.
I made the point that an executive assitant would have greater experience knowing how to be President than a First Lady, and we aren’t rushing out to find EA’s to vote for.

My point was not well receieved by folks that think time in the WH is the same as executive experience.

Theoretically, Monica Lewinsky... oh, never mind
 
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Let’s get it straight ..
When the Russians took control of Pristina airport before NATO troops, Clark, at the behest of NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana, ordered 500 British and French paratroopers to take it away from them. Thankfully, his order was disregarded by British Gen. Sir Mike Jackson, who told Clark: ’I’m not going to start the Third World War for you.’
 
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hanging out with the wives of other world leaders
wifenet could be beneficial. " Hey Sally it’s Hillary POTUS, we met last year at that fund raiser at your mansion. Listen i don’t really like the stance your husband is taking on the xyz issue could you persuade him to change his stance?"
 
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Wesley Clark’s perspective is as a politician. His combat experience consisted of one month as a company commander in Vietnam and as NATO CINC an aborted attack on Pristina Airport occupied by Russians that some think could have started WWIII. Ike, he is not.

He was a White House fellow during the Carter Administration and considered himself above the normal military chain of command. His command at Ft. Hood and his assignment to NATO were political. In Kosovo he angered both the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of Defense. General Shelton forced him to retire and had real problems with Clark’s loyalty.

Consider what Eisenhower did. He commanded a force of 100 divisions (4,100,000 men) planned and executed the largest amphibious landing in history, liberated Europe and defeated NAZI Germany. Even that was not preparation to be President on day one.

McCain flew and fought in Vietnam. After a month of flying into the most heavily defended airspace on earth, he was hit by a 33’ Soviet missile. He ejected, was wounded, captured and spent five and a half years in Hanoi cell. His wounds were not treated.

When you watch John move his arms, remember that North Vietnamese guards tied his wrists behind him, using them to hoist him off the ground until his shoulders dislocated. Suspended for hours, they beat him with truck fan belts. In spite of this torture, he refused an offer of early release, instead remaining until the POWs were repatriated in the order captured.

Returning to the Navy, he got back on flying status and retired as a O-6.

In the Senate, McCain has been on Senate Armed Services Committee, campaigning against wasteful and unwanted pork. It is worth remembering Wesley Clark’s prior condemnation of Petraeus’ plan, a successful strategy supported by McCain. John’s not Ike either, but at least he’s not Wesley, Hillary or Barack.
 
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