Recently, Clark, an Obama adviser, came down critically on Senator McCain's record of service stating,
"I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president."
"McCain's service as a prisoner made him 'a hero'."
First, I must say that if serving this country by putting your life on the line doesn't qualify you to be president, then there's no f***** way that serving in the Senate for barely a year and making a speech at the DNC several years back makes you qualified. What the hell planet is Clark living on?
Moreover, pejoratively labeling McCain 'a hero' for the character he showed during his years in a Viet Cong prisoner of war camp make me sick. To give you an idea of what McCain went through for his country, here's a brief history.
In March 1968 (OBAMA WAS 7 AT THE TIME), McCain was put into solitary confinement where he would remain for two year.
In mid-1968, McCain's father was named commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater, and McCain was offered early release. The North Vietnamese wanted to appear merciful for propaganda purposes, and also wanted to show other POWs that elites like McCain were willing to be treated preferentially. McCain turned down the offer of repatriation; he would only accept the offer if every man taken in before him was released as well.
In August of 1968, a program of severe torture began on McCain. McCain was subjected to repeated beatings and rope bindings, at the same time as he was suffering from dysentery (Obama was still playing on the playground and had not yet begun his cocaine addiction). His injuries left him permanently incapable of raising his arms above his head. He subsequently received two to three beatings per week because of his continued refusal to sign additional statements.Now I'm not sure what the hell kind of character Obama has shown. To date, he's been friends with convicted terrorists, political machines, went to a church that preached white-hate, and is willing to do anything or bend and break any of his values for political gain.
General Clark, WTF, sir??