Tuesday, July 01, 2008

As If I Needed Another Reason........

So, let's see...........In the eyes of retired (fired) General Weasely Clark, John McCain's service to his country in war and in peace do not mean he will necessarily make a good POTUS or a bad one. So my interpretation of that is Clark feels McCain's service is irrelevant.

Further, John McCain's sacrifice and suffering as a prisoner of war doesn't stack up against Obama's "good judgement" (you know, the kind of judgement Obama showed when he sat in Rev. Wright's church, accepted Tony Rezko's money & influence and the endorsement of the Weather Underground, *that* judgement).

So..........what would the esteemed (cough, gag) General have to say about John Kerry military service (you know the service in the magic hat where he spent Christmas in Cambodia at Nixon's behest)

"John Kerry has lived the values of service and sacrifice. In the Navy, as a prosecutor, as a senator. He proved his physical courage under fire. He's proved his moral courage, too. John Kerry fought a war and came home to fight for peace - his combination of physical courage and moral values is my definition of what we need in a Commander-in-Chief.

.....John Kerry is a man who - in times of war - can lead as a warrior, and who - in times of peace - will heed the call of scripture to beat swords into plowshares. John Kerry will lead America with strength and wisdom. He has the will to fight, and the moral courage born in battle to pursue and secure a strong peace.

Under John Kerry we will attack and destroy the terrorist threat to America. He'll join the pantheon of great wartime Democrats.
John Kerry knows that the power of America is our values and ideals.

John Kerry knows that our soldiers embody the best of America's values: Service. Sacrifice. Courage. Compassion.
They're serving to build something greater than themselves. They're serving to build something worth fighting for. They're serving to build something worth dying for. They are a company of heroes.

Choose a leader whose physical courage, moral values and sound judgment will - with the grace of God and our determined commitment - strengthen our country, protect our liberty, renew our spirit and secure a future for our children that is worthy of our heritage.
Make John Kerry the next president of the United States.

That was Clark addressing the Democratic National Convention July 29, 2004.

So.......let me see if I get this -

John Kerry accidently ends up in Vietnam after volunteering for brown water, spends a few months filming himself for future political campaigns, gets a few minor injuries, collects some medals and he "is a man who - in times of war - can lead as a warrior"?????????

But John McCain devotes his life to the service of his country, in the military, in the Congress and CAN'T RAISE HIS ARMS ABOVE HIS FUCKING HEAD!!!!!!!!! but his judgement doesn't compare to Obama's.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

I'm not a doctor but I'll step out on a limb and diagnose Clark with dementia.


Galrahn said...

It has been an odd week for politics. The thing is, Clark is not doing his guy Obama any favors, only discrediting his own reputation.

It makes sense though that he would do this, because it has hidden the fact that Obama gave a speech on Patriotism, leading to very little real thought to that end.

Think about it, a presidential candidate feeling the need to give a speech to prove he has patriotism in his heart is like the Pope feeling the need to give a speech to prove he believes in God.

BillT said...

Weasely Clark?

I think I love you...

BostonMaggie said...

G - Yeah, odd wasn't the word I was going for - heartburn and headache inducing fits better for me.

Chief - You think? You think you love me?


BillT said...

...even more.

[darn twitchy posting thumb]

BostonMaggie said...


*dabs eyes with tissue*

I guess.

It's a good thing I have all those Sailors to look forward to this weekend.

BillT said...

Aaaaand this weekend is different from any other weekend...how?

BostonMaggie said...

I just flashed back to "The Tonight Show" and Carson. You needed a rim shot from the band on that one, huh?

This weekend I am attending the USS Constitution's Sunset Parade. Afterwards the CO has graciously invited me to his party (ok, I whined and begged and he relented - but at least it's not outright crashing!).

BillT said...

Hah! They found out you got McC to get real!

BillT said...

I just flashed back to "The Tonight Show"...

At least you've stopped mooning over it...