Manufactured Outrage of the Day

Wes Clark:

“In the matters of national security policy making, it’s a matter of understanding risk, 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. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded — that wasn’t a wartime squadron.”

“Well, I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president.”

What did Clark say that was objectively false?



5 responses to “Manufactured Outrage of the Day

  1. Ugh. Can we just have the election already? Obama/Clark 08?

  2. I agree. This get all of the attention while the guy that refused to testify because “al-quaeda watches c-span” gets a free pass.

  3. Laura- nahh! This is way too much fun, though not as good as the race against Hillary.

    It’s like the Clinton and Obama show just created spinoff called the McCain and Obama show.

    Sadly, most spinoffs are not nearly as much fun to watch as the original.

  4. Terrant? McCain said that?

  5. David Addington – who manages against all odds to give lawyers a bad name – said the thing about CSPAN.

    As to Clark’s point, nothing he said is objectively false. Indeed, McCain himself frequently makes jokes about his getting shot down. I’ve heard him do it a number of times.

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