"I know he's trying to get traction by seeking to play to what he
thinks is his strong suit of national security," [General Wesley] Clark said of
McCain while speaking from his office in Little Rock, Arkansas. "The truth is
that, in national security terms, he's largely untested
and untried. He's never been responsible for policy formulation.
He's never had leadership in a crisis, or in anything larger than his own
element on an aircraft carrier or [in managing] his own congressional staff.
It's not clear that this is going to be the strong suit that he thinks it
Resume aside, though, Clark also took issue with the Arizona
Republican's instincts on national security. "McCain's weakness is that he's
always been for the use of force, force and more force. In my experience, the
only time to use force is as a last resort. ... When he talks about throwing
Russia out of the G8 and makes ditties about bombing Iran, he betrays a
disrespect for the office of the presidency."
McCain is running an ad in Wisconsin this week saying that, "Only a fool or a fraud talks about war tough or romantically." Which is the Senator?