Tuesday, July 15, 2008

McCain Says He Knows How to Win Wars and Perform Skin Cancer Surgery!!!

I was eating a little breakfast and looking around the Internets just a few minutes ago and came across a headline on the Huffingtonpost that stated "McCain's Response to Obama's War Speech: I Know How To Win Wars." Like I previously stated, I was eating my breakfast, so I obviously avoided the link all together.

Then, about 5 minutes later I turned on the tube for the second part of my post-sleep/pre-work ritual, which is watching the "news" for a few minutes while my food digests..and there was McCain, and the first thing out of his mouth, on a "live" feed, was that exact headline I saw on Huff a few minutes earlier, and the added dimension of his poor delivery made it even worse. Yes, McCain could barley deliver the line. Bush has lowered the bar so to the point that McCain is often overlooked for being a horrific public speaker, but I digress.

But I wanted to focus on McCain and his knowledge of being a war commander. I don't see it in his biography. I was reminded of Gen. Wesley Clark's (who has commanded a war) comments a few weeks ago (the outraged so many for 48 hours) that were, in my opinion, very true:

In the matters of national security policy making, it's a matter of understanding risk," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "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," Clark said. "That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded — that wasn't a wartime squadron."

I couldn't agree more. How does being a prisoner of war enable one to lead a war? Were the Vietcong teaching him war strategy that 5+ years he was a prisoner? If my history books are correct, the U.S. lost that senseless war, and if they were teaching him how to win a war, he would have been taught by victorious military strategists.

Being a POW does not give on experience to build a war strategy, and this bullshit about Iraq and McCain's "surge" is ridiculous, (but more on that later). McCain has had a few skin cancer surgeries, and my heart goes out to him for that. But would you want him performing that surgery on you or a loved one? Is it transferable experience?

Hell, the Arizona Senator said he will get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice....But when he does, he will have to ask him for a loan, because our country will be completely broke by then. Maybe thats it, we will finally catch OBL because we will need to borrow money from the bastard.

Yawn, another day, another lie.


Anonymous said...

I heard he can walk on water too..wait, maybe that was Cheney. I always mix those guys up.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

You pointed out McCain/McBush's reality a while back. . . 20 hrs of combat, 30 medals and citations for valor.

Randal Graves said...

No, Cheney can walk on the bones of the dead. It's harder than you think.