Clark Finds a Home Among Obama Advisors (updated)

On Sunday, Wes Clark, who had been on Hillary Clinton's campaign list of advisers, seems to have adroitly switched sides to support Barack Obama and did so in a very maladroit way. He impugned the character of John McCain and his war-record on Meet The Press Sunday.

He insulted McCain by saying that  "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president."

But this is far from the first time Clark has insulted people in a very crude way.   Last year, for example, he engaged in conspiracy mongering by alluding to "New York money people" pushing America into a war against Iran
. In case anyone missed the import of his meaning , he clarified his remarks by absolving a part of the Jewish community. He said that the Jewish community was divided on Iran but then said there is so "much pressure being channeled from New York money people to the office seekers" that politicians may feel compelled to support war against Iran.

He will fit right in with the likes of  probable future foreign policy guru Samantha Power who inferred that criticism of Barack Obama comes down to "what is good for the Jews" and who warned about "domestic interest groups with vast financial power influencing foreign policy).
 

Also, Meriill "Tony"  McPeak,  the vice chair of Senator Obama's campaign and his chief military adviser who blamed problems in the Middle East on the influence of people who live in New York City and Miami whom no "politician wants to run against" and who exercise undue influence on foreign affairs in America. Then there's George Soros-an early fundraiser who can tap an empire of 527 groups to help Barack Obama and who has negative views of American lobbying groups that support the American-Israel relationship. And Zbigniew Brzezinski (a supporter of the Stephen Walt/ John Mearsheimer view of American Jews exercising undue influence in America - a view called "anti-Semitic" in the Washington Post and a host of others close to Barack Obama who have expressed anti-Israel opinions (Pastor Jeremiah Wright, among them).
Also lest we forget, Wes Clark, like so many closely associated with Barack Obama, has been a beneficiary of money from George Soros.  Right after receiving large chunk of change from Soros, Wes Clark again let loose a broadside against American support for Israel in its battle with Hezbollah, calling it "a serious mistake".  
He will find a comfortable home among Barack Obama's team of advisers.

Updated -- Ralph Alter adds:

Much talk revolves around Barack Obama’s lack of experience combined with his vacuous rhetorical flourishes.  He is often described as an “empty suit.” His acolytes aren’t much more inspiring.  

Among the least inspiring is retired General Wesley Clark.   Many would suggest that statement be amended to “forced into retirement” Wesley Clark.   He is a handsome and intelligent man, in an Oxford sort of way -- the kind of intelligence that is often combined with a  lack of common sense: in the phrase “book smart.”  He was severely wounded in Vietnam, and deserves respect for serving his country. But as a national leader he is inadequate.

Clark might pass as emincence grise for the Obama campaign were he not so enamored of the spotlight.  Clark seldom passes up the opportunity to speak in front of a camera, frequently to his detriment.

Is it any wonder the Clinton administration’s military record was so pitiful with men like Clark in command positions?  Some Eastern Europeans believe Clark to be a war criminal for his bombing of Serbian civilians during Clinton’s only serious military engagement during his two terms in office.   While Clark claims that Senator McCain “hasn’t been (in command position) and ordered the bombs to fall,”  any 3rd rate military commander can order the bombs to fall on civilian communities as Clark did in the Kosovo Conflict.

The Democrats remain hopelessly out of touch in matters military.  This tactic of enlisting embittered or failed ex-military men to spout their pacifistic or defeatist positions doesn’t resonate any further down the political spectrum than at the offices of Code Pink or the Daily Kos.  I suppose Democrat stategists believe that the average American, seeing a man in uniform spouting this poppycock will be more likely to believe it.  Or at least they will believe that the military is divided about its objectives.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

John Kerry's "reporting for duty" didn't fool anybody and the empty uniform that is Wesley Clark doesn't either.  Clark is the military equivalent of the Peter Principle: he rose in rank beyond his ability to perform his duties.   He was finally sent out to pasture where his bloviation does nothing more than add to the earth's supply of methane gas.
On Sunday, Wes Clark, who had been on Hillary Clinton's campaign list of advisers, seems to have adroitly switched sides to support Barack Obama and did so in a very maladroit way. He impugned the character of John McCain and his war-record on Meet The Press Sunday.

He insulted McCain by saying that  "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president."

But this is far from the first time Clark has insulted people in a very crude way.   Last year, for example, he engaged in conspiracy mongering by alluding to "New York money people" pushing America into a war against Iran
. In case anyone missed the import of his meaning , he clarified his remarks by absolving a part of the Jewish community. He said that the Jewish community was divided on Iran but then said there is so "much pressure being channeled from New York money people to the office seekers" that politicians may feel compelled to support war against Iran.

He will fit right in with the likes of  probable future foreign policy guru Samantha Power who inferred that criticism of Barack Obama comes down to "what is good for the Jews" and who warned about "domestic interest groups with vast financial power influencing foreign policy).
 

Also, Meriill "Tony"  McPeak,  the vice chair of Senator Obama's campaign and his chief military adviser who blamed problems in the Middle East on the influence of people who live in New York City and Miami whom no "politician wants to run against" and who exercise undue influence on foreign affairs in America. Then there's George Soros-an early fundraiser who can tap an empire of 527 groups to help Barack Obama and who has negative views of American lobbying groups that support the American-Israel relationship. And Zbigniew Brzezinski (a supporter of the Stephen Walt/ John Mearsheimer view of American Jews exercising undue influence in America - a view called "anti-Semitic" in the Washington Post and a host of others close to Barack Obama who have expressed anti-Israel opinions (Pastor Jeremiah Wright, among them).
Also lest we forget, Wes Clark, like so many closely associated with Barack Obama, has been a beneficiary of money from George Soros.  Right after receiving large chunk of change from Soros, Wes Clark again let loose a broadside against American support for Israel in its battle with Hezbollah, calling it "a serious mistake".  
He will find a comfortable home among Barack Obama's team of advisers.

Updated -- Ralph Alter adds:

Much talk revolves around Barack Obama’s lack of experience combined with his vacuous rhetorical flourishes.  He is often described as an “empty suit.” His acolytes aren’t much more inspiring.  

Among the least inspiring is retired General Wesley Clark.   Many would suggest that statement be amended to “forced into retirement” Wesley Clark.   He is a handsome and intelligent man, in an Oxford sort of way -- the kind of intelligence that is often combined with a  lack of common sense: in the phrase “book smart.”  He was severely wounded in Vietnam, and deserves respect for serving his country. But as a national leader he is inadequate.

Clark might pass as emincence grise for the Obama campaign were he not so enamored of the spotlight.  Clark seldom passes up the opportunity to speak in front of a camera, frequently to his detriment.

Is it any wonder the Clinton administration’s military record was so pitiful with men like Clark in command positions?  Some Eastern Europeans believe Clark to be a war criminal for his bombing of Serbian civilians during Clinton’s only serious military engagement during his two terms in office.   While Clark claims that Senator McCain “hasn’t been (in command position) and ordered the bombs to fall,”  any 3rd rate military commander can order the bombs to fall on civilian communities as Clark did in the Kosovo Conflict.

The Democrats remain hopelessly out of touch in matters military.  This tactic of enlisting embittered or failed ex-military men to spout their pacifistic or defeatist positions doesn’t resonate any further down the political spectrum than at the offices of Code Pink or the Daily Kos.  I suppose Democrat stategists believe that the average American, seeing a man in uniform spouting this poppycock will be more likely to believe it.  Or at least they will believe that the military is divided about its objectives.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

John Kerry's "reporting for duty" didn't fool anybody and the empty uniform that is Wesley Clark doesn't either.  Clark is the military equivalent of the Peter Principle: he rose in rank beyond his ability to perform his duties.   He was finally sent out to pasture where his bloviation does nothing more than add to the earth's supply of methane gas.