Sound and Fury

Can someone explain to me how Gen. Wesley Clark saying that McCain’s military experience isn’t neccessarily a qualification to be president is “attacking McCain’s war record”?

Clark points out that McCain’s 40-year-old military experience (getting shot down in a fighter plane) doesn’t translate into any experience of executive responsibility during wartime. He points out, in response to a direct question, that McCain’s sole command was of a peacetime training squadron. He goes out of his way to say “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.”

But says that the heroism doesn’t neccessarily translate into a presidential qualification.

That’s an attack?

That’s “demeaning”, “belittling”, “swift-boating” or any number of the other things I’ve heard from various media outlets today?

What the fuck?

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