Wesley Clark’s Hypocrisy

One would think that the Democratic Party would have locked Wesley Clark away somewhere after his infamous “New York Money People” remark last year. But he was on the Face the Nation yesterday morning, where he said the following about John McCain:

“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,” Clark said.

I’m not sure where Clark gets the idea that McCain is running primarily on his Vietnam experience (hmm, which recent presidential candidate did that?). But do the Democrats really want to make “experience,” of any sort, an issue in this election? Barack Obama, after all, has very little experience doing much of anything resembling “executive” capacity, unless you count “community organizing,” whatever that is. And doesn’t Clark see the hypocrisy in this smear? His own presidential campaign in 2004 was based entirely on his military career, as he had no political experience whatsoever (as compared to McCain’s over two decades in the House and Senate).

It’s also curious that Clark, of all people, would question anything regarding John McCain’s war record. Say what you will about McCain. At least the guy didn’t nearly start the “Third World War.”