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The letter I just wrote to the Obama campaign

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) writes | more than 5 years ago

User Journal 3

Dear Sen. Obama,

I am writing to urge you to support, rather than distance yourself from, Gen. Wesley Clark and the criticisms he has recently made of Sen. McCain's qualifications and experience. Gen. Clark's remarks were absolutely accurate and contain an important truth that the American people need to understand in this election: surviving being held as a POW, and the rest of Sen. McCain's military service, does not qualify him to be President. No matter what he may have done as a pi

Dear Sen. Obama,

I am writing to urge you to support, rather than distance yourself from, Gen. Wesley Clark and the criticisms he has recently made of Sen. McCain's qualifications and experience. Gen. Clark's remarks were absolutely accurate and contain an important truth that the American people need to understand in this election: surviving being held as a POW, and the rest of Sen. McCain's military service, does not qualify him to be President. No matter what he may have done as a pilot, as a politician he has made the wrong choices over and over again on foreign and defense policy and on veterans' issues -- the very areas where his experience should be supposedly be most useful.

Gen. Clark spoke truth, and is courageously standing by his statements in the face of withering criticism. He would be a great choice for a Vice Presidential candidate for your campaign. At the very least, you should see the justice in his remarks and support conveying this message to voters.

As a veteran, a Democrat, and an American, I support both you and Gen. Clark in your continuing hard work to make America a country we can again be proud of. Please do not miss this opportunity to work together.

sincerely,

Daniel Dvorkin

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A number of other vets -- mostly much younger than me, and correspondingly blunter -- have some words to say here. To my fellow vets: please, go thou and write likewise.

3 comments

maybe better than powell (1)

zogger (617870) | more than 5 years ago | (#24020331)

I am not real sure on clark, but powell, no way, my lai, gulf war syndrome, spouting the non truthiness at the UN about iraq when he knew it was probably bogus, CFR action, all of that. Unacceptable. I think he is a NWO puppet. Just looks snazzy and talks well..most actors do, and politics is half acting, even the politics of rising in the military.

Oh well, I am still going to write in ron paul, and double ha kucinich if I can for vp. I guess you can write in anyone you want, although at the last minute I might just go for Barr with the L party. ain't decided all the way yet. Good luck with obama though! I always think it is fair to give any newly elected pres benefit of the doubt for a bit to see once when they have the power if they are decent or not, because the elections are just so artificially screwy it is almost impossible for them to be human.. Unfortunately, not many that I can remember have been worth much, and I have been paying pretty close attention since Ike. I liked aspects that this or that prez had, but can't say I really liked any of them completely, I guess jfk came the closest, carter next. JFK because he had the largest nads, deepest cranium, best vision and so on. Proly why he got whacked. The bush/clinton/bush years though, all negative, can't see a redeeming quality in any of them, and they have all contributed to the furthering of the police state and the complete rape of the economy by pushing globalization. That dot comn boom was illusory at best, throw people some paperwork bones while the real manufacturing and so on, that leads to wealth production, was sold for two cents on the dollar overseas, and all our critical infrastructure was just ignored. I blame both parties equally for that, too. Sold down de river by the millionaires and billionaires, like they really needed more money than that. Greed knows no bounds I guess..oh well, back to work, dozenaires have to work, keeps ya out of mischief, millionaires get some slack time and get into mischief.

Yup (1)

Scudsucker (17617) | more than 5 years ago | (#24039285)

Just like the Republicans in 2004, we can attack McCain's (perceived) strengths. Unlike the Republicans in 2004, we can do it honestly.

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