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Friday, March 21, 2008

Another General Opens His Mouth – Reveals Stunning Ignorance

What is it with these retired generals? Recently I discussed comments that Gen. Wesley Clark made about McCain not having the right kind of experience. Now, former Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen Merrill “Tony” McPeak, co-chair of Obama’s campaign, has equated Bill Clinton to Senator Joseph McCarthy.

First of all, I am NO Clinton lover. Neither of them. And I love the chaos that is going in the Democrat Party right now. If you are looking closely enough you are seeing what these people really are.

Apparently McPeak was disappointed (that’s double-speak for being pissed) with remarks Bill Clinton made in Charlotte, NC today while campaigning for the Hill.

"I think it would be a great thing if we had an election year where you had two people who loved this country and were devoted to the interest of this country," Clinton said. "And people could actually ask themselves who is right on these issues, instead of all this other stuff that always seems to intrude itself on our politics."

McPeak learned of the remarks while at an Obama rally in Salem, Ore. Afterward, he called Clinton's statement horrible and compared it to McCarthy, the Republican senator from Wisconsin who held hearings on suspected Communist sympathizers in the 1950s.

"It sounds more like McCarthy," McPeak said. "I grew up, I was going to college when Joe McCarthy was accusing good Americans of being traitors, so I've had enough of it."

Of course, the Clinton campaign ridiculed the comparison. This may be the first time I have agreed with anything Hillary’s campaign has said.

"To liken these comments to McCarthyism is absurd," Clinton spokesman Phil Singer said. He said McPeak was "clearly misinterpreting" the remarks and suggested that might be an intentional effort to divert attention from a recent controversy involving controversial statements by Obama's former pastor.

Singer may have something there. This pastor issue is not going away soon and I don’t Obama can do enough to put it behind him because he blew the one chance to address it.

My real issue here is with McPeak. For a man that was in college during the evil McCarthy crusade against communism he should be able to distinguish what McCarthy did and said from what Bill Clinton said in his remarks.

McCarthy was on a campaign to prove that there were communists that had infiltrated the highest levels of the U.S. government. The Dems cried fascism and in typical Democrat manner went about destroying McCarthy’s name. He may have been more vilified by the Democrats than Hitler. He seems to have been more hated.

But in 1995 the U.S. government released a set of Soviet cables that had been decoded during the Cold War in a top secret program known as the Venona Project. The cables proved that McCarthy was RIGHT!

Liberals had waged almost a 50 year war of lies and disinformation about McCarthy and his charges. But now we know that McCarthy was right. There were communists in the highest levels of the government and the Democrats and liberals knew it (at least the ones that seemed to be the most outraged at the time).

Or maybe that is why McPeak is crying so loudly. Maybe Bill Clinton was right about Obama’s loyalty, if that is what he was insinuating.

History has proved McCarthy was right. If Bill Clinton was referring to Obama’s patriotism will he be proven right to? Will McPeak’s comparison be prescient?


Miss Lewinsky
1.25 parts vodka

1 part Lime/Citron liqeuer

1 dash Angostura Bitter

Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker until very cold. Strain into a cocktail glass. Enjoy with a moist cigar.


Larry said...

Probly couldn't find a way to work "Hitler" into the conversation. I think it's partly a matter of dumbing thigs down by using a recognizable name in comparisons, partly political correctness- you can't say in a public forum "This is bullshit and Bill Clinton is a sack of shit."

A-6Dude said...

Larry, great minds. In my first draft I actually made a similar comment but wanted to shorten my post so I could go to bed.

Chuck said...

I saw a blurb on the news about this and they showed a picture of Eugene McCarthy not Joe. Interesting how the liberal press can't get it's facts straight on anything.

As for Obama, I have said he shit in his hat with his speech on race and it appears I was right. Obama's preacher and Obama have shown people what really goes on and a lot of people don't like it. Nice to your face and deadly behind your back.


Chad said...

What scares me is people like McPeak and Wesley Clark make it to General and CoSAF or NATO.

I always tried to be a good soldier / sailor but I wouldn't follow these two to the bar much less in combat.

William Stout said...

Good post and you are right on target about McPeak. I don’t have any regard for Bill Clinton either, but McPeak’s political maneuvering was just beyond belief.