General Clark is on MSNBC standing his ground.
"This is about requirements to be president."
Goddamn, the Republicans and the McBushies are being cry-babies about this thing. General Clark didn't question Senator McCain's service, heroism or the veracity of the senator's record (like the Swift Boaters did to Senator Kerry -- one of those Swift Boaters is now part of the McCain campaign). He honored Senator McCain's service.
But you know, there are hundreds of thousands of military veterans and quite a few POWs -- not all of them are automatically presidential material. It has nothing to do with their service or their sacrifice -- it's just that the presidency requires certain other qualities beyond military experience. I thought that was obvious, but I suppose the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander is totally off base about the military.
UPDATE: General Clark... "I'm not backing away from anything I said." Good. This is a silly, made-up corporate media controversy.