“The truth is that, in national security terms, [John McCain] is largely untested and untried. He’s never been responsible for policy formation. He’s never had leadership in a crisis, or in anything larger than his own element on an aircraft carrier or [in managing] his own congressional staff.
It’s not clear that this is going to be the strong suit that he thinks it is … McCain’s weakness is that he’s always been for the use of force, force, and more force. In my experience, the only time to use force is as a last resort ….
When he talks about throwing Russia out of the G8 and makes ditties about bombing Iran, he betrays a disrespect for the office of the presidency.” — Retired General Wesley Clark on John McCain