CBSNews.com is touting this like it’s something major. Read the headline:
Obama Gets Military Brass Backing In New Ad
You would think top military brass was coming in droves to support Obama.
In his latest ad running in Iowa, Democrat Barack Obama continues to combat the claim made by his rivals that heâ€™s too inexperienced to serve as president â€“ but instead of doing it in his own words, heâ€™s got some military brass speaking on his behalf.
The ad, titled â€œGulf,â€ features retired Air Force Gen. Merrill A. McPeak, who also served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1990-94 â€“ during the first Gulf War. He claims that Obamaâ€™s consistent opposition to the current Iraq war shows that the Illinois senator is fit to be president. â€œBarack Obama opposed this war in Iraq from the start, showing insight and courage others did not,â€ McPeak says. â€œAnd heâ€™s our best hope to restore our security and standing in todayâ€™s world. The old Washington hands have let us down. We need a new leader to lift America.â€
So, one (that’s 1) retired General thinks Obama is “our best hope to restore our security and standing in todayâ€™s world” because he opposed the Iraq war from the beginning. Somehow that doesn’t equate to “Military Brass Backing” in my opinion.
In case you’re wondering:
Count me underwhelmed.