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.
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.