Clark's comments are right on:
John McCain is running his campaign on his experience and how his experience would benefit him and our nation as President. That experience shows courage and commitment to our country - but it doesn't include executive experience wrestling with national policy or go-to-war decisions. And in this area his judgment has been flawed - he not only supported going into a war we didn't have to fight in Iraq, but has time and again undervalued other, non-military elements of national power that must be used effectively to protect America But as an American and former military officer I will not back down if I believe someone doesn't have sound judgment when it comes to our nation's most critical issues.
The real story is how the news media can spin this as a controversial statement. We hire presidents because they have a good plan for the country--not for their ability to get shot down. There's a good reason for the fact that we give war heroes medals instead of political positions.