Today General Wesley Clark endorsed Cal Cunningham and his campaign to defeat Richard Burr.
Almost 4 years ago General Clark threw his support behind Jim Webb, catapulting a thoughtful veteran to a primary win and eventually a win over George Allen.
Everyone here knows who Wesley Clark is. You know about his 34 years of service, his multiple medals including 2 Bronze Stars, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and his Distinguished Service Awards. You know that the former Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO is a strong progressive who has worked hard to make our country a better place.
As General Clark points out, Cal would be the very first veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan elected to the U.S. Senate. Cal was awarded both the Bronze Star and the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for his service in Iraq prosecuting rogue contractors who were harming our mission in Iraq.
But that is not the only reason that General Clark is endorsing Cal:
Cal has seen war and understands it's time to "Conclude the Mission in Iraq. With Honor. Period."
Cal knows sexual orientation plays no role on the battlefield, and that it's time to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Cal knows first-hand why we must break our "destructive dependence on foreign oil from unfriendly regimes," and he recognizes that climate change poses a critical threat to our national security.
Cal will fight for veterans and honor their sacrifices.
As General Clark says, Cal would “bring a veteran’s unique perspective to policymaking in Washington.”
So please join General Clark in supporting a veteran who will stand up for what is right.