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Wesley Clark Comments on Missing Explosives
Official Kerry-Edwards Blog ^ | 10/27/2004 | agitate

Posted on 10/27/2004 9:59:23 PM PDT by Agitate

General Clark on Bush's Missing Explosives

General Wesley Clark released the following statement today in response to President Bush's remarks today about the missing explosives in Iraq:

“Today George W. Bush made a very compelling and thoughtful argument for why he should not be reelected. In his own words, he told the American people that “…a political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your Commander in Chief.”

“President Bush couldn’t be more right. He jumped to conclusions about any connection between Saddam Hussein and 911. He jumped to conclusions about weapons of mass destruction. He jumped to conclusions about the mission being accomplished. He jumped to conclusions about how we had enough troops on the ground to win the peace. And because he jumped to conclusions, terrorists and insurgents in Iraq may very well have their hands on powerful explosives to attack our troops, we are stuck in Iraq without a plan to win the peace, and Americans are less safe both at home and abroad.”

“By doing all these things, he broke faith with our men and women in uniform. He has let them down. George W. Bush is unfit to be our Commander in Chief.”


Posted by DickBell on October 27, 2004 at 11:14 PM
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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alqaqaa; ammogate; bush; butcher; cbs; explosives; generalmcclellen; iraq; kerry; kookyclarke; nyt; nytrogate; warcriminal; wesclarke
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Is it just me or is he tring to change the subject and still saying nothing?
1 posted on 10/27/2004 9:59:24 PM PDT by Agitate
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To: Agitate

Tomorrow's Washington Times features an article by Bill Gertz in which John A. Shaw, the deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, says that Russian troops "almost certainly" helped Saddam's men clean the Al Qaqaa site out before the Iraq War started.

We'll have more on this tomorrow. One way or another, it appears clear that the 380 tons of explosives that are now "missing" were moved by Saddam prior to the start of the war. I suppose the point is too obvious to be worth making, but 380 tons is a lot of material--approximately 38 semi-truck loads. Yet it has, apparently, completely disappeared, probably because it was shipped to Syria before the war started. Do you suppose that, whereever the 380 tons are now, there might be a little extra room for some vials of anthrax, sarin, nerve gas, etc.?

DEACON adds: If Shaw's version, as reported by the Washington Times, holds up and (as importantly) gets heard, the consequences for Kerry could be serious. The Senator will have (a) jumped to a conclusion that wasn't supported by the facts, (b) assumed the incompetence of our troops, (c) confirmed President Bush's position that Iraq had weapons worth worrying about, and (d) unleashed evidence that, as Rocket Man notes, suggests that chemical and biological weapons could easily have been moved out of Iraq just before we invaded. In light of the final point, though, what puzzles me is this: if the Defense Department has evidence that the Russians helped clean out Alqaqaa, why haven't we heard about this before now (or did I just miss it). Evidence that Iraqi weapons, any weapons, were moved out of the country by the Russians would have been helpful to the administration long before now. Maybe we learned about it recently, as relations with Russia have improved.

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/008341.php


2 posted on 10/27/2004 10:00:16 PM PDT by soccer_linux_mozilla
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To: Agitate

You could see this one comin' a mile away.


3 posted on 10/27/2004 10:00:23 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Agitate
Wesley who?
4 posted on 10/27/2004 10:00:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Agitate

Ashley Wilkes strikes again.


5 posted on 10/27/2004 10:01:34 PM PDT by big time major leaguer
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To: Agitate

Also, you notice that the left-wing clowns are still spouting the garbage that President Bush claimed a connection between Saddam and 9/11. He never made that statement.


6 posted on 10/27/2004 10:01:53 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: Jeff Head

Wesley will be another who looks the fool when this story is all over the airwaves tomorrow.....


7 posted on 10/27/2004 10:02:08 PM PDT by LegalEagle61
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To: Agitate

Find me one individual serving on active duty in any branch of the service that has an ounce of respect for Wes Clark. I dare you.


8 posted on 10/27/2004 10:02:43 PM PDT by No Longer Free State
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To: Agitate
LOL, Its the Chewbacca Defense.


9 posted on 10/27/2004 10:02:46 PM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: Agitate

Doesn't matter. He is, essentially, a crank and a crackpot. Not to ever be taken seriously.


10 posted on 10/27/2004 10:03:13 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (Kerry has more positions than the Kama Sutra)
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To: LegalEagle61

Don't need to wait until then to look that way for Wesley WHo.


11 posted on 10/27/2004 10:03:48 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Agitate

Wes Clark attended a Kerry fund raiser with the KLA terrorists after being the military commander of the Kosovo operation, exploiting the military relationship that he had with the Albanians. I have to wonder if this relationship with the terrorists may have played a part in Clark being asked to retire.


12 posted on 10/27/2004 10:04:26 PM PDT by Eva
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To: bahblahbah
"That makes no sense!....

Look at the monkey....look at the funny monkey"

13 posted on 10/27/2004 10:04:34 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Jeff Head
"Wesley who?"

Hmmmmmm.... name sounds vaguely familiar. Wasn't he one of Clinton's army guys that was drummed out for incompetency?

14 posted on 10/27/2004 10:04:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jeff Head

hey Jeff, did you remember that wesley was a roades scholar, just before xlinton? That must be some sirrius commie indoctronation that goes on there!


15 posted on 10/27/2004 10:05:00 PM PDT by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: Agitate

The General did nail that, didn't he now? But, what did he say, think I understand, but not entirely sure?


16 posted on 10/27/2004 10:05:26 PM PDT by daguberment ("Kin I git me a huntin license here?")
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To: Agitate

What a doofus. This guy makes Kerry look almost normal. On second thought both of these guys are just idiots.

Sad to see a US General become just another suck boy.


17 posted on 10/27/2004 10:05:26 PM PDT by Joe_October (Saddam supported Terrorists. Al Qaeda are Terrorists. I can't find the link.)
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To: Agitate

The brave and the bold Mr. "Mary, help!" returns.


18 posted on 10/27/2004 10:06:00 PM PDT by AHerald ("I'm George W. Bush, and I approved this Kerry butt-whoopin'")
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To: Jim Robinson

Hehehe...he was even too embarassing for the toon!


19 posted on 10/27/2004 10:06:17 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Agitate
Here's a recent picture of Clark:


20 posted on 10/27/2004 10:06:43 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Clark was asked to leave the military for unethical behavior


21 posted on 10/27/2004 10:07:00 PM PDT by mammer
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To: bahblahbah

"LOL, Its the Chewbacca Defense. "

LMAO!!!


22 posted on 10/27/2004 10:07:35 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (They should rename it to World Hugh instead of World Series!!!!)
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To: soccer_linux_mozilla

I adore Bill Gertz
"Treachery" is my fav. political book EVER!

Treachery : How America's Friends and Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies

(I guess he pegged this story)


23 posted on 10/27/2004 10:07:53 PM PDT by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: Agitate

I think Wesley should keep that blue dress of his...cause you never know.


24 posted on 10/27/2004 10:08:23 PM PDT by Outraged
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To: 68 grunt
Wesley Who road the toons coat tails and became too much of an embarassment for even him.

I still want to know what Clinton was doing in the Soviet Union way back then. You have your Manchurian Candidate and then you have your Rodina Candidate...Clinton was a hellish package of both all rolled up into one.

I used to think no one could be worse. I was wrong. Keryy would be.

25 posted on 10/27/2004 10:08:50 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: hole_n_one

I need to find a picture of wesley on the off chance that someday I will run into him in person. I need the pic because I don't want to slap the wrong person.


26 posted on 10/27/2004 10:08:56 PM PDT by lafroste (gravity is not a force, dangit)
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To: Agitate
Clinton has the "goods" on "Jimmy W. Clark" (Castro Carter's friend).

There was something really smelly going on when Wes was relieved of NATO command by Clinton.

Jimmy Castro and Jimmy Westly have an acute case of diarrhea of the mouth.
27 posted on 10/27/2004 10:08:56 PM PDT by Tannerone
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To: mammer; Jim Robinson

Well then, he is certainly endorsing the right party (and candidate) for that matter


28 posted on 10/27/2004 10:09:46 PM PDT by bear11
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To: hole_n_one

Yeah, I was on the edge of my seat wondering where he'd fall on this. /sarcasm


29 posted on 10/27/2004 10:10:48 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile ( "[Y]our arguments are devoid of value. I, as a woman, have so declared it." -- BushIsTheMan)
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To: Agitate

Clark is lying, too! W never offered any connection between 9/11 and Saddam, the MSM and decraps did it and blamed Bush. In fact, I recall hearing this President say that there was no connection that he knew of, and that way back before the debates! Clark is a typical sleazy democrap, lying through his hate-filled teeth.


30 posted on 10/27/2004 10:10:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Agitate

Who the puck is Wesley Clark?


31 posted on 10/27/2004 10:11:39 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: mammer

Served under him in 1st Cav, Weasely Clark was Billary's Beeyotch, 100%. He's an effeminate, perfumed prince with a lack of common sense. There's alot more I used to hear too. Political aspirations was the keyword for ol weasely.

Hope he dies a very painful death after a very long and painful illness.


32 posted on 10/27/2004 10:14:59 PM PDT by Stopislamnow
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To: Agitate

I really do hate to say this about a man who served his country, but Wesley has turned into a real POS.


33 posted on 10/27/2004 10:16:33 PM PDT by doug from upland (Michael Moore = a culinary Pinocchio ---- tell a lie, gain a pound.)
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To: Agitate
Equating POTUS with despot criminal thugs & dictators?

There is no comparable justification between Kerry's jumping the gun and ASSUMING Bush himself is responsible for something he (Kerry) could not prove vs. Bush not willing to take the word of a madman. The standards are different. For Weasly to equate them demonstrates the shallow desperate nature of himself, as well.

34 posted on 10/27/2004 10:16:49 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Agitate

Ever since I heard Bush's statement Today, I was waiting for this sort of line to come back.

If anything, Bush didn't "rush" to action on Iraq. He waited through all the red tape, he tried quite hard to pass the "global test" first.

We actually went to Iraq too *late*, as the original story shows, as we were held up by people like Chirac, Blix and Kerry.


35 posted on 10/27/2004 10:17:19 PM PDT by EaglesUpForever
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To: No Longer Free State
Find me one individual serving on active duty in any branch of the service that has an ounce of respect for Wes Clark. I dare you.

I second that. Clark is a major POS. A hundred years ago, good men would have already strung that traitor to a branch and left him for the vultures. Clark is traitor to this Republic. He is mentally ill. I will celebrate when he leaves this world -- it will be a joyous day. One less evil human. The site of him makes me ill.

36 posted on 10/27/2004 10:17:47 PM PDT by liberty2004
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To: Agitate

FYI

101st HQ'd in Al-Qaqaa for Two Weeks! (Vanity - Just spoke with someone who was there)
Soldier in Iraq with the 101st | 10-27-04 | DTogo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1259535/posts?page=32
Posted on 10/27/2004 10:21:14 PM CDT by DTogo


As soon as this Al-Qaqaa story "broke" I thought of calling my friend (an officer and unit commander attached to the 101st during Operation Iraqi Freedom) to find out what really happened. Well, I just got off the phone with him and after joking that he was directing traffic for all the Iraqi trucks that looted explosives out of Al-Qaqaa, I asked him what this story is really all about.

Turns out several of his unit's men were with the 2nd Brigade that first arrived at Al-Qaqaa, secured it, spent the night, then moved out. The day they left, the 101st Division Command Staff (which my friend was attached to) then moved into Al-Qaqaa and set up temporary HQ for TWO WEEKS! While there he walked around and inside bunkers and saw all sorts of stuff stacked up and lying around: AK-47s, RPGs, rockets, bombs, ammo, and black powder used in making weapons as that's what the Al-Qaqaa facility was - manufacture and storage.

Did he see any IAEA sealed bunkers? No. Did he see anything other than field weapons/munitions? No. Did they allow Iraqis to drive trucks into HQ and help themselves to weapons? Gimme a break! Would the 101st Division Command Staff HQ next to 380 tons of HMX, RDX and PETN during combat? I would think not.

My friend's parting thoughts were that this was likely Kerry's "October Suprise" to be leaked right before the election, leaving the Bush team no time to rebutt or explain, but it got leaked too early. Turns out this highly explosive story is one big DNC dud.


37 posted on 10/27/2004 10:19:23 PM PDT by Valin (Out Of My Mind; Back In Five Minutes)
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To: soccer_linux_mozilla
They said the evidence was recent but more then likely there wasn't any reason to release this and it doesn't give definite proof of anything other then an alternate and better explanation for what happened to the explosives.
38 posted on 10/27/2004 10:19:32 PM PDT by whershey (www.worldwar4.net)
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To: Jim Robinson; Jeff Head

Lest we forget Weasley's unlawful contribution to the Clinton/Reno massacre at Waco...which led to his rise in the toon's command-structure, eventually to murder thousands of Serbian Christian civilians...


39 posted on 10/27/2004 10:19:49 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: soccer_linux_mozilla

You forget about the U.N. admission that is also coming out that states the 370 is really more like 180tons and they made a mistake.


40 posted on 10/27/2004 10:20:25 PM PDT by Cold Heat (http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/staticpages/index.php?page=20040531140357545)
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To: Agitate

Never thought I'd run into an actual General from the US Military who I'd bitc# slap like a punk thief!

Weasley, if you read this, I challenge you to a dual you stinking pu$$eeee! General my ars! You must have gotten there from under Clinton's desk!


41 posted on 10/27/2004 10:21:06 PM PDT by MarineBrat
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To: hole_n_one; Jeff Head

Let's see how many of these dolts we can get on the record spouting their mouths off before they are proven to be the craven liars they are.


42 posted on 10/27/2004 10:21:07 PM PDT by Howlin (Bush has claimed two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: ApesForEvolution

FYI reply #37
This needs to be spread around


43 posted on 10/27/2004 10:21:55 PM PDT by Valin (Out Of My Mind; Back In Five Minutes)
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To: doug from upland
I really do hate to say this about a man who served his country,

on balance he DID NOT serve his Country. He betrayed our great Republic's principles. He did more harm in command than any good. Heck, he wanted to bomb the Russians and likely cause a nuclear war. The guy is a wacko and should be worm food.

44 posted on 10/27/2004 10:22:12 PM PDT by liberty2004
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To: Agitate

This coming from a guy who meets with Madonna when he's vying for candidacy. Like we really trust his judgement.


45 posted on 10/27/2004 10:22:55 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (If it weren't for double standards liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: Howlin

FYI reply #37
This needs to be spread around


46 posted on 10/27/2004 10:22:56 PM PDT by Valin (Out Of My Mind; Back In Five Minutes)
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To: Agitate

Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark reversed an earlier opinion that he likely would have voted for war in Iraq, telling a cheering college-town crowd the invasion was "a major blunder" he never would have supported.

"It's not a way to solve problems and resolve disputes. It's very difficult to change people's minds when you are bombing them and killing them."


Iraqi citizen after liberation.

"I'm a soldier. I've laid on the battlefield bleeding." - General Wesley Clark

And people in Iraq have sat in dungeons being tortured General Clark. Make no mistake, they are glad to see us!

Credit Betty's Mailbox

47 posted on 10/27/2004 10:25:14 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: Agitate

“By doing all these things, he broke faith with our men and women in uniform. He has let them down. George W. Bush is unfit to be our Commander in Chief.”

Gen. Clark reminds me of what John Kerry would be like if he had achieved high rank. What a slimeball.


48 posted on 10/27/2004 10:25:21 PM PDT by TapTheSource
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To: Agitate

Klinton sycophant. Ask Generals' Shelton & Franks what they think about Wes Clark.The answer wouldn't be for family ears.


49 posted on 10/27/2004 10:26:41 PM PDT by Apercu ("Rep ipsa loquitor")
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To: Agitate

Remember when? Guess which one is General Clark?

50 posted on 10/27/2004 10:27:20 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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