Skip to comments.Wesley Clark Comments on Missing Explosives
Posted on 10/27/2004 9:59:23 PM PDT by Agitate
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 couldnt 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.
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.
You could see this one comin' a mile away.
Ashley Wilkes strikes again.
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.
Wesley will be another who looks the fool when this story is all over the airwaves tomorrow.....
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.
Doesn't matter. He is, essentially, a crank and a crackpot. Not to ever be taken seriously.
Don't need to wait until then to look that way for Wesley WHo.
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.
Look at the monkey....look at the funny monkey"
Hmmmmmm.... name sounds vaguely familiar. Wasn't he one of Clinton's army guys that was drummed out for incompetency?
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!
The General did nail that, didn't he now? But, what did he say, think I understand, but not entirely sure?
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.
The brave and the bold Mr. "Mary, help!" returns.
Hehehe...he was even too embarassing for the toon!
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