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Wesley Clark Admits He Lied
Fox News | August 26, 2003 | Fox News

Posted on 08/26/2003 4:55:03 PM PDT by Peach

Wesley Clark admitted the White House DID NOT pressure him to lie that Iraq was behind 9/11. He now admits it was a Canadian think tank.

Previously, Clark had insisted that the White House called him, as the towers were falling, to pressure Clark to go national that Iraq was behind the attack. He has backed off that claim and admits he was "confused".


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004; balkans; electionpresident; lies; president; waronterror; wesleyclark
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To: faithincowboys
Most excellent #93 analysis. Lou Dobbs of CNN refused to have Clark on his show after it became apparent Clark was thinking of running for president. I think Dobbs wrote an editorial about it and being a senior staff member at CNN carried a little weight over there and they finally made a good decision.

Also, the fact that they were providing free air time to a presidential wanna-be meant CNN was liable for a lawsuit should any of the other empty suits (read Rats) decide to file for the same kind of free airtime.
101 posted on 08/26/2003 5:55:16 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
Not only that-- Clark wasn't even the dissenting General that got the most coverage. Gen. Barry Mcaffery was the guy who made news for his criticisms of the war plan, not Nobody Clark. He needs to understand that he doesn't count.
I didn't even hear about his dissenting comments until now. No one watched CNN during the War.


102 posted on 08/26/2003 5:55:33 PM PDT by faithincowboys ( Are we going down hill like a snowball headed for Hell?)
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To: mombonn
"Couldn't be, peetah is incapable of thinking."

That's why he needs a tank...

103 posted on 08/26/2003 5:55:37 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: faithincowboys
Clark is an orthodox Jew?
104 posted on 08/26/2003 5:56:08 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Pukin Dog
Hard to tell who is the more nuts, Dean or Clark. They make a great pair, don't they!
105 posted on 08/26/2003 5:56:13 PM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: Ann Archy
Speaking of Perot....his running mate Adm. Stockdale ("Who am I and What am I doing here") was far more qualified in the intergrity dept. than that LIAR Clark.

I remember that! The next day I sent a letter to Howard Stern mentioning that Admiral Stockdale looked just like Captain Pike from the Star Trek episode of "The Glass Menagerie." Do you remember Captain Pike? He actually did look like Stockdale and he was stuck in some metal box and couldn't communicate at all except for a couple of lights going red or green indicating "yes" and "no." Anyway, Howard read that commentary comparing Stockdale to Captain Pike on the air.

p.s. I have over 200 copies of letters that I sent to Howard Stern from 1991 to 1996. Do you think I should upload them up to the Net for all to read?

106 posted on 08/26/2003 5:57:52 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: OldFriend
Nuts is right! Thinking about the pair of them with the nuclear codes makes me feel faint.

Prairie
107 posted on 08/26/2003 5:58:18 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The UN got a wake up call. And has chosen to go back to sleep.)
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To: Miss Marple
"And it would be really cool if Kerry bloodied his nose while Kerry's famous hair is pulled off and revealed to be a toupee."

You mean it's not a 'piece...???

108 posted on 08/26/2003 5:58:23 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: Peach
Clark is from Arkansas, he's from the same generation as Clinton ... lying is like breathing.
109 posted on 08/26/2003 5:58:34 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Peach
No kidding. Are there NO investigative people on the right?? This is a big story...short but big since he's all but announced his run.

Just look at everyone that are friends of the Clintons. They have ALL been disgraced or shown to be liars OR they are 6 feet under.

110 posted on 08/26/2003 5:59:38 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Peach
Well he was norn that way, he was supposedly raised southern Baptist (in Ark.) and then he converted to Catholicism. I'd say that bit of bio info puts his political punditry in the proper perspective-- he is all over the bleeping map. I bet the Pres debates would be even more schizophrenic than Gore v Bush. This guy is cuckoo.
111 posted on 08/26/2003 5:59:59 PM PDT by faithincowboys ( Are we going down hill like a snowball headed for Hell?)
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To: faithincowboys
"Clark was born an orthodox Jew"

Huh? that's worth a web search:

Link

"...That's the big thing this season, Jewish ancestry," says Clark, who confirms that his late father was Jewish. His father died when Wesley was 4, he was raised as a Southern Baptist and later converted to Catholicism. If Clark does run for president, he will join a group of announced candidates that includes Howard Dean (whose wife is Jewish), John Kerry (whose grandparents were Jewish) and Joe Lieberman (who is Jewish).

Well, I thought Kerry looked as Irish as they come.

112 posted on 08/26/2003 6:00:03 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Peach
Thanks. We need to run more positive "banner ads". I'm please to bump this along...
113 posted on 08/26/2003 6:00:32 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Peach
Norn= born

lol
114 posted on 08/26/2003 6:00:40 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: PJ-Comix
Ha! That was a good comparison.

Trying to imagine Cheney debating with any of the possible VP candidates...Graham would have to consult his notebooks, and Clark would simply look like Wesley the Weasel.

115 posted on 08/26/2003 6:00:41 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
LOL!!! You painted a great picture.....if only....!
116 posted on 08/26/2003 6:00:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: prairiebreeze
Speaking of nuclear codes......did you read Patterson's book Dereliction of Duty?
117 posted on 08/26/2003 6:01:52 PM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: BluH2o
Yeah - I shouldn't be surprised he lied and this isn't really news! It was just too fun to pass up.
118 posted on 08/26/2003 6:02:45 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Ann Archy
I can see it in my mind's eye. People shouting, them on the floor flailing at each other and swearing, and the rest of the pack fleeing like the cowards they are. (Except maybe Joe Lieberman, who would stand there and wring his hands and whine).
119 posted on 08/26/2003 6:03:03 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Ann Archy
I can't quite believe this story has passed reporters on the right by, either. Asleep at the wheel. I'm e-mailing Rush in between threads here and hoping he does a segment on this story tomorrow.

I think the pure audacity of the lie, about the White House and an event as momentus as 9/11, is just beyond the pale.
120 posted on 08/26/2003 6:04:12 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Yes...

H-O-W-A-R-D S-T-E-R-N
121 posted on 08/26/2003 6:04:46 PM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals (If Hillary ever takes the oath of office, she will be the last President the US will ever have. -RR)
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To: faithincowboys
He's got all the bases covered on the religious front doesn't he? Schizo is right.
122 posted on 08/26/2003 6:04:57 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: alnick
He makes Dan Rather seem chemically balanced.
123 posted on 08/26/2003 6:05:12 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: dts32041
"Of course, they did mention that he almost started WW III, because he didn't want the Russians beating to an Airport." I remember that being discussed a lot on FR. That story was horrifying.
124 posted on 08/26/2003 6:05:37 PM PDT by TBall
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To: Peach

Did I say that it was a Canadian think tank that pressured me to link Iraq to 9/11? No, no. I was confused. It was a Canadian drunk tank.

125 posted on 08/26/2003 6:06:03 PM PDT by alnick
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To: OldFriend
Patterson's book was a great read and a Dean/Clark presidency would look just as ugly and frightening.
126 posted on 08/26/2003 6:06:06 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
I've never seen so much lying going on in the media as I have since the Iraq war started. "Credible" news organizations print or report the most preposterous stories without verification, comments made by former Ba'ath Party members are accepted at face value, columnists deliberately quote the president out of context, and off-the-cuff gripes by soldiers are presented as "news."
127 posted on 08/26/2003 6:06:41 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle (uo)
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To: alnick
LOL!!!
128 posted on 08/26/2003 6:06:46 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: OldFriend
did you read Patterson's book Dereliction of Duty?

Oh yeah! Made me twitch to read about the cavalier attitude of Clinturd. Made me mad as hell to read about how shabbily he and the Beest treated our military. I had heard stories about the latter before reading the book though.

Prairie

129 posted on 08/26/2003 6:07:24 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The UN got a wake up call. And has chosen to go back to sleep.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Boy, you have that right. If it weren't for FR and the internet, I'd think I was the chemically unbalanced on!
130 posted on 08/26/2003 6:07:24 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
The sound you hear is the wheels coming off the Clark candidacy.
131 posted on 08/26/2003 6:07:36 PM PDT by savedbygrace
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To: Peach
on = one
132 posted on 08/26/2003 6:07:53 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Shermy
Go back one more generation and you find the Clark's REAL grandfather came into the United States ILLEGALLY under a false name.
133 posted on 08/26/2003 6:07:54 PM PDT by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
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To: Peach
Well, if there was any doubt, we now know he's a democrat. He's got the lying gene.
134 posted on 08/26/2003 6:08:24 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: alnick
LOL!

Prairie
135 posted on 08/26/2003 6:08:37 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The UN got a wake up call. And has chosen to go back to sleep.)
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To: At _War_With_Liberals
Kerry does not look Irish in any way. Lurch looked more Irish than him.

The top army brass rudely blew off Clark's retirement party.


For now, Clark is content to just jerk his sheeple supporters around.

Maybe the VP role for him. His higher level supporters are not kissing his ass for nothing. They expect jobs later.


136 posted on 08/26/2003 6:09:26 PM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals (If Hillary ever takes the oath of office, she will be the last President the US will ever have. -RR)
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To: TBall
I remember that being discussed a lot on FR. That story was horrifying.

Yeah, Clark was perfectly willing to risk WWIII because his feelings were hurt when the Russians reached an airport before he did. Fortunately, British General Jackson flat out REFUSED to obey Clark when ordered to sieze the airport from the Russians. Wesley Clark---Perfectly willing to see the world plunged into a radioactive nightmare just for the sake of saving face over some small airport nobody ever heard about.

137 posted on 08/26/2003 6:10:08 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: savedbygrace
I think you will be proved right - that the wheels came off the Clark presidential aspirations today - IF we can get the reporters at least on the right to report this story.

This seemed like a huge story, to lie about such a momentous thing, but it's been lying dormant for two weeks since Clark wrote the NYT editor that there was a little misunderstanding going on. Guess he doesn't realize that with the help of the internet and a few Freepers, we have easily accessible direct quotes he made on Russert's show.

There was no misunderstanding - Clark told Russert the White House called him on 9/11 and pressured him. He's been repeating that lie for nearly two years. Now that he's running (most likely) he's afraid the lie will catch up with him. There are phone records that could be checked and he must have realized he'd made a big, big mistake.
138 posted on 08/26/2003 6:10:37 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: At _War_With_Liberals
The top army brass rudely blew off Clark's retirement party.

Huh? Details please!

139 posted on 08/26/2003 6:11:03 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Peach
I actually saw a Paula Zahn segment (when she was still on the morning CNN program) where she asked him if he was going to run. This was this past Spring. He ducked the question and she then went on to ask him if he did run would he say what party he would run under. He ducked that too.

This has been in the works for several months I think.

Prairie
140 posted on 08/26/2003 6:11:35 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The UN got a wake up call. And has chosen to go back to sleep.)
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To: prairiebreeze
I've seen him duck nearly every question put to him. As though he wants people to think he's so open minded and moderate that he'd consider for one millisecond of running as a Republican. When pigs fly. And we wouldn't want him. And NO ONE is going to run on the Reupblican ticket against the President. Clark must think we're all idiots.
141 posted on 08/26/2003 6:12:59 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
All the lying started AT EXACTLY the same time in the media, spurred on by the DNC.

I thought it was a conspiracy when I first observed it in late Winter and now I am convinced. It started before the war, as soon as those traitorous dirtbags thought that the 9-11 tragedy was sufficiently in the rear view mirror.

You can take it to the bank.
142 posted on 08/26/2003 6:13:31 PM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals (If Hillary ever takes the oath of office, she will be the last President the US will ever have. -RR)
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To: steplock
I don't know if you are kidding, but there is something not right (lord knows, there are lots of things) about this guy. Eyes are the window to the soul and this guy is creepy. He really looks like somebody is pulling the strings. I hope , if he makes it to the debates, that he goes through a metal detector. I think he might have more planned than the preposterously stiff Gore handshake. One look at the man-- odd sweat and odder stare-- and you can't rule anything out. He is certifiable!
144 posted on 08/26/2003 6:14:12 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: Peach
Well, well, well. Clark lied. Who wudda thunk it?


145 posted on 08/26/2003 6:15:17 PM PDT by rdb3 (They've read all the books but they can't find the answers...)
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To: okie01
Oh! That think tank...


146 posted on 08/26/2003 6:15:49 PM PDT by arasina (Tag line dedicated to my friend Don DiFranco, 9/11/01 WTC Tower 1)
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To: deport
Is Clark trying to be the next Al Gore?
147 posted on 08/26/2003 6:16:45 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Alpha Omnicon Pi Mom too!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Clark makes Al Gore look good. (well, almost)!
148 posted on 08/26/2003 6:17:08 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: faithincowboys
"I thought this country was founded on a principle of progressive taxation."
149 posted on 08/26/2003 6:21:12 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Peach
LOL!!!!!!!!!! Remember the rhyme -- birds of a feather flock together! Think that fits with these Gore clones who lie and reinvent themselves as candidates! Clark had to be nuts to think he wouldn't get called on his statement!
150 posted on 08/26/2003 6:21:17 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Alpha Omnicon Pi Mom too!)
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