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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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Tonight's FNC roundtable discussion at 6:50 pm est. Did any other Freepers see this?
1 posted on 08/26/2003 4:55:04 PM PDT by Peach
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To: PhiKapMom; Howlin; Miss Marple
Sounds like he's building up his credentials for the VP slot..... lol
2 posted on 08/26/2003 4:56:23 PM PDT by deport
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To: Peach
Yup. I got the impression that the general consensus is Clark is a liar or a loony :)
3 posted on 08/26/2003 4:56:38 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Peach
Should we expect any less from a FoB?
4 posted on 08/26/2003 4:56:41 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Bringing you quality, non-unnecessarily-excerpted threads since 2002)
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To: Peach
confused

It's okay, Wes, we realize this is quite normal for you.

5 posted on 08/26/2003 4:56:46 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (Ummm, moron. It's not free. It was paid for with taxes.)
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To: Peach
The man is a communist, through and through.
6 posted on 08/26/2003 4:57:11 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (No longshoremen were injured to produce this tagline.)
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To: Peach
A dim lied?

I'm shocked.

7 posted on 08/26/2003 4:57:42 PM PDT by South40 (Get Right Or Get Left)
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To: Peach
I believe the term megalomaniac was also used...
8 posted on 08/26/2003 4:57:50 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Peach
I never believed him in the first place. Glad my gut instinct was right. He should lose his D**m pension for doing that.
9 posted on 08/26/2003 4:58:14 PM PDT by PsyOp
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To: deport
Yup. Actually, someone took the call for him while he went out for some iced tea.
10 posted on 08/26/2003 4:59:27 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Peach
http://www.fair.org/press-releases/clark-iraq.html

CLARK: "There was a concerted effort during the fall of 2001, starting immediately after 9/11, to pin 9/11 and the terrorism problem on Saddam Hussein."

RUSSERT: "By who? Who did that?"

CLARK: "Well, it came from the White House, it came from people around the White House. It came from all over. I got a call on 9/11. I was on CNN, and I got a call at my home saying, 'You got to say this is connected. This is state-sponsored terrorism. This has to be connected to Saddam Hussein.' I said, 'But--I'm willing to say it, but what's your evidence?' And I never got any evidence."
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Funny, everything I recall was x43 saying it wasn't Iraq, and denying Iraqi connections to the anthrax. Everything for ending the 12 year war with Saddam related to other terrorism, and weapons, and ending the quagmire - which 9/11 provided the fire in the belly to do.

11 posted on 08/26/2003 4:59:53 PM PDT by Shermy
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Chinese embassy bombing.
13 posted on 08/26/2003 5:00:28 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: dirtboy
Ping for fibs.
14 posted on 08/26/2003 5:01:38 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: MonroeDNA; quidnunc; swarthyguy
The man is a communist, through and through

Sounds like he slipped and revealed he's a Canadian-controlled agent provocteur. Oh, Canada!

15 posted on 08/26/2003 5:04:04 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Peach
One more "presidential hopeful" down the tubes!
16 posted on 08/26/2003 5:04:37 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Destro
Bump!
17 posted on 08/26/2003 5:04:58 PM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Peach
Yup, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. I have seen him on cable news shows recently and he has exposed himself to so much heat-- his appearances are replete with flip-flops and obvious mendacity. Cheney will fillet him in a Veep debate.
18 posted on 08/26/2003 5:05:42 PM PDT by faithincowboys (Are we headed down hill like a snowball headed for Hell?)
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To: Peach
Is this true? Anyone else heard this?

What a POS that Clark is. And I don't even think I used that phrase for Clinton!
19 posted on 08/26/2003 5:06:22 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Men stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up as if nothing had happened." Churchill)
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To: okie01
he's a liar liar pants on fire
20 posted on 08/26/2003 5:07:35 PM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: Cathryn Crawford
Don't mean to be nosy, but I saw your pics in your profile and was wondering if you Photoshop on another web site. The "I want to believe" is something that's used there a lot.
21 posted on 08/26/2003 5:08:25 PM PDT by Amazed1953
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To: mewzilla
You're right - the roundtable did say they think there was a little problem with megalomania!
22 posted on 08/26/2003 5:08:48 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Amazed1953
No, actually I found that posted here at FR, and thought it was halarious.

23 posted on 08/26/2003 5:09:31 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (Ummm, moron. It's not free. It was paid for with taxes.)
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To: rwfromkansas
Is this true? Anyone else heard this?

The ol' blame Canada routine?

The towers are falling, he's taking a call from a "Canadian think tank?"

Sounds moosy, but worth some jokes.

24 posted on 08/26/2003 5:09:52 PM PDT by Shermy (What is the name of the think tank?)
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To: Peach
As if Wesley Clark crossed the mind of anyone in the White House on 9/11/01.
25 posted on 08/26/2003 5:10:46 PM PDT by alnick
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To: rwfromkansas
And I don't even think I used that phrase for Clinton!

It's not too late. He still fits the description.

26 posted on 08/26/2003 5:10:48 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: faithincowboys
There's a thread on FR from this afternoon that Clark also told a news organization that he got fired from CNN because of calls from the White House!

Didn't admit it's because Lou Dobbs resented giving a potential presidential candidate free air time.

Also, who among us can imagine CNN doing anything the White House suggested? If the White House had indeed tried to pressure CNN in the manner suggested by Clark, it would have been all over the news.

Clark - another leftist who believes in the vast right wing conspiracy theory.
27 posted on 08/26/2003 5:11:26 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: alnick
As if Wesley Clark crossed the mind of anyone in the White House on 9/11/01.

Good point.

28 posted on 08/26/2003 5:13:02 PM PDT by Shermy (What is the name of the think tank?)
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To: alnick
My thoughts exactly! Demoncrap delusions of grandeur is all.

Prairie
29 posted on 08/26/2003 5:13:38 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The UN got a wake up call. And has chosen to go back to sleep.)
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To: rwfromkansas
mewzilla (above a few posts) must have heard it too because he or she reminded me that the term "megalomaniac" was used at the Roundtable to describe Clark.

My husband and I stopped our card game to listen and were astounded at the audacity of the lie.
31 posted on 08/26/2003 5:14:25 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Shermy
RUSSERT: "By who? Who did that?"

CLARK: "Well, it came from the White House, it came from people around the White House.


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".


So, Timmy's question was what confused him. It's Timmy's fault. Let's hope that if he gets a Pr or VP nod, in the debates they won't ask any confusing questions like "Who did that?" and confuse the General.
32 posted on 08/26/2003 5:14:29 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Shermy
One of the rountable guests (not a regular - can't remember his name - sorry) said that Clark had claimed that "as the Towers were falling the White House called" him to pressure him to go public that Iraq was behind the attack.
33 posted on 08/26/2003 5:15:33 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Cathryn Crawford
Ok, just curious. After I saw that I thought maybe you had made it for a Photoshop contest on the other web site.

It is a funny poster and so is the smiley you posted earlier. lol

Thanks for the reply.
34 posted on 08/26/2003 5:15:43 PM PDT by Amazed1953
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To: Peach
Yes! I loved when they discussed why he was fired by Clinton and Cohen.
35 posted on 08/26/2003 5:16:03 PM PDT by lonestar (Weinie for California Governor!)
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To: Amazed1953
No problemo. Glad you liked them. :-)
36 posted on 08/26/2003 5:16:25 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (Ummm, moron. It's not free. It was paid for with taxes.)
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To: lonestar
when they discussed why he was fired

Did they really say the word "fired"? Mannnnn, I wish I'd see this show!

Prairie

37 posted on 08/26/2003 5:17:29 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The UN got a wake up call. And has chosen to go back to sleep.)
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To: grayout
I hadn't seen Clark's public admission that he lied in the NYT. Thanks for the link.

Of course, in that article, he doesn't admit he lied but rather pretends there is a "myth" of a story going around.

As we can all clearly see from the MEet the Press interview with Russert, he claims the White House called him on 9/11 to pressure him to go public that Iraq was behind the attack.

Isn't the internet great? ha ha
38 posted on 08/26/2003 5:17:29 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
One more "presidential hopeful" down the tubes!

Not if he's running as a dim.

Actually, I believe being an accomplished liar is a requirment.

Oh...I get it.

Instead of playing dumb and deying it he blew it by admitting it.

Nevermind.

39 posted on 08/26/2003 5:17:32 PM PDT by South40 (Get Right Or Get Left)
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To: mewzilla
admits he was "confused".

Oh yeahhhhhh, he's just what we need in the White House. Ha,ha,ha. Confused? I think he lied outright and when caught he lied to cover himself. No more idiots please!
40 posted on 08/26/2003 5:17:34 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Cathryn Crawford
Are you just lashing out at random or did I say something naughty?
41 posted on 08/26/2003 5:17:41 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Dog
Clark admits he lied about the WHite House pressuring him on 9/11 to link the attack to Iraq.
42 posted on 08/26/2003 5:18:12 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
I was referring to Wes Clark. LOL!
43 posted on 08/26/2003 5:18:18 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (Ummm, moron. It's not free. It was paid for with taxes.)
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To: prairiebreeze
Yeah, on 9/11 with everything that was going on, someone at the White House thought, "Gee, we'd better get ahold of Wesley Clark and give him our talking points."

That's as likely as Chelsea Clinton's first thoughts after the attack on 9/11 being about those "tax cuts for the rich."

44 posted on 08/26/2003 5:18:23 PM PDT by alnick
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To: lonestar
I'd forgotten to add that - FNC tonight discussed how he was fired by Clinton and Cohen. Even the leftists couldn't stand him. Thanks for the reminder.
45 posted on 08/26/2003 5:19:08 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mewzilla
I believe the term megalomaniac was also used...

Sounds like he and Perot would be a good team.

46 posted on 08/26/2003 5:19:12 PM PDT by lonestar (Weinie for California Governor!)
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To: prairiebreeze
Yes, FNC really did report that Clinton and Cohen "fired" Clark!
47 posted on 08/26/2003 5:20:23 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
He has backed off that claim and admits he was "confused".

That's what insane people often do when forced to confront reality. He's probably blathering to himself in some dark room right now, vowing vengence against "them" (after having smashed some office furniture and spewing miscellaneous threats like he normally does, of course).

48 posted on 08/26/2003 5:20:33 PM PDT by thatdewd
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To: Peach
Wesley Clark---"I thought this country was founded on a principle of progressive taxation."
49 posted on 08/26/2003 5:21:24 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: thatdewd
I often confuse Canadian think tanks with the White House! Perhaps the Canadian think tank was actually Peter Jennings looking for a little scandal.
50 posted on 08/26/2003 5:21:35 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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