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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: Peach
"I received a call from a Middle East think tank outside the country, asking me to link 9/11 to Saddam Hussein. "

Peach, there's a big diff between the Middle East and Canada!

So I suppose Wesley Clark was on retainer by the Saudis? Will he name the "think tank???" Is he a patriot???

51 posted on 08/26/2003 5:22:01 PM PDT by Shermy (What is the name of the think tank?)
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To: Shermy
LOL. It was a Canadian think tank, they said on FNC. Perhaps it was Peter Jennings!
53 posted on 08/26/2003 5:23:04 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Cathryn Crawford; okie01
August 13, 2003, Wednesday

EDITORIAL DESK
Hussein and 9/11

To the Editor:

I would like to correct any possible misunderstanding of my remarks on ''Meet the Press,'' quoted in Paul Krugman's July 15 column, about ''people around the White House'' seeking to link Sept. 11 to Saddam Hussein.


I received a call from a Middle East think tank outside the country, asking me to link 9/11 to Saddam Hussein. No one from the White House asked me to link Saddam Hussein to Sept. 11. Subsequently, I learned that there was much discussion inside the administration in the days immediately after Sept. 11 trying to use 9/11 to go after Saddam Hussein.

In other words, there were many people, inside and outside the government, who tried to link Saddam Hussein to Sept. 11.

WESLEY K. CLARK
Little Rock, Ark., July 18, 2003



Published: 08 - 13 - 2003 , Late Edition - Final , Section A , Column 6 , Page 24
54 posted on 08/26/2003 5:23:31 PM PDT by Shermy (What is the name of the think tank?)
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To: Shermy
Great post. THanks for Clark's exact words on Meet the Press. There's no way that squares with his "clarification" in his letter to the NYT editor.
55 posted on 08/26/2003 5:24:20 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: deport; Peach
When do lunatic libs lie?

Yep, he is showing the Lunatic Rats that he is off presidential material. He can lie like the rest of them.
56 posted on 08/26/2003 5:26:04 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (No more 9/11's! Kill the Islamokazis and the Islamofascists in the Middle East!)
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To: mewzilla
How about a Lying Lunatic Lib?
57 posted on 08/26/2003 5:26:52 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (No more 9/11's! Kill the Islamokazis and the Islamofascists in the Middle East!)
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To: Shermy
Thanks again for that link. FNC reported Clark now says it was a Canadian think tank. Guess we get to pick which lie to believe!
58 posted on 08/26/2003 5:27:44 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".

If he was a Republican, or most anything but Dem or Green, his political career would be over, before it even begins. But for those two categories, being "confused" seems to be a pre-requisite for high office. At the very least, it's career enhancing.

59 posted on 08/26/2003 5:27:50 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: deport
You know, I will bet if we search long and hard, we can find some even more audacious examples of his lying.

After today's Brit Hume show, I am not a bit afraid of this guy. He does look like a Hollywood general, but I think he is a dim bulb. And I bet there is some really inteesting stuff in both his military records and his background (wasn't he at Oxford?).

60 posted on 08/26/2003 5:28:26 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: El Gato
If he was a Republican, or most anything but Dem or Green, his political career would be over, before it even begins. But for those two categories, being "confused" seems to be a pre-requisite for high office. At the very least, it's career enhancing.

Good one and seems to be true!

61 posted on 08/26/2003 5:29:05 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: All
Check post 52 everyone...apparently Laffer is a fan of Clark!
62 posted on 08/26/2003 5:31:49 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: Miss Marple
Prior to today's show, I thought Clark would be the only candidate that could end the Bush presidency. Clark appears on the surface to have the prerequisites: articulate, good looks, national security background, etc. The voting public doesn't look beyond the surface stuff typically.

After today's thread that Clark believes the White House was behind his being fired from CNN, I no longer believe he is a threat. Anyone who believes that CNN would do the White House's bidding is too blindly stupid to qualify for dog catcher.

Then after the roundtable discussion and how Clark confused who actually called him on 9/11, I've decided I'd like him to run, because he CANNOT win. These lies are too big and with the excellent quotes provided by quick Freepers, he just cannot get around the fact that he stated publicly and often that the White House tried to pressure him, when in actuality it was a think tank.
63 posted on 08/26/2003 5:31:49 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!

Must be time for daftwesleyclark.fr

64 posted on 08/26/2003 5:31:58 PM PDT by Vladivostok
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To: Miss Marple
Yep, Clark is another Arkrazy boy like Bubba Clintoon, who went to Oxford and came out hating America.
65 posted on 08/26/2003 5:32:00 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (No more 9/11's! Kill the Islamokazis and the Islamofascists in the Middle East!)
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To: Peach
Caught it. Brit lead the panel well in regards to the Clark statement. The consensus was that Clark, as a presidential wannabe, had mis-spoke!

The snippet at the end of the program was a hoot! Letterman is commenting on the race and says, "Bustamante is in the lead. How can that be? He's never been in a movie!"

66 posted on 08/26/2003 5:32:12 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: faithincowboys
Cheney will fillet him in a Veep debate

Cheney owns the debate no matter who shows up. Bring 'em on!

67 posted on 08/26/2003 5:32:19 PM PDT by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: laffercurve
What has that got to do with anything?
68 posted on 08/26/2003 5:32:36 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
Of course, they did mention that he almost started WW III, because he didn't want the Russians beating to an Airport.

Thank god the Brit Brigadier sood up to him.

BTW is it me or is he French looking?
69 posted on 08/26/2003 5:34:34 PM PDT by dts32041 ("moderate Arab" he's the one who detonates his bomb via remote control.)
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To: Peach
Thanks again for that link. FNC reported Clark now says it was a Canadian think tank.

Maybe it was a think tank based in Canada concerned about the Middle East.

Whatever, sounds like a Saudi front group.

Wesley in tight with them?

70 posted on 08/26/2003 5:34:41 PM PDT by Shermy (What is the name of the think tank?)
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To: Peach
Hmmm, he joined 8-20-2003 Peach.

Prairie
71 posted on 08/26/2003 5:35:23 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The UN got a wake up call. And has chosen to go back to sleep.)
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To: Peach
I can see it...the Towers are burning, about to fall. President Bush considers who to turn to for advice, says...

"Get me Wesley Clark!"

Much like in the movie 'Airplane' when Lloyd Bridges, the Chief Air Traffic Controller in the tower when the in-flight emergency is declared (both pilot & co-pilot went unconscious due to food poisoning) considers who might best serve as a pilot on the ground to talk in the passenger-pilot who is now at the controls (the Autopilot having deflated prematurely), says...

"Get me Rex Kramer!"

72 posted on 08/26/2003 5:35:51 PM PDT by O Neill (Oh we're out here havin' fun, in the warm California sun...)
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To: dts32041
VERY prissy (read French) looking. But women in America seemed to think Clinton was good looking so what do I know?
73 posted on 08/26/2003 5:37:14 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
It was a Canadian think tank . . . Perhaps it was Peter Jennings!

Couldn't be, peetah is incapable of thinking.

74 posted on 08/26/2003 5:38:12 PM PDT by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: Peach
Two hours ago, I was sure that the Democrat ticket would be Dean/Clark. Now I am not so sure. The man is erratic. I dont know whether anyone will have the guts to choose him now. He is NOT going to run for President himself; he would rather sit out all the debates and tough questioning and wait to be chosen for the VP slot.

Now we have two folks running for VP, both appear to be nut cases with a certain appeal to Liberals. Either way, Bush is going to win big.

75 posted on 08/26/2003 5:38:12 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Shermy
Good question. I'd like to know what any think tank was doing calling Clark on 9/11 "as the towers went down". A little concerned and wanted to get out in front of the story that Arabs weren't responsible?

You asked a good question, Shermy, and if we had a press that actually did a little leg work on Rats, perhaps we'd find out the answer.
76 posted on 08/26/2003 5:38:34 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: prairiebreeze
A Clark disrupter. Guess we can expect more of these as the race "heats up", prairiebreeze.
77 posted on 08/26/2003 5:39:05 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: All
Clark is a POS, liar and rat...I can say that now that he's retired.....(I hope)...
78 posted on 08/26/2003 5:39:16 PM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil.)
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To: Peach
And now a Marine holds his job, maybe he can work for Shinseki again as a staffer when the army of one proponent becomes the new senator from HI
79 posted on 08/26/2003 5:39:42 PM PDT by dts32041 ("moderate Arab" he's the one who detonates his bomb via remote control.)
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To: O Neill
That's an analogy we should find a way to use on Clark - comparing him to those in the Airplane movie! Another movie star joins a race.
80 posted on 08/26/2003 5:39:57 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
I thought Clark would be the only candidate that could end the Bush presidency

I think we also need to be scared of Dean. He worries me.

81 posted on 08/26/2003 5:40:43 PM PDT by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: Pukin Dog
I agree. Prior to the earlier thread about Clark thinking the White House was behind his firing from CNN and now this, I'd have bet on Dean/Clark.

Now, I just think the left has lost their collective minds.

I hope Rush discusses this tomorrow; it will make tuning in worthwhile.
82 posted on 08/26/2003 5:41:14 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
He's a Democrat....they lie....it would oly be news if a Dem told the truth.

I saw Brit say that and wondered why this just came out.

83 posted on 08/26/2003 5:41:20 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: mombonn
Dean looks good and for the unaware voting public, perhaps he'll get their vote. His performance on Meet the Press was abysmal.

Also, I think Dean was an abortionist when he was a doctor and if more is found on that, there's no way he'll be president.
84 posted on 08/26/2003 5:42:52 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Ann Archy
After reading a post earlier in this thread that Dean actually wrote a letter to the NYT editor clarifying who called him on 9/11, I wondered why it took two weeks for this story to make it to FNC. Just more reporters who aren't doing their jobs, I guess.
85 posted on 08/26/2003 5:43:55 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
I think Dean will self-destruct in the debates in the fall. Besides his obnoxious and arrogant manner, he is very hot-tempered and is bound to say something really outrageous.

My preference would be that he and Kerry get into a shoving match and end up wrestling each other to the floor, while the rest of the dems head for the hills, leaving an empty stage except for the two wrestlers.

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.

Well, I can dream, can't I?

86 posted on 08/26/2003 5:47:15 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Peach
Dean has been known to publically lose his temper. He admitted this on an interview I saw and he said it happened when he was pushed by the media.

I wonder if there are other incidents of Dean publically losing his temper. I've had lots of experience working with physicians. Many of them are extremely arrogant and egocentric and don't accept criticism well.

Prairie
87 posted on 08/26/2003 5:47:16 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (The UN got a wake up call. And has chosen to go back to sleep.)
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To: lonestar
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.

Meglomaniac......if the ego fits.

88 posted on 08/26/2003 5:47:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Miss Marple
Good one! It's been fun watching the Rats beat each other up verbally; let's hope it gets a little physical among the meglamaniacs.

I'll never forget Gore sort of stalking President Bush on the stage during the debates and the next morning the president's mother saying on GMA she was afraid Gore was going to hit her son! Priceless. Sometimes dreams do come true.
89 posted on 08/26/2003 5:49:13 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
I often confuse Canadian think tanks with the White House!

LOL!!! The quote of the day!!!!

What would he do if he had to keep track of TWO things at once!!

90 posted on 08/26/2003 5:50:30 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Shermy
(What is the name of the think tank?)

Er, what think tank?

Oh! That think tank...

91 posted on 08/26/2003 5:50:32 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: Peach
The madman is now suggesting that the White House pressured CNN to fire him.

Of course, he says he has no proof, only rumors.

Sounds like a president wannabe in the mould of slick willie.

92 posted on 08/26/2003 5:50:33 PM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: Peach
Clark isn't even on the White Houses radar screen . He as an inflated sense of self. The guy doesn't count, no Clinton General has a snowball's chance in Hades.

I bet even CNN realized it was unseemly to have a potential Presidential nominee provide "impartial" analysis of the War. The fact that he doesn't see the inherent conflict of interest is telling. He has no character.

Also Clark is from Arkasas-- I think we have had enough of politicians from that state for awhile.

The thing that I find most hillarious is that Clark thinks he is in the same league as Ike. Newsflash, Weasley, the average American never got emotionally invested in your pseudo war in the Balkans.

Saying you were the mastermind behind the strategery in a War that many deemed was not relevant to our national interests and that few people followed is not politically significant.

The Public's Verdict:

who are you? who cares? Go away you counterfeit, partisan, Clintonista!
93 posted on 08/26/2003 5:50:36 PM PDT by faithincowboys ( Are we going down hill like a snowball headed for Hell?)
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To: Miss Marple; prairiebreeze
Dean and Russert went at it pretty good a few weeks ago and were actually shouting at each other. Dean kept insisting he didn't need to know how many active military personnel we had in the field and Russert wouldn't back down from his assertion that it was an important fact to know.

Dean did not come off good in that interview at all and his temper definitely was showing.
94 posted on 08/26/2003 5:50:46 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
Clark isn't even on the White Houses radar screen . He as an inflated sense of self. The guy doesn't count, no Clinton General has a snowball's chance in Hades.

I bet even CNN realized it was unseemly to have a potential Presidential nominee provide "impartial" analysis of the War. The fact that he doesn't see the inherent conflict of interest is telling. He has no character.

Also Clark is from Arkansas-- I think we have had enough of politicians from that state for awhile.

The thing that I find most hillarious is that Clark thinks he is in the same league as Ike. Newsflash, Weasley, the average American never got emotionally invested in your pseudo war in the Balkans.

Saying you were the mastermind behind the strategery in a War that many deemed was not relevant to our national interests and that few people followed is not politically significant.

The Public's Verdict:

who are you? who cares? Go away you counterfeit, partisan, Clintonista!
95 posted on 08/26/2003 5:50:53 PM PDT by faithincowboys ( Are we going down hill like a snowball headed for Hell?)
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To: Ann Archy
Glad you liked it. If Clark confuses Canadian think tanks with the WHite House at moments of crisis, he is definitely NOT someone we want in a position of power or trust.

We need to remember these little "incidents" should Clark receive even the VP nomination. Combine the "confused" Clark with the explosive, anti-war, anti-national security Dean and what do we have? Another Clinton/Gore disaster.
96 posted on 08/26/2003 5:52:18 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Shermy
Clark was born an orthodox Jew and I suspect the jewish Left (the antithesis to the Neocons) and the Clinton/Mcawful axis are pushing this fruit loop.
97 posted on 08/26/2003 5:52:40 PM PDT by faithincowboys ( Are we going down hill like a snowball headed for Hell?)
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To: OldFriend
We had a thread earlier in the day about Clark suggesting the White House forced CNN to fire him. As though CNN would do anything the White House suggested.
98 posted on 08/26/2003 5:52:59 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: okie01
dang. just plain dang.
99 posted on 08/26/2003 5:54:09 PM PDT by dirtboy (Press Alt-Ctrl-Del to reset this tagline)
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To: Peach
he just cannot get around the fact that he stated publicly and often that the White House tried to pressure him, when in actuality it was a think tank.

If indeed anyone contacted him about that at all.

100 posted on 08/26/2003 5:55:16 PM PDT by alnick
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