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WESLEY CLARK: MOORE HAS RIGHT TO CALL BUSH 'A DESERTER' -- Even Peter Jennings Is Appalled!
iconoclast.ca ^

Posted on 01/26/2004 2:30:54 PM PST by BurkesLaw

JENNINGS: At one point Mr. Moore said in front of you that he'd like to see a debate between you and President Bush, who he called a deserter.

Now that's a reckless charge not supported by the facts and I was curious to know why you didn't contradict him and whether or not you think it would have been a better example of ethical behavior to have done so?

CLARK: Well, I think Michael Moore has the right to say whatever he feels about this. I don't know whether this is supported by the facts or not. I've never looked at it. I've seen this charge bandied about a lot. But to me it wasn't material. . . . And I'm delighted to have the support of Michael Moore . . . .

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2004; bds; michaelmoore; wesleyclark; whataweasel
Wesley's on his way out. Bill and Hillary will be disappointed.
1 posted on 01/26/2004 2:30:55 PM PST by BurkesLaw
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To: BurkesLaw
Jennings actually asked this? Well, I'll be gobsmacked...
2 posted on 01/26/2004 2:35:21 PM PST by demnomo
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To: BurkesLaw
He's just bombed the Chinese Embassy. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
3 posted on 01/26/2004 2:35:38 PM PST by .cnI redruM (Texas; more churches than any other state in the US!)
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To: BurkesLaw
The Real Military Record of George W. Bush: Not Heroic, but Not AWOL, Either
4 posted on 01/26/2004 2:37:08 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: BurkesLaw
Freedom of speach is not a safe harbor for fabrication.
5 posted on 01/26/2004 2:38:34 PM PST by ChadGore (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com/">Miserable Failure</a>)
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To: BurkesLaw
Who knows. Maybe Bill and Hill aren't disappointed.
6 posted on 01/26/2004 2:41:20 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (All Our Base Are Belong To Dubya)
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To: BurkesLaw

7 posted on 01/26/2004 2:41:46 PM PST by ChadGore (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com/">Miserable Failure</a>)
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To: demnomo
Yes, he did.

That was Thursday night, and Clark said he hadn't "looked into the charges" himself to know if Moore was on to something there with President Bush.

So along comes yesterday morning and he's on MTP and Russert asks him and Clark STILL claims he hasn't "looked into the charges" of desertion.

Of course, we all know he's pleased as punch to let Moore spread this story, then Clark steps back with a shrug and disclaims any association.

Clinton is getting his jollies out of seeing this out there, you can bet.
8 posted on 01/26/2004 2:42:04 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: cyncooper
Clark said he hadn't "looked into the charges" himself to know if Moore was on to something there with President Bush.

Hold the phone! You mean Clark wasn't there at his own campaign stop? And that it's on his own website?

9 posted on 01/26/2004 2:46:14 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (All Our Base Are Belong To Dubya)
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To: cyncooper
Yup. Makes putting Hillary in the race now as VP candidate or in '08 as the POTUS candidate a whole lot easier should this idiot win the nomination.

10 posted on 01/26/2004 2:49:48 PM PST by demnomo
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Oh, gee, these guys are real morons. (I guess Terry McAwful and his boss Hillary like 'em dumb and dumber.)
11 posted on 01/26/2004 2:51:43 PM PST by demnomo
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Oh, yes...he was there. But his position is Michael Moore is entitled to say whatever he pleases and even if it is a Clark event, he, Clark, ought not be held responsible for what his supporters are saying.

See?

You just KNOW he would hold the other candidates, and George W. Bush to the same standard......er, right? </sarcasm>
12 posted on 01/26/2004 2:53:23 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: BurkesLaw
I doubt Jennings was as appalled as much as he was attempting to put the issue of GW 's service front and center.
13 posted on 01/26/2004 2:56:40 PM PST by VaBthang4 (-He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps-)
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To: BurkesLaw
Is it like a conspiracy? All iconoclast threads are excerpted. Why is that?

Did they sue us or what?
14 posted on 01/26/2004 3:00:52 PM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: bjcintennessee
PING
15 posted on 01/26/2004 3:01:01 PM PST by ImaTexan
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To: BurkesLaw
Thanks for playing, Wesley. We have some wonderful parting gifts for you.
16 posted on 01/26/2004 3:01:43 PM PST by Ol' Sox
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To: BurkesLaw; All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1064541/posts
Bush 'Desertion' Charge Debunked
NewsMax ^ | 1/24/04 | Limbacher
...in the months before the 2000 presidential election, the New York Times pretty much demolished this Democratic Party urban legend...
Related thread from Oct. 2000.

17 posted on 01/26/2004 3:01:52 PM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: BurkesLaw
Clark is known by the company he keeps.
18 posted on 01/26/2004 3:01:54 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: BurkesLaw
So, when someone says that Wes Clark was relieved from command in Kosovo, Clark would agree that they have a right to do so...

Clark disputes that he was relieved from command.
19 posted on 01/26/2004 3:03:11 PM PST by Ancient_Pistoll
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To: demnomo
Jennings asked this because the media want Clark out of the race. They have decided he is unelectable.
20 posted on 01/26/2004 3:04:43 PM PST by wtc911 (I would like at least to know his name)
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To: Ancient_Pistoll
The Dems don't consider service in the national guard to be military service.
On FOX News last night Charles Rangle made a comment comparing Wes' (or Kerry?) military record to that of Bush "who didn't serve at all." The dumb FOX newsbabe replied "I can't argue with that".
21 posted on 01/26/2004 3:11:46 PM PST by bayourod ( Dean's anti-terrorism plan: "treat people with respect and they will treat you with respect"12/1/03)
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To: BurkesLaw
Lest we forget....

Miserable failure = http://www.michaelmoore.com

The more times this specific line appears, the higher that jerk's web page lists on google's search for "Miserable failure". This project is intended to get GW's biography off the top of the list.
22 posted on 01/26/2004 3:16:43 PM PST by TheBattman (Miserable failure = http://www.michaelmoore.com)
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To: BurkesLaw
And I have the right to call Weslie AN IDIOT!
23 posted on 01/26/2004 3:39:34 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Freedom isn't Free! Support those who ensure it.)
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To: TheBattman
Michael miserable failureMoore
24 posted on 01/26/2004 3:41:02 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: wtc911
To me it looked like Jennings kept trying to give Clark an opening to fix the gaff. Clark was to stupid to catch on. If a general doesn't understand what a deserter is he is not fit to wear a star, or a gold bar for that matter.
25 posted on 01/26/2004 3:41:48 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: BurkesLaw
Moore is saying this stuff at Clark events, he's making news because of what he says about Bush, at Clark events. For all intents and purposes, Wes is Moore. :)
26 posted on 01/26/2004 3:48:41 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: BurkesLaw
Jennings brought this up simply to get the allegation out there again.
27 posted on 01/26/2004 3:51:27 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: Dutch Boy
I didn't see it and will defer to your take.
28 posted on 01/26/2004 4:07:55 PM PST by wtc911 (Rocky Sullivan died a coward)
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To: wtc911
Personally, I don't see one Democratic candidate that seems electable--but then I'm not a Bush-hating liberal.

My mother-in-law is a Democrat. Of all the snoozers, liars and clowns, she likes Edwards best. Of course, my mother-in-law thought Bill Clinton was the greatest because the 90's economy fattened her stock portfolio and President Bush (according to her way of thinking) flattened it.

I asked (nicely, because she is my mother-in-law) why she wasn't supporting or encouraging Al Gore to run, especially since she once remarked that Gore had more votes than Bush in 2000 and that the election was stolen by the GOP.

My mother-in-law looked at me like I was crazy and said: "He's no longer electable." Go figure...
29 posted on 01/26/2004 4:20:16 PM PST by demnomo
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To: OldFriend
And Jennings had such an outstanding record defending civilization in the Canadian Boy Scouts and Barbara Streisand's bedroom. It's heart-warming to have such a hero of moral integrity guarding U.S. National Security.
30 posted on 01/26/2004 4:43:57 PM PST by Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi
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To: BurkesLaw
Oh well....another Rhoadie bites the dust.....
there's always chicken farming....just call Tyson.
31 posted on 01/26/2004 5:02:05 PM PST by pointsal
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To: demnomo
Notice with the dems it's always about electability and never about integrity.

They seem so proud of that little fact. The media seems to think it's quite cool too! They're not even embarrassed.

32 posted on 01/26/2004 5:51:33 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: BurkesLaw
Clark is about as politically astute as a tree stump.
33 posted on 01/26/2004 5:55:54 PM PST by Reactionary
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To: OldFriend
You know, if I were still a Dem and believed that hooey about Bush stealing the election, I'd want Al Gore to run again on principle.

Of course, I doubt that the Dems actually believe their own propaganda in regards to the 2000 election. Either that or principles are not one of their strong points... ;)
34 posted on 01/26/2004 6:00:43 PM PST by demnomo
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To: BurkesLaw
CLARK: Well, I think Michael Moore has the right to say whatever he feels about this.

No wonder Clinton used this puke General to command a war on the innocent Serbs, in order to keep his Monica Lewinsky scandal diverted. And no wonder Clark obeyed.

Clark, Clinton and Albright ought to be jailed.

35 posted on 01/26/2004 6:08:22 PM PST by swampfox98
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To: demnomo
Without the fraud there is no way Gore would have come even close in the electoral votes and I doubt he would have garnered a majority of the votes either. The corruption was so widespread in the blue states that their numbers are not to be believed.

Further, New Mexico and Oregon were stolen plain and simple.

36 posted on 01/26/2004 6:25:18 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: OldFriend
I know there were problems in Missouri, too.

Sigh. I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to November. It's gonna be ugly.
37 posted on 01/26/2004 6:33:31 PM PST by demnomo
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To: BurkesLaw
This was a BIG mistake. If somebody as liberal as Jennings thought calling Bush a "deserter" was "reckless and not supported by the facts" .. Clark really stepped in it by not agreeing with Jennings.
38 posted on 01/26/2004 6:36:38 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the GREATEST NATION on the face of the earth")
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To: demnomo
Dubya had challenges to the vote count in Oregon and New Mexico which were dropped when it became clear that he had won Florida.

It used to be that we accepted fraud in the inner cities but it has moved into the suburbs big time.

The President must make sure there are millions of dollars for poll watchers across the country or the election will be stolen.

We had such a massive amount of support that we survived just barely last time.....

This time the dems will try harder and not just to disqualify military votes.

39 posted on 01/26/2004 6:38:05 PM PST by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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