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  • Gen. Clark: Wartime is 'ideal' for repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' (Barf)

    12/05/2010 8:27:20 PM PST · by FTJM · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/10 | Shane D'Aprile
    Retired General and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark said Sunday that a repeal of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy will happen and that wartime is an ideal moment to move ahead with repeal. Clark said on ABC's "This Week" that with the military focused on war, "this is the ideal time to do this, because we're talking about building teamwork around a common purpose." The former Democratic presidential hopeful said military leaders are ready to implement a repeal of the policy now, suggesting the prolonged political debate has become a distraction. Clark said the message from...
  • Singer James Blunt 'prevented World War III' with Russia

    11/14/2010 7:06:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    NewsCore ^ | Nov. 14, 2010
    BRITISH singer James Blunt said his refusal to obey orders from an American general helped avert an international incident, and a potential Third World War. The You’re Beautiful singer, a former captain in the Life Guards - the senior regiment of the British Army - said in an interview today he risked a court martial by countermanding an order from General Wesley Clark to attack Russian forces. Blunt, then 25, was in command of British troops ordered to take control of Pristina Airfield in Kosovo in June 1999, during the Balkan conflict. However, 200 Russian soldiers got there first, and...
  • Is Obama thinking of choosing Wes Clark?

    08/11/2008 7:50:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 2,235+ views
    Political Betting ^ | August 11, 2008 | Mike Smithson
    There’s speculation on the US site, VP Watch, this evening that Barack Obama might be considering the former general and 2004 contender for the presidential nomination - Wes Clarke - for the VP slot. This is the report: “Gen. Wes Clark’s slogan — “Securing America’s Future” — is the theme for the night Barack Obama’s running mate is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention. Clark’s political action committee is called WESPAC — Securing America’s Future. It could just be a coincidence. After all, Clark appeared to dash his hopes of running with Obama in late June when he...
  • Wes Clark in '04: Kerry "fought a war, and I respect him for that"

    07/01/2008 2:31:04 PM PDT · by fullermedia · 10 replies · 105+ views
    From Clark's '04 DNC Convention speech ^ | July 1st, 2008 | Major Garrett
    John Kerry fought a war, and I respect him for that. And he came home to fight a peace. And I respect him for that, too. (APPLAUSE) John Kerry’s combination of physical courage and moral values is my definition of what we need as Americans in our commander in chief. And John Edwards with his leadership and extraordinary intelligence, he’s going to be a great member of that command team.
  • Wes Clark: McCain Doesn't Have the Right Kind of Military Experience To Be Commander-in-Chief

    03/02/2008 3:05:30 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 182 replies · 252+ views
    National Review ^ | March 2, 2008 | Byron York
    On a just-finished conference call in which retired military leaders endorsed Hillary Clinton to be commander in chief, retired General Wesley Clark said John McCain's military experience is not the right kind of experience to command the nation's armed forces: In the national security business, the question is, do you have — when you have served in uniform, do you really have the relevant experience for making the decisions at the top that have to be made? Everybody admires John McCain's service as a fighter pilot, his courage as a prisoner of war. There's no issue there. He's a great...
  • Wes Clark: McCain As Dangerous As Bush

    02/15/2008 9:51:38 PM PST · by melt · 111 replies · 438+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/15/08 | NewsMax Staff
    “If you don’t think John McCain is just as dangerous in the White House as George W. Bush, think again.” That’s how retired four-star General Wesley Clark begins a fundraising e-mail sent on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Clark, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2004 race, writes in his e-mail: “McCain will not reverse the foreign policy mistakes of George Bush. He is content to leave us in Iraq, saying it’d be ‘fine by me’ if we were in Iraq for another 100 years. He is rash on using military force with Iran. He overplays...
  • As Dangerous As George Bush

    02/14/2008 11:54:35 AM PST · by Rick.Donaldson · 31 replies · 114+ views
    DSCC - Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee News letter | 14 Feb 2008 | Wes Clark
    DSCC - Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Dear Rick , If you don't think John McCain is just as dangerous in the White House as George W. Bush, think again. McCain will not reverse the foreign policy mistakes of George Bush. He is content to leave us in Iraq, saying it'd be "fine by me" if we were in Iraq for another 100 years; he is rash on using military force with Iran. He overplays the military card and doesn't seem to appreciate that the real strength of the nation lies in our economy and in our values. We have to...
  • Freep This WesPac Letter (Vanity)

    10/19/2007 11:59:23 AM PDT · by mnehring · 10 replies · 206+ views
    Wesley Clark's Political Action Committee has a letter on their website to attempt to have Rush Limbaugh removed from Armed Forces Radio. The problem is, Clark made the letter editable. Here is your opportunity to use this letter to send emails to your congressmen supporting Limbaugh and have this little stunt backfire on Clark.
  • Wesley Wants Rush Whacked From Military Radio (Sept. 15th Reuters Article Has Him Backing Chillary

    10/04/2007 9:56:53 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies · 865+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/03/2007 | Mark Finkelstein
    Ah, those diversity-loving liberals. You know, the kind who would stifle free speech with their Orwellian "Fairness Doctrine," who threaten legal action against mom-and-pop T-shirt makers who criticize MoveOn.borg. Wesley Clark would now take things one step further, whacking Rush Limbaugh off the Armed Forces Newtwork radio airwaves...
  • Video: Crazed by Rush, Wes Clark calls for political discourse to be rated

    10/03/2007 6:46:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 59 replies · 1,435+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 3, 2007
    He doesn’t say who’ll be doing the rating but he digs the idea of Congress yanking Rush Limbaugh off of Armed Forces Radio so presumably they’d be okay to head that up, too. The point he’s ostensibly trying to make is a simple one — that the U.S. government shouldn’t be broadcasting anything that harms its own military’s morale — but a standard that narrow wouldn’t let you regulate very much speech. So he broadens it with a magnificently Orwellian invocation of “propriety” that has no discernible definition except his own arbitrary judgment about what does and doesn’t “cross the...
  • Clark Wants to Avoid Late Campaign Start

    11/29/2006 6:19:13 AM PST · by wmileo · 22 replies · 422+ views ^ | 11/29/06 | writer unknown
    Clark Wants to Avoid Late Campaign Start Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Wesley Clark said Tuesday he wants to avoid waiting too late to make a decision on whether to run for president _ a mistake he made in his failed 2004 bid. "I think it was clear that I got in too late last time," the retired general and former NATO commander told The Associated Press in an interview. Clark announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in September 2003, just four months before the first votes were cast. He dropped out of the race the following February, with...
  • Next move in Iraq? (Wesley Clark Alert)

    11/21/2006 12:51:03 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 556+ views
    USA Today | November 21, 2006 | Wesley Clark
    Title and link only.
  • Rampage of the mafia may delay Kosovo independence

    04/09/2006 1:37:15 AM PDT · by tgambill · 9 replies · 416+ views
    KOSOVO, the former Yugoslav province, is falling into the grip of Albanian organised crime gangs, casting a shadow over attempts by the international community to turn it into a fully fledged independent state by the end of this year. Participants in talks in Vienna, sponsored by the United Nations, on the “final status” of Kosovo, are concerned that the mafia networks that smuggled guns into the disputed province from Albania in 1997 and 1998 are using the same channels for a burgeoning trade in illicit petrol, cigarettes and cement. Prostitution and drugs are also popular staples of the black economy....
  • General Wesley K. Clark Joins Rodman & Renshaw as Chairman

    02/06/2006 11:13:03 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 492+ views
    Rodman & Renshaw ^ | February 6, 2006 | Press Release
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK—February 06, 2006—Rodman & Renshaw Holding, LLC today announces the appointment of General Wesley K. Clark (ret.) as Chairman of the Board and Head of the Advisory Board. General Wesley K. Clark is one of the nation's most distinguished retired military officers. During his thirty-four years of service in United States Army, he held numerous staff and command positions and rose to the rank of 4-star general and NATO Supreme Allied Commander. A candidate for the presidency in 2003, General Clark is now chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic advisory and...
  • GlobalOptions Group Agrees to Acquire James Lee Witt Associates

    01/18/2006 2:05:26 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Press release ^ | January 18, 2006
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2006--GlobalOptions Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOI), a leading provider of domestic and international risk management services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held James Lee Witt Associates (JLWA), based in Washington, D.C., for $6 million in cash and stock, the assumption of certain liabilities and an earn out based upon achieving certain revenue goals. The transaction, which is subject to financing and other conditions, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2006. "James Lee Witt Associates is a major force within the public safety and crisis management...
  • After London terrorism, Wesley Clark's website disappears

    07/08/2005 7:59:08 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 92 replies · 3,589+ views
    Wesley Clark's ^ | July 8, 2005 | Wesley Clark
    From Wesley Clark's - July 8, 2005 Returning soon.
  • Wesley Clark blames Bush for humiliating enemy combatants, petitions for Senate investigation

    06/29/2005 8:01:58 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 97 replies · 1,774+ views
    WesPAC ^ | June 29, 2005 | Wesley Clark
    Stop Blaming the Troops - Investigate the Real Culprits of Abuse The time has come to investigate the Bush Administration's role in the prisoner abuse and humiliation that has motivated our enemies in the war on terror and endangers the well-being of our fighting forces. Today, the reports of abuse and humiliation at detainment facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Cuba are distracting the world from focusing on winning the war on terror. Although the military chain of command seems to have properly investigated the role of its personnel and held accountable those in the wrong, the civilian leadership in...
  • US should reassure Syria and Iran on Iraq: Wesley Clark

    04/06/2005 4:06:47 PM PDT · by Shermy · 89 replies · 1,520+ views
    AFP ^ | April 6, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The key to US success in Iraq is to reassure Syria and Iran about Washington's intentions rather than trying to destabilize them, a former Democratic presidential candidate said. Retired general Wesley Clark said President George W. Bush's approach to Syria and Iran encourages the two countries to work against US interests in Iraq and endangers already-overstretched US troops there. "If you want to succeed in Iraq, you should isolate the battlefield. That's a basic rule of military strategy," Clark, who ran unsuccessfully for president last year and has taken a leading role among Democrats as a critic...
  • It's Dean vs. Clark ('Clark and Dean teams have been warring over the future of Democratic Party')

    02/12/2005 2:50:52 PM PST · by Cableguy · 70 replies · 1,370+ views
    US News ^ | 2/9/05 | Paul Bedard
    Here's another reason why some Democrats are fretting over installing antiwar former presidential candidate Howard Dean as chair of the Democratic National Committee. He might cede national defense to the Republicans. That's the charge from associates of another former presidential candidate, former NATO boss Wes Clark. Seems the Clark and Dean teams have been warring over the future of the Democratic Party, and now that threatens to spill into the public if Dean, as expected, wins the chairmanship this Saturday. Here's the fight: Clark wants the Democrats deeply involved in foreign policy and the war, and Dean's team isn't as...
  • Email From Wes Clark: Let's Win Louisiana

    12/02/2004 11:21:54 AM PST · by jmcclain19 · 24 replies · 1,029+ views
    Email | 12/02/04 | Wes Clark
    A Message from Wes Clark December 2, 2004   Dear Loyal Supporter,The holiday season is here, but the election season isn't over yet.  So it is with great urgency that I write you today.  My friend, Charlie Melancon, won a place on this Saturday's Louisiana run-off ballot for a seat in Congress, and he needs your help in these final few hours before the election.Charlie Melancon is a native Louisianan who has the experience to get the job done in Washington.  As a state legislator and community leader, he's fought to improve schools and provide our families with health care. ...
  • Wes Clark is a transparent hypocrite

    10/17/2004 9:58:45 AM PDT · by Dave Hamilton · 35 replies · 1,113+ views
    Dave Hamilton
    I just had the misfortune, as I was trying to digest my supper, of seeing Wes Clark on CNN here in Germany in his latest interview on why Kerry would make a great commander-in-chief and Bush was not to be trusted since he "led America into a war it didn't need to fight." I would say to Mr. Clark that at least Mr. Bush had the rocks to do SOMETHING, more than Clark ever did while war criminals were running around in the Balkans right in front of our troops. I stood in front of Clark on a parade field...
  • Retired Gen. Wesley Clark rallies Florida Democrats

    10/12/2004 2:40:21 PM PDT · by Shermy · 18 replies · 466+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 12, 2004
    TAMPA - From a distance, the scene could have been mistaken for a funeral. About 50 people gathered inside a white tent at Ballast Point Park on Monday, while others stood outside under umbrellas. The rain poured down. Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark took the stage and brought a gloomy vision that matched the gloomy afternoon. "If a man misleads the country that bad, if his judgment is that bad," Clark said, talking about President Bush's management of the war in Iraq, "what will he do the next four years? "He's a risk to our safety in the United States...
  • Shoulda Been Wes

    09/22/2004 11:58:28 AM PDT · by SmithPatterson · 17 replies · 706+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9-22-04 | Jonah Goldberg
    Shoulda Been Wes Too bad Clark was such an awful candidate. On Monday, John Kerry gave what both his fans and his critics say was his best speech on Iraq and foreign policy so far. Basically, Kerry has decided that the Iraq war is a Vietnam-like mistake, that the "world," not America, should fix Iraq, and that America should get out, fast. Of course, this is basically an expanded version of one of his recent antiwar stances. And now that I've read Kerry's first, best, and allegedly last iteration of his views on Iraq and the war on terrorism, I've...
  • Wesley Clark Blasts Bush's Foreign Affairs Leadership - Should Have Sent Diplomats To Iraq First

    09/19/2004 3:50:47 PM PDT · by Shermy · 76 replies · 1,369+ views
    AP ^ | September 19, 2004
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Retired Gen. Wesley Clark criticized President George W. Bush's foreign affairs leadership as "catastrophic" on Friday at a John Kerry campaign event. Clark said Bush should have sent diplomats into Iraq to talk to Saddam Hussein before sending in troops. The former presidential candidate, who lives in Little Rock, also said Bush is compounding the problem by not negotiating with Iran or Syria.
  • Government's pursuit of personal data lives on

    03/01/2004 8:00:00 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 9 replies · 256+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-1-04 | Audrey Hudson
    <p>Several federal agencies are using the personal data of U.S. citizens to pinpoint terrorist activity, a practice that a secretive Pentagon program was pursuing before Congress axed its funding amid fears it would be used to spy on Americans.</p> <p>Congress killed the Pentagon's Total Information Awareness (TIA) project to create a supercomputer and sift through the private information of U.S. citizens, calling it a vast violation of privacy.</p>

    02/12/2004 11:44:20 AM PST · by Ragirl · 172 replies · 205+ views
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
  • Clark, Edwards say they'll stay in Democratic presidential race

    02/08/2004 8:08:43 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 3 replies · 186+ views ^ | 08 February 2004 | Jonathan D. Salant, Associated Press Writer
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats Wesley Clark and John Edwards said Sunday they will not be deterred by John Kerry's decisive wins in Michigan and Washington state and will stay in the presidential race indefinitely.</p> <p>Clark told CNN's "Late Edition" that he expected to do well in contests in Tennessee and Virginia on Tuesday, and in Wisconsin on Feb. 17. But even if he didn't win in any of those states, Clark pledged to remain in the race at least through the March 2 "Super Tuesday" primaries, including in California, Ohio and New York.</p>
  • Caption Clark

    02/04/2004 9:27:01 AM PST · by leadpencil1 · 40 replies · 179+ views
    Excite news ^ | 2/4/04
    Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark bows his head in a moment of silence as he faces the balcony at the Lorraine Motel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004. Tuesday night's Oklahoma win gave Clark his first-ever election win and breathed new life into the retired general's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  • Son of Clark Calls Politics Dirty Business, Faults Media

    02/03/2004 10:05:32 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 33 replies · 119+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 2.4.2004 | Edward Wyatt
    Son of Clark Calls Politics Dirty Business, Faults MediaBy EDWARD WYATT KLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 3 — The son of Gen. Wesley K. Clark called politics a "dirty business" on Tuesday and blamed the news media for his father's failure to ignite in the Democratic presidential race.The son, Wesley Clark II, 34, a screenwriter who lives in California and who has campaigned for his father, said, "It's been a really disillusioning experience, you know.""We sacrificed a hell of a lot for this country over 34 years," Mr. Clark told reporters. "We lived in a damn trailer when I was a freshman...
  • In the pool with Wesley Clark

    02/03/2004 11:38:08 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 7 replies · 273+ views
    HANOVER, NH -- The morning of Wednesday, Nov. 12 started out like any other Wednesday. My alarm went off at 5:50 a.m., I hit the snooze button, and then heard that dreaded chirping sound 5 minutes later. I dragged myself out of bed, threw my clothes on, and headed to morning swim workout expecting to hear a familiar "you're late" from Coach Jim Wilson. Instead, as we lifted weights that morning, our coach announced that General Wesley Clark would be joining us in the pool in a little less than an hour. Excited, but confused as to why a presidential...
  • An Army of One

    02/02/2004 9:15:36 AM PST · by dts32041 · 6 replies · 131+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 02 FEB 04 | Jim Geraghty
    An Army of OneWhy Wes Clark's coworkers hated him. It appears that Wesley Clark's political career will be remembered as one of those inexplicable and regrettable momentary fads, like flash mobs, the XFL, or Tickle-Me-Elmo. Or New Coke, although even that syrupy misstep probably could have gotten more than 13 percent in New Hampshire.So there's less need to understand why Clark was so hated by so many people he worked with in the Army than when he was a potential viable candidate. Nonetheless, Clark is, at press-time, ahead in Oklahoma — he could still add himself to the list of...
  • Call Your Broker.. (Howard Dean Staff Rearching Archives on Brokered Democratic Conventions)

    01/28/2004 8:33:07 AM PST · by cottonseed · 40 replies · 145+ views
    American Spectator Magazine ^ | January 28, 2003 | The Washington Prowler
    CALL YOUR BROKERWith almost every poll showing Howie Dean trailing John Kerry leading into next week's [Junior Tuesday] primaries--in some cases Dean is running third or fourth behind John Edwards and Wesley Clark--his campaign is looking at what he would have to do to grab enough delegate support to play a role in a brokered Democratic convention.'If we can't be the clear cut winner, we want at least a hand in who that winner will be,' says a Dean adviser in Washington.'We're not just going to let guys like Kerry and Edwards have it easy after [Super Tuesday] March 2....
  • Michael Moore: "Clark Is The Butcher Of Kosovo" [But We Need Him To Butcher Bush]

    01/23/2004 2:35:59 PM PST · by Hon · 43 replies · 567+ views
    Democracy Now ^ | October 15, 2003 | Michael Moore
    AMY GOODMAN: I guess what surprised so many people when you sent out your letter, and now in your book, on Wesley Clark, I don’t think people were surprised that he ran for president, but that he’s called the anti-war worrier, that this is the man who said the rest of the world has got to get with us, this is the man who presided over the bombing of Yugoslavia. MICHAEL MOORE: Well, yeah, I put it in “Bowling for Columbine,” I’m so upset still about what happened in Kosovo, it’s in my movie. I found a way to work...
  • Wesley & Me: Ever seen Bowling for Columbine, General?

    01/21/2004 10:45:35 PM PST · by Destro · 10 replies · 228+ views ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at 2:37 PM PT | Michael Hastings
    hey, wait a minute The conventional wisdom debunked. Wesley & Me Ever seen Bowling for Columbine, General?By Michael Hastings Posted Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at 2:37 PM PT Background check, anyone? Who's the political odd couple of the campaign season: Judy and Howie? John and Teresa? Try Wesley Clark and Michael Moore. The union between the Silver Star winner and the self-described peacenik was consummated last week on the stump in New Hampshire. Clark embraced Moore's support, calling the best-selling author a "fantastic leader." In the press release, Clark's campaign lauded—in the first line no less—the "Academy Award winning director,"...
  • Clark, Dean bend over backwards for gay vote {Gay Mag Photos }

    01/21/2004 9:23:20 PM PST · by nwrep · 36 replies · 285+ views
    Drudge Report, Others | January 21, 2004 | nwrep
  • Late-Arriving Candidate Clark Got Push From Clintons (Clinton was "tricked" into firing Clark spin)

    09/18/2003 8:02:56 PM PDT · by Destro · 99 replies · 298+ views ^ | September 19, 2003 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    September 19, 2003 Late-Arriving Candidate Got Push From Clintons By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 — Behind Gen. Wesley K. Clark's candidacy for the White House is a former president fanning the flames. General Clark, in fact, said today that he had had a series of conversations with both the former president, Bill Clinton, and his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, as well as close aides to them and that all of them had encouraged him to run. The story, though, is not simple. At first glance, it would seem that Mr. Clinton and General Clark...
  • Photo of Michael Moore endorsing Wes Clark

    01/19/2004 7:55:21 AM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 63 replies · 500+ views
    AP Photo ^ | Jan. 17, 2004 | Charles Dharapak
    Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark, right, embraces filmmaker Michael Moore during a campaign rally at Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, N.H. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  • A funny blog on Clark's website (has to be a joke)

    01/17/2004 10:18:25 PM PST · by faithincowboys · 36 replies · 273+ views
    The great thing about Clark is his ability to not answer directly. I think that is great in a President. I thought Clinton did that well and it was admirable. I am sick of gotcha politics. Deception is useful in the 24 hour news cycle. I think we need a President that can answer questions creatively rather than directly. George Bush isn't slick enough with his speech-- and that's what I can't stand. The wonderful thing is that we can criticize the military with impunity because Clark is a 4 star. Dean can't get away with that, we can. Priceless....
  • Wesley Clark Argues That His Stance On Iraq Has Been Consistent -- Most Tuesdays

    01/17/2004 8:05:33 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 4 replies · 124+ views
    Spokespeople for General Wesley Clark lashed out against both Republicans and some fellow Democrats who say he has waffled on Iraq. Their candidate, they say, has not wavered one bit on the issue -- most Tuesdays. "Gen. Clark was a steady and outspoken critic of what he saw as an unjustifiable war against another nation," maintained James Rubin, Clark's chief foreign policy advisor. "Except for last Tuesday… and the third Tuesday in December… and another Tuesday back in October…" he went on to explain. Surprisingly, in a rare episode of goodwill on the Democratic campaign trail, Clark's rivals decided not...
  • Three Lawyers Demand Dean Stock Inquiry

    01/16/2004 12:37:26 PM PST · by Shermy · 41 replies · 184+ views
    AP ^ | January 16, 2004
    WASHINGTON - Three lawyers, including a supporter of Wesley Clark, are requesting an inquiry by federal regulators into Howard Dean's sale of about $15,000 in stock in five Vermont banks in 1991, arguing that the then-governor may have engaged in insider trading. The three complaints to the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington and the U.S. attorney's office in Burlington, Vt., follow news reports about Dean's decision to sell the shares more than a decade ago when some Vermont banks were experiencing financial problems. Dean said he sold the stock because "it became clear to me that information I might...
  • I’ll Be Voting For Wesley Clark / Good-Bye Mr. Bush — by Michael Moore

    01/15/2004 12:23:58 PM PST · by Shermy · 161 replies · 273+ views ^ | January 14, 2003 | Michael Moore
    Many of you have written to me in the past months asking, "Who are you going to vote for this year?" I have decided to cast my vote in the primary for Wesley Clark. That's right, a peacenik is voting for a general. What a country! I believe that Wesley Clark will end this war. He will make the rich pay their fair share of taxes. He will stand up for the rights of women, African Americans, and the working people of this country. And he will cream George W. Bush. I have met Clark and spoken to him on...

    01/15/2004 1:11:03 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 144+ views
    The Union Leader (N.H.) ^ | 01/15/04 | JOHN DiSTASO
    For Clark, there’s that little matter of Gen. Hugh Shelton’s comment — the one in which the former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman said Clark was relieved of his NATO command because of “character and integrity issues.” Yesterday, former U.S. Army Capt. Paul Bucha of Connecticut, a Medal of Honor winner and former president of that medal of honor society, campaigned here for Kerry. Bucha said he’s known Clark since the two attended West Point together in the 1960s. He had advised Clark to “go talk to Shelton” about the comment before it became a campaign issue. “You can’t dismiss...
  • Clark seeks to keep tech jobs in the U.S. (Acxiom, Kosovo too)

    01/15/2004 4:07:15 PM PST · by Shermy · 30 replies · 185+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | January 15, 2004 | Kevin Landrigan
    HUDSON - Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark vowed last night to work on preserving software jobs from going overseas to lower-wage countries such as India. “We will retain the software industry in this country, it’s that simple,’’ Clark told more than 300 people jammed into the Alvirne High School cafeteria. Clark said he would pursue changes in the tax code to punish companies that outsource skilled jobs and encourage firms that expand employment here. The retired Army general said he would also extend a “Buy America’’ initiative to include intellectual property and block the U.S. sale of software that has...
  • Clark's Remarks Draw Closer Scrutiny

    01/15/2004 2:28:44 PM PST · by Shermy · 19 replies · 150+ views
    AP ^ | January 15, 2004
    CONCORD, N.H. - Democrat Wesley Clark has largely cruised under the political radar despite some eyebrow-raising remarks that abortion should be legal to the moment of birth, the Sept. 11 attacks were preventable and lobbyists make America safer. Far from the bickering candidates and media horde in Iowa, Clark has spent much of his time campaigning in New Hampshire — he decided to bypass the early caucuses —and his comments haven't drawn the same attention as his presidential rivals. Until now. As the race tightens in Iowa and New Hampshire, the words of the retired Army general are undergoing closer...

    01/15/2004 12:26:54 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 58 replies · 283+ views
    Drudge ^ | 1/15/04
    MANCHESTER, NH -- Joe Lieberman issued the following statement in response to the Drudge Report's discovery of congressional testimony from September 2002 in which Wes Clark made the case for war in Iraq. The report provides evidence directly contradicting Clark's repeated claims that he has been "very consistent" on the war "from the very beginning." Statement by Joe Lieberman "Yesterday, Wesley Clark attacked me for pointing out his multiple positions on the war in Iraq. It is no longer credible for Wesley Clark to assert that he has always had only one position on the war - being against it....
  • The Democrats' Idea of a General - Ann Coulter

    01/15/2004 3:23:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 85 replies · 492+ views ^ | 1/15/04 | Ann Coulter
    Democrats are so delirious about finding a general who is a pacifist scaredy-cat that no one seems to have bothered to investigate whether Wesley Clark is sane. On "Meet the Press" back in November, Clark described intelligence as "a sort of gray goo as you look at it. You can't see through it, exactly, and if you try to touch it, it gets real sticky and you might actually interfere with the information that you're getting back. So you have to draw inferences from it." No, wait. I'm sorry. I think that was Clark talking about Monica Lewinsky's dress,...

    01/14/2004 8:48:00 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 22 replies · 200+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/14/04
    Democratic presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark insisted Wednesday morning that he's been against the Iraq war going all the way back to the 9/11 attacks - even though he told reporters just four months ago that he "probably" would have voted for the Oct. 2002 Iraq War resolution. "I was consistently against this since from the time the guys from the Pentagon told me two weeks after 9/11 that we were attacking Iraq," Clark told ABC's "Good Morning America." "It didn't make any sense to me. I've been very, very consistent on this." Not exactly. It turns out that as...
  • The legitimacy of ethnic patriotism

    01/13/2004 8:44:31 PM PST · by DTA · 4 replies · 129+ views
    NATIONAL POST (CANADA) ^ | 2003-01-12 | George Jonas
    The legitimacy of ethnic patriotism George Jonas National Post Monday, January 12, 2004 Victorians tried to sweep sex under the carpet. Our era tries to do the same with ethnic nationalism. The Victorians had the tougher task -- sex has deeper roots in nature than tribal loyalties -- but the roots of ethno-cultural affinity go deep enough. In Serbia's elections last month, to the dismay of many and the surprise of some, the Radical Party won 28% of the vote. This translates to a plurality of 81 seats, or the biggest single bloc, in Serbia's 250-seat parliament. Another 22 seats...
  • CLARK URGES SUPPORTERS to defend Clark (TROLL) on FREE REPUBLIC (Untitled email -- this is my title)

    01/13/2004 12:26:35 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 338 replies · 729+ views
    Clark for President Community Network Campaign ^ | 13 January 2004 | Clark for President
    By camworld Posted to Official Campaign (Call To Action) on Tue Jan 13th, 2004 at 12:01:47 AM EST Matt Bennett is the Director of Communications at Clark for President. General Clark asked him to pass on this message to the online community and supporters. General Clark is outraged! The New York Times and pundits on CNN have utterly distorted the facts about his statements regarding Iraq and al Qaeda. Here are the facts: Wes Clark has always said that there was some link between al Qaeda and Saddam's intelligence agents. But he has also always maintained that there is NO...
  • SFOR Searches for Karadzic in Former Bosnian Serb Stronghold

    01/12/2004 8:47:47 AM PST · by mark502inf · 9 replies · 137+ views
    Southeast European Times ^ | January 11th, 2004
    SFOR troops seized an unspecified amount of weapons and ammunition from Radovan Karadzic's house in Pale during a sweep targeting the most wanted war crimes indictee from the 1992-1995 conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Peacekeepers also found documents that they hope will help capture the fugitive. Two people were detained for questioning. "We searched two premises this morning, including the house of Radovan Karadzic, but found no evidence that he was there,'' SFOR spokesman Lieutenant Matthew Brock said Sunday (11 January). The operation, which began early Saturday and is expected to end Monday, targets indicted war crimes suspects and...