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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
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  • 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. ...