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  • Drudge Report: Hillary Clinton 2016 - She Makes It Official?

    01/05/2014 4:33:57 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 52 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Jan. 5, 2014 | Matt Drudge
    SHE MAKES IT OFFICIAL?http://drudgereport.com/flash3b.htm From: General Wes Clark [info@hillaryclinton.com] Date: January 5, 2014, 3:06:45 PM EST Subject: Free Hillary Clinton Bumper Sticker Reply-To: info@hillaryclinton.com Have you picked up your free Ready for Hillary bumper sticker yet? Please take a moment to read this special message from General Wes Clark. Ready For Hillary PAC is solely responsible for the content of this message. Grassroots movements happen when neighbors talk to neighbors and tell them to get involved. One of the best ways to spark these conversations about Hillary potentially running in 2016 is by showing your support right now. Have you...
  • Unexplained Mysteries of Life: Creepy Old Man Wesley Clark Shacking Up With 30-Year-Old

    08/10/2013 1:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | August 8, 2013 | Jammie
    We’re sure they have a lot in common. Retired 68-year-old US Army general and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley K. Clark has won yet another esteemed decoration — he is dating 30-year-old Shauna Mei, the founder of online retailer AHAlife.com. Clark, who was married to Gertrude Kingston Clark for 45 years before filing for divorce last year, is spending time with the young New York-based entrepreneur, who graduated from MIT and worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker before launching her luxury e-commerce site. Clark and Mei were spotted together recently in the Hamptons, prompting rumors of a...
  • General Wesley Clark, 68, is dating fashion entrepreneur HALF his age [trun]

    08/08/2013 8:20:54 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/08/13
    General Wesley Clark launched a failed bid for the presidency in 2004 after retiring from the military in 2000 after a storied career Was married to his wife Gertrude for 46 years before filing for divorce in September 2012 Now said to be dating a 30-year-old found of a fashion retail site Son from his marriage to Gertrude is 13 years OLDER than his girlfriend
  • Report: Obama lied about firing anti-Israel advisor

    11/10/2008 12:06:44 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies · 93+ views
    Israel Today ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    Robert Malley, a top Middle East advisor that US President-elect Barack Obama promised months ago would play no role in his administration due to ties to Hamas, has reportedly been sent out on the next administration's first diplomatic mission. According to a report in Middle East Newsline, Obama dispatched Malley to Egypt and Syria late last week with a message that the he intends to mend and bolster relations with both nations, and to give greater weight to their concerns regarding regional conflicts than did President George W. Bush. During the Democratic Party primaries, Obama was lashed by critics for...
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • Gen. Wesley Clark Co-Hosts New NBC Game Show Starring Todd Palin

    06/21/2012 1:32:08 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 19, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    NBC is premiering a new competition show later this summer, bringing the likes of Sarah Palin‘s husband Todd Palin and singer Nick Lachey together— with former Army General and Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark as co-host. The show, Stars Earn Stripes, describes itself as “a fierce and emotionally charged new competition show honoring America’s armed forces.” Each celebrity contestant will be paired up with an “operative” (meaning: former military or law enforcement member) and make their way through missions “inspired by real military exercises.” Per the press release: “From helicopter drops to long range weapons fire – the competitors will...
  • Gen. Wesley Clark says Libya doesn't meet the test for U.S. military action

    03/11/2011 9:03:59 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 11, 2011 | Wesley K. Clark
    In 1999, when we launched the NATO air campaign against Serbian ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, President Bill Clinton had to state publicly that he didn't intend to use ground troops. He did so in an effort to limit the costs of an initiative that the public and Congress did not consider to be in our nation's vital interest. The administration and I, as the NATO commander in Europe, were in a difficult position, and Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic knew it. But what Milosevic didn't understand was that once we began the strikes - with NATO troops deployed in neighboring countries...
  • Even Wesley Clark Thinks a Libyan War Is a Bad Idea

    03/12/2011 5:19:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    American Conservative ^ | March 12th, 2011 | Daniel Larison
    Advocates for war against Libya can't even count on Wesley Clark to support them. Clark has written an op-ed in which he outlines an updated Weinberger-Powell Doctrine. This is fairly remarkable considering Clark's role as the commanding officer in the illegal war in Kosovo and his later efforts to turn that experience into a political springboard in the 2004 presidential race. Clark's account of the Kosovo war in the op-ed isn't very satisfying, but he makes a solid argument against starting a war with Libya. First, a Libyan war does not serve American interests... Clark points out that a no-fly...
  • Singer James Blunt 'stopped World War 3'

    11/14/2010 11:03:41 AM PST · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 68 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/14/10 | BBC
    Singer James Blunt 'stopped World War 3' James Blunt James Blunt had worldwide hits after leaving the army. Singer James Blunt has told the BBC how he refused an order to attack Russian troops when he was a British soldier in Kosovo. Blunt said he was willing to risk a court martial by rejecting the order from a US General. But he was backed by British General Sir Mike Jackson, who told him "I'm not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War 3". Blunt was ordered to seize an airfield - but the Russians had got...
  • Clinton Aide Wanted Iraq to Shoot Down US Plane

    10/15/2010 2:03:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 15, 2010 | John Johnson
    In 1997, one of Bill Clinton's Cabinet members suggested that Shelton order a US plane to fly low over Baghdad so Saddam would shoot it down and, ta da, give America instant justification for war. "I was so mad I was about to explode," recounts Shelton, thinking about the sacrificial pilot. “Why, of course we can,” he responded. "Just as soon as we get your ass qualified to fly it, I will have it flown just as low and slow as you want to go.” The memoir doesn't name the Cabinet member, but Elliott notes that the way the passage...
  • Growth Energy Statement on Ethanol’s Job Creation Potential [Wesley Clark,Ethanol Field General]

    01/28/2010 5:39:53 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 19 replies · 477+ views
    Growthenergy ^ | 1/28/2010 | Growthenergy
    WASHINGTON, DC – Growth Energy embraced the focus of job creation in President Obama’s State of the Union address yesterday, and today welcomed the words of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, who spoke about the importance of American energy independence during an appearance at the Washington, DC Auto Show just a few yards from where Growth Energy and engine technology leader Ricardo Inc. were displaying a project to demonstrate an ethanol-optimized engine. “Ethanol is an advanced technology fuel that has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs, which as we heard in last night’s State of the Union...
  • Weasley Clark is a Moron

    12/29/2009 5:18:20 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 83 replies · 2,274+ views
    Self | 12/29/09 | Self
    Did anyone hear Weasley Clark on O'reilly? Clark said that the Nigerian is singing like a canary to his interrogators. What interrogators the Nigerian has lawyered up. Clark is a real Butt Minch.
  • 3 Retired Generals Warn of Peril in Attacking Iraq Without Backing of U.N.

    09/23/2002 9:38:37 PM PDT · by newsperson999 · 68 replies · 351+ views
    NYT via TargetIraq ^ | ERIC SCHMITT
    Iraq news wires here WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 — Three retired four-star American generals said today that attacking Iraq without a United Nations resolution supporting military action could limit aid from allies, energize recruiting for Al Qaeda and undermine America's long-term diplomatic and economic interests. "We must continue to persuade the other members of the Security Council of the correctness of our position, and we must not be too quick to take no for an answer," Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The officers' testimony came on...
  • Obama must learn from Vietnam: Gen. Wesley Clark gives the President advice for Afghanistan

    08/17/2009 8:07:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,246+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 17th 2009 | Wesley Clark
    Much has been done in six months to deal with the ongoing war in Afghanistan. We have restated that our aim is to eliminate the threat of Al Qaeda; built a new leadership team, including Special Representative Richard Holbrooke; reinforced our troop strength and adjusted our tactics; and have begun augmenting our force with synchronized diplomatic, political and economic efforts. But can we explain how all of this adds up to an effective strategy that will sustain American engagement in one of the world's least accessible regions? The American people are growing increasingly wary. In a new CNN/Opinion research poll,...
  • HOLLYWOOD HILTON BUSH BASH: "Hate Bush" Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday Night

    12/01/2003 7:00:05 AM PST · by Flux Capacitor · 109 replies · 1,125+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12-1-03 | Matt Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN NOV 30, 2003 20:42:05 ET XXXXX HOLLYWOOD DEMS GATHER FOR 'HATE BUSH' MEETING AT HILTON **Exclusive** Top Hollywood activists and intellectuals are planning to gather this week in Beverly Hills for an event billed as 'Hate Bush,' the DRUDGE REPORT has learned! Laurie David [wife of SEINFELD creator Larry David] has sent out invites to the planned Tuesday evening meeting at the Hilton with the bold heading: 'Hate Bush 12/2 - Event' The message reads: "This is the most important meeting you can attend to prevent the advancement of the current extremist right wing agenda....
  • Local Company Discovers Threat To Obama's Security (Info About President’s Helicopter Found In Iran)

    02/28/2009 6:19:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,940+ views
    wpxi.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2009
    PITTSBURGH -- Target 11 has learned a Cranberry company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks discovered what it said is a potentially serious security breach involving President Barack Obama’s helicopter. Tiversa employees found engineering and communications information about Marine One at an IP address in Tehran, Iran. Bob Boback, CEO of Tiversa, said, ”We found a file containing entire blueprints and avionics package for Marine One,which is the president's helicopter." The company was able to trace the file back to its original source. "What appears to be a defense contractor in Bethesda, MD had a file sharing program on one of...
  • Wesley Clark: Democrats, military must overcome mutual distrust

    12/23/2008 4:18:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1,259+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | December 23, 2008 | General Wesley Clark (USA-Retired)
    The last time the United States elected a Democrat as its president to govern with a majority-Democratic Congress, an immediate fracas arose over gays in the military, reinforcing a partisan story line that Democrats can't be trusted with the nation's security. Sixteen years later, some will certainly be watching how deftly President-elect Barack Obama salutes, or how House Speaker Nancy_Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid say the Pledge of Allegiance. These are symbols, of course, but the national security challenges the nation faces now are anything but symbolic: two wars, an ongoing terrorist menace, a growing list of unmet...
  • Another Jew from Clinton Gov't to Join Obama-Biden Team

    11/13/2008 8:49:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,501+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 11-14-08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Vice President-elect Joe Biden has appointed former Clinton administration aide Ran Klain as his chief of staff, one week after President-elect Barack Obama tapped Clinton aide Rahm Emanuel to head the White House as chief of staff. Both appointees are Jewish, but while Emanuel is an observant Jew, Klain intermarried more than 20 years ago and his family observes Christmas. Klain, like Emanuel, promoted the Oslo Peace Accords, which eventually exploded into the Oslo War that has been raging since September, 2000. Emanuel choreographed the handshake between Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn...
  • Obama Sends Advisor Malley to Cozy Up to Egypt and Syria

    11/09/2008 6:27:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies · 324+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-9-08 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) According to a report on Middle East Newsline, President-elect Barack Obama has dispatched his "senior foreign policy adviser", Robert Malley to Egypt and Syria to outline Obama's policy on the Middle East. Malley reportedly relayed a promise from Obama that the United States would seek to enhance relations with Cairo and reconcile differences with Damascus. "The tenor of the messages was that the Obama administration would take into greater account Egyptian and Syrian interests," an aide to Malley was quoted as saying. The aide said Obama plans to launch a U.S. diplomatic initiative toward Syria. Malley met both Egyptian...
  • Report: Obama Sends Advisor Malley to Cozy Up to Egypt and Syria

    11/09/2008 4:08:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 324+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11/9/08 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) According to a report on Middle East Newsline, President-elect Barack Obama has dispatched his "senior foreign policy adviser", Robert Malley to Egypt and Syria to outline Obama's policy on the Middle East. Malley reportedly relayed a promise from Obama that the United States would seek to enhance relations with Cairo and reconcile differences with Damascus. "The tenor of the messages was that the Obama administration would take into greater account Egyptian and Syrian interests," an aide to Malley was quoted as saying. The aide said Obama plans to launch a U.S. diplomatic initiative toward Syria. Malley met both Egyptian...
  • Gen. Wesley Clark: Iraqis ‘Not Better Off’ After Troop Surge

    11/03/2008 9:51:36 AM PST · by Infidel Puppy · 41 replies · 794+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | Monday, November 03, 2008 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Violence is down in Iraq because of actions taken by Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the U.S. military, but the Iraqi people “are not better off than they were before,” said retired Gen. Wesley Clark in an interview with CNSNews.com following his speech at the U.S.-Arab Policymakers Annual Conference on Thursday.
  • Democrats For McCain (I know you are all being thoroughly entertained by dnc convention)

    08/25/2008 5:51:20 PM PDT · by 82ndABNOfficer · 15 replies · 187+ views
    Democrats For McCaain ^ | 8-25-2008 | Myself
    Obama To Wesley Clark; Your services aren’t needed. Audacity indeed. “General Wesley Clark is not attending the Democratic National Convention. I was told by General Clark’s personal office in Little Rock that he would not be attending. Clark was informed by Barack Obama’s people that there was no reason to come. General Clark has been given no role of any kind at the convention. Rubbing salt in the wound even more, the “theme” of Wednesday’s Democratic convention agenda is “Securing America.” Wesley Clark’s PAC also happens to be called SECURING AMERICA.”….
  • Wesley Clark: Who Cares What The Military Thinks?

    08/24/2008 8:11:10 AM PDT · by paltz · 23 replies · 211+ views
    It is upsetting when current or former military personnel tear apart the troops in some way. Supporters of the military and those currently serving become incensed when individuals with military backgrounds like Congressman John Murtha, D-PA, Senator John Kerry, D-MA, and General Wesley Clark make anti-military remarks. General Wesley Clark is particularly disturbing. Unlike Murtha and Kerry, Clark was actively involved in directing troop movement with a very high military rank in the recent past. While Democratic supporters boast about his Army background, few mentioned his sour condescending nature toward the military. Clark stuck his foot in his mouth back...
  • Wesley Clark's son confirms the snub of his daddy by Obama(dailykos explodes!!)

    08/16/2008 5:09:34 PM PDT · by maccaca · 23 replies · 82+ views
    The rumor that Wesley Clark was not welcomed at Obama's party in Denver is now confirmed by Wesley Clark's son, Wesley Clark Jr. Clark's son just posted a comment on dailykos. I can't post the link here, but here's the quotes. For a long time but we have a very active business that he needs to travel a lot for. He wasn't invited to speak at the convention. I'm sure somebody in his office called the campaign and asked if he was going to be invited to speak because he needs to book meetings for that week if he isn't...
  • Obama to General Wesley Clark: Your Services Not Needed(Clark under Obama's bus)

    08/16/2008 12:26:28 PM PDT · by maccaca · 56 replies · 175+ views
    General Wesley Clark speaking at Yearly Kos Convention in Chicago, 2007) General Wesley Clark is not attending the Democratic National Convention. I was told by General Clark's personal office in Little Rock that he would not be attending. Clark was informed by Barack Obama's people that there was no reason to come. General Clark has been given no role of any kind at the convention. Rubbing salt in the wound even more, the "theme" of Wednesday's Democratic convention agenda is "Securing America." Wesley Clark's PAC also happens to be called SECURING AMERICA. This is a mistake in my view. There...
  • How Does Wesley Clark Rate as Potential VP? (Barf Alert)

    08/15/2008 2:53:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 152+ views
    411 Mania ^ | August 15, 2008 | Brandon Crow
    Because the Obama camp has announced the theme for Wednesday night will be "securing America's future," and that the VP nominee will speak on that night, many have openly pondered about the VP being General Wesley Clark. How would Clark rate as the VP nominee? A few days ago, I posted a column on the Obama campaign's choice to thematically tie the Vice Presidential nominee to their Wednesday night agenda on national security and foreign affairs. Obama's people have titled Wednesday night as "Securing America's Future." Coincidentally, or perhaps not, this slogan also happens to be the mantra of WesPac,...
  • Obama Surrogate John Kerry Throws Obama Surrogate Wesley Clark Under The Bus

    08/03/2008 4:23:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 214+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | August 03, 2008 | Sister Toldjah
    It's a slow news day, so why not throw a little humor out there? Here's Kerry on today's Meet The Press, interviewed by Tom Brokaw: MR. BROKAW: We're going to get to all those issues, but I also want to raise what a surrogate for Senator Obama had to say to my friend Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation." This is former General Wesley Clark talking about John McCain. He said, "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president." He described him as untested and untried. With all due respect,...
  • Wes Clark on the surge: It was a Saudi payoff that worked

    07/23/2008 8:41:25 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 69 replies · 141+ views
    HotAir ^ | 7-23-08 | Ed Morrissey
    John McCormack catches Wes Clark in a couple of egregious errors on the surge today on Morning Joe. The lesser mistake is Clark’s insistence that the surge didn’t involve Anbar at all, when as McCormack notes the Marines sent two extra battalions to the hotbed of terrorist activity as part of the increased deployment. Worse, though, Clark tries to tell Scarborough that the surge had nothing to do with the Marines, and everything to do with the Saudis paying off the Sunni tribes: This isn’t exactly a lost history. Actually, 4,000 extra Marines went to Anbar. The extra Marine battalions...
  • No More Wesley Clark to Kick Around

    07/08/2008 4:56:36 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 55 replies · 177+ views
    WSJ: Political Diary ^ | July 08, 2008 | John Fund
    It looks as if Wesley Clark is waving the white flag -- sort of -- in an attempt to avoid more discussion of his remarks on "Face the Nation" a week ago suggesting that John McCain's military experience didn't at all qualify him to be president. When the former general and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate was criticized for those remarks, he dug in and defended them. Then members of his own party begged him to get off center stage. "On a scale of 1 to 10, Clark's words were a 10 in terms of unhelpfulness," a prominent Democratic consultant told...
  • Wesley Clark and His Mouth: Obama’s Stuck With Both of Them

    07/07/2008 9:11:31 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 42 replies · 79+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | July 7, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    If you’re Barack Obama, and you’re looking for a retired general to make the implausible case that you’re ready to handle America’s national security concerns, you can’t afford to be choosy. So Obama is stuck with Wesley Clark – a man whose public utterances are usually bizarre and often hilarious. Clark stepped in it a week ago on CBS’s Face the Nation when he offered the following scintillating assessment of John McCain’s qualifications: “Well, I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president.” Oh, to be sitting with Obama as he...
  • (Vanity) A question for Weasley Clark

    07/07/2008 8:52:37 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 15 replies · 815+ views
    7-7-08 | Edzo
    Mr. Clark I am very confused by your recent comments suggesting that McCain being a prisoner of war didn't qualify as experience when it came to being commander in chief. So I was curious to see how long Senator McCain was a prisoner of war, and did you know that Senator McCain was a POW in VIETNAM longer than Obama has been a senator? that's right see McCain was held and tortured by our enemies from 1967 to 1973 Obama has only been in the senate since he took the oath of office in 2005, even if I give Obama...
  • Wes Clark's sniping at McCain backfires

    07/05/2008 3:25:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 35 replies · 158+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 02, 2008 | Elizabeth Sullivan
    Kosovo war commander and decorated Vietnam vet Wesley Clark was never shot down during war. Maybe that's why the retired general, ex-NATO war leader and former presidential candidate chose this aspect of John McCain's war record to carp about last Sunday, when he said, "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president." Yet McCain wasn't just shot down. He also was brutalized and tortured during five years of North Vietnamese captivity, a period during which McCain gallantly refused the early release his captors offered because he was an admiral's son....
  • Wesley Clark 'Moving On' [Relieved of Command: Part Deux]

    07/05/2008 6:22:25 AM PDT · by Eurale · 28 replies · 553+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 5, 2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    Four days after his controversial “Face the Nation” appearance, retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark is taking a break from the presidential campaign — but many Democratic insiders think he has already been crossed off the list of Barack Obama’s potential running mates. Sunday morning on CBS News, Clark argued that John McCain’s military experience — and his years as a prisoner of war — in no way qualified him to be president. Following his appearance, one prominent liberal blog, apparently seeing the genie as out of the bottle, launched into a considerably harsher attacks on McCain’s service headlined “Honestly, besides...
  • Michael Medved: Weasley's "Judgment"

    07/05/2008 4:24:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 277+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 03, 2008 | Michael Medved
    Let’s leave aside for a moment General Weasley Clark’s increasingly embarrassing attempts to defend his “Face the Nation” claim that “his hero” John McCain is actually unqualified for the presidency. When asked by a half-dozen interviewers to specify one area in which his candidate, Barack Obama, is actually MORE qualified than McCain, the Weasley One always returns to the same word – “judgment.” Obama’s qualified, in other words, because he displayed better judgment than McCain on the issue of the Iraq War. But there’s an obvious follow-up to this argument that General Clark hasn’t yet faced.. He suggests that “judgment”...
  • Bad time to question McCain's qualifications

    07/05/2008 3:55:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 292+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 4, 2008 | Steve Huntley
    It was perverse -- not to mention tone-deaf and foolish -- for Barack Obama's supporters to pick the week of July Fourth to attack John McCain's military background. The cliche rings true: With political friends like these, Obama doesn't need enemies. First up was retired Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark, who told CBS' "Face the Nation" that "I don't think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president." That was tame compared with a vile posting by the nut-roots liberal Americablog.com headlined "Honestly, besides being tortured, what did McCain do to excel in...
  • It may well come down to experience

    07/05/2008 3:34:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 127+ views
    The Winter Haven News Chief ^ | July 5, 2008 | Dan K. Thomasson
    WASHINGTON - Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, an advisor to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, says being shot down in an airplane doesn't qualify one to be president, a reference to Sen. John McCain's experience in Vietnam. He is absolutely correct. But it also doesn't make him any less qualified. In fact, it gives McCain a perspective on war and its horrors that his opponent, who quickly disavowed Clark's unapologetic comment, certainly doesn't have. And from that standpoint it puts the presumptive Republican nominee even further up on the Oval Office qualifications meter. It is doubtful many voters would...
  • The World's Worst PR Guy spins for Wesley Clark

    07/04/2008 6:45:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 126+ views
    23/6 News ^ | July 03, 2008 | Teddy Wayne
    Retired General Wesley Clark has gotten into hot water for his remarks expressing doubts about John McCain's fitness to lead the nation, despite McCain's Navy service and status as a former prisoner of war. It's a good Clark has 23/6's resident PR expert to defend him: STATEMENT FROM THE WORLD'S WORST PR GUY: Ladies and gentlemen of the press, thank you for meeting me at this Captain D's Seafood Kitchen as I elaborate on the comments of my client, Wesley Clark. First off, Gen. Clark's comments were taken wildly out of context. Yes, he said, "I don't think riding in...
  • Rove’s Third Term

    07/04/2008 4:23:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 646+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/04/08 | PAUL KRUGMAN
    Rove’s Third Term By PAUL KRUGMAN Al Gore never claimed that he invented the Internet. Howard Dean didn’t scream. Hillary Clinton didn’t say she was staying in the race because Barack Obama might be assassinated. And Wesley Clark didn’t impugn John McCain’s military service. Scott McClellan, the former White House press secretary, titled his tell-all memoir “What Happened.” But a true account of modern American politics should be titled “What Didn’t Happen.” Again and again we’ve had media firestorms over supposedly revealing incidents that never actually took place. The latest fake scandal fit the usual pattern as an awkwardly phrased...
  • [Free Republic Mention] The horror: Vietnam defines another election (Obama supporter tantrum)

    07/03/2008 10:05:37 PM PDT · by bd476 · 52 replies · 321+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 4 July 2008 | By Julian Delasantellis
    ...Los Angeles Times writer Peter Nicholas claimed that Clark "didn't pay proper homage to McCain's greatest sacrifice: five-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam". In the New York Times, Jeff Zeleny uncritically repeated comments by McCain supporters that the comments by Clark "impugned McCain's patriotism"... ... the response of the American print media was a veritable debutante cotillion compared with the dark alley mugging Clark would face on America's cable television news networks. Led by Fox News, but with CNN and MSNBC nipping enthusiastically at its baying heels, Clark was said to have been guilty of...
  • McCain Qualified More Than Obama

    07/03/2008 1:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 92+ views
    The list of people Sen. Barack Obama probably wishes were passive, rather than active, supporters of his bid for the presidency is growing. Already on the list are the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the Rev. Michael Pfleger. Obama may be ready to add retired Gen. Wesley Clark. Clark, not a stranger to foot-in-mouth disease, on Sunday took a shot at Sen. John McCain's fitness to be president. Stressing that he views McCain as a hero, Clark said of the Republican candidate for president, "Well, I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification for...
  • Fred Thompson's Remarks At The National Right Life Conference

    07/03/2008 9:03:50 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 57 replies · 116+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | July 03, 2008 | Fred Thompson
    There has been a lot of talk about the need for change in this country. That is Senator Obama's mantra, of course. And all of the commentators say, "It is a change election." Well, I can understand why the call for change is so powerful considering the pitiful condition that our country is in. We simply have the most prosperous, freest and strongest country in the history of the world. So we can understand why liberal politicians and their supporters see the need for great change. On a more serious note, we have long recognized the role change plays in...
  • FLASHBACK: Wesley Clark, Then and Now [videos]

    07/03/2008 7:41:33 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 13 replies · 110+ views
    Instapundit.com ^ | July 03, 2008 | Glenn Reynolds
    FLASHBACK: Wesley Clark, Then and Now. Plus, dodging missiles. [videos]
  • ENPR: Republicans Demoralized But Presidential Race Still Close

    07/02/2008 2:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 94+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 2, 2008 | Robert Novak and Timothy P. Carney
    Outlook 1. From the standpoint of morale, enthusiasm, and confidence, the presidential election can be called no contest—Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain. The Republican candidate has not used the long period since he clinched the nomination to establish an effective campaign strategy. The level of depression among Republicans outside the McCain inner circle is worsening as Obama inches his way rightward, toward the middle of the road (at least rhetorically). 2. Actually, it still looks like a close race on a state-by-state basis. Despite the enthusiasm gap, this remains a winnable race for McCain in a terrible Republican...
  • Tony Blankley: [John McCain]Formed on the Anvil of His Captivity

    07/02/2008 12:22:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 113+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 02, 2008 | Tony Blankley
    As of today, Sen. Barack Obama is about halfway through his "patriotism theme week" message cycle. As of 2008, Sen. John McCain is about seven-ninths through his patriotism theme life cycle. I guess that is the difference between the new politics and the old patriotism. The Obama campaign launched its new politics patriotism week last Sunday, with retired Gen. Wes "Speichellecker" Clark smearing John McCain's war record -- even to the point of the former general saying that "riding" in a fighter plane and getting shot down are not qualifications for being president. Well, in fact, McCain wasn't riding, of...
  • Kathleen Parker: Courage Under Fire (Weasleygate)

    07/01/2008 11:44:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 134+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 2, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    WASHINGTON -- Being shot down may not qualify one to be president, as retired Gen. Wesley Clark infamously said recently. But what men do under fire might tell us about the character we may discover in a president. Clark's precise words, aimed at undermining John McCain's executive experience, were: "I don't think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president." In fairness, Clark also praised McCain's heroism, saying that he honored his service as a prisoner of war and even that "he was a hero to me." Predictably, Republicans were outraged and Democrats...
  • Wesley Clark Continues His Blasts At McCain

    07/01/2008 7:56:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 339+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | July 01, 2008 | John Hawkins
    To start off, as many of you have already read, Obama threw Wes Clark, if not under the bus, at least into the bumper "As he's said many times before, Senator Obama honors and respects Senator McCain's service, and of course he rejects yesterday's statement by General Clark," said Obama campaign spokeman Bill Burton. Is this what the Hope 'n Change xPress will bring us throughout the campaign? Some Obama supporter comes out, says something nasty, gets the talking point out there for all to see, then Obama, who really needs to wash the blood and gore off his bus...
  • So Obama Didn't Repudiate Clark's Comments? (Chaos at Camp Obama)

    07/01/2008 3:50:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 425+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2008 | Matt Lewis
    Day three of the Clark controversy, and things keep getting more and more interesting. Today, Barack Obama is apparently denying that his own speech yesterday in Ohio -- where we all assumed he was specifically repudiating Clark's comments -- was, in fact, aimed at Gen. Clark. Here is what Obama had to say today: "... I notice that I think in at least one publication it was reported that my comments yesterday about Senator McCain were in a response to General Clark. I think my staff will confirm that was in a draft of that speech that I had written...
  • Clark Seeks to Clarify Critical Remarks of McCain’s Military Service

    07/01/2008 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 50 replies · 85+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2008
    Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, who caused a stir over the weekend when he dismissed John McCain’s military service as a qualification for the presidency, stood by his remarks on Tuesday but sought to soothe ruffled feathers after Barack Obama was forced to distance himself from his campaign surrogate. But after two days of angry responses and denunciations on both sides, Clark tried to clarify that while he respects McCain’s military service, he believes Obama has better judgment — without having served in the military — to be president, while Obama downplayed the impact of Clark’s comments.
  • Ollie North calls Wes Clark "petty and small"

    06/30/2008 2:00:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies · 146+ views
    Fox News/YouTube ^ | June 30, 2008 | Oliver North
    Ollie North calls Wes Clark "petty and small"
  • Barack Obama slaps down Wesley Clark -- gently (after Obama sent him out there in the first place)

    06/30/2008 1:37:20 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 53 replies · 213+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/30/2008 | Scott Martelle
    Barack Obama just delivered a speech on patriotism in Independence, Mo., hometown of what was once America's most powerful haberdasher, and offered a mild rebuke to Wesley Clark, who took on John McCain's military record the other day in rather scorching terms. And just to make it clear, an Obama spokesman sent out this brief statement as Obama was speaking: "As he's said many times before, Senator Obama honors and respects Senator McCain's service, and, of course, he rejects yesterday's statement by General Clark." Obama's speech focused on his own sense of patriotism, quoting Mark Twain (it's good to quote...