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  • Wes Clark: We must not let Republicans play politics with National Security [Double bag alert!]

    02/18/2004 9:26:32 AM PST · by jmcclain19 · 11 replies · 165+ views
    A Message from Wes ClarkFebruary 18, 2004    Dear loyal supporter,I can't thank you enough for all the support you've shown my family and me over the past 5 months, and especially in the last week since my decision to leave the presidential race.  Your emails, letters, and phone calls have meant a lot to Gert and me.Right now, we're looking forward to a little time off.  Today, Gert and I are flying to Los Angeles to spend the next week with Wes, Astrid, and my new grandson.  During the next few weeks, I'll be reflecting a lot on all...
  • Clark's Son Blasts Media for Campaign Coverage

    02/03/2004 12:49:21 PM PST · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 145+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/03/04 | Arthur Spiegelman
    Clark's Son Blasts Media for Campaign Coverage 31 minutes ago Add Politics to My Yahoo! By Arthur Spiegelman OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Retired general Wesley Clark (news - web sites)'s only son blasted the media for its coverage of his father's bid for the Democratic nomination Tuesday and said he would like to see his father withdraw from the race if he does not win the Oklahoma primary. Reuters Photo AP Photo Slideshow: Wesley Clark Wesley Clark Jr. a 34-year-old screenwriter, in a meeting with reporters while his father called voters from a phone bank, said; "I'd like to see...
  • 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...
  • Wesley Clark's "True Values" [faith, family, patriotism, and inclusion]

    01/29/2004 11:03:11 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 7 replies · 123+ views
    clark04.com ^ | January 29, 2004 | Wesley Clark
    Wesley K. Clark Remarks for True Values Tour Tulsa, Oklahoma January 28, 2004Good morning, Tulsa! It's great to here today, in my first stop after a very successful night in New Hampshire! For four months now, I've traveled the country, talking to voters, and more importantly, listening to them. And what I'm hearing down here in Oklahoma is no different than what I've heard in New Hampshire and across America: under George W. Bush, America has lost its way. Eight million Americans are out of work. Forty-four million without health care. College costs are through the roof. And twelve...
  • DESERTER LINES (Clark considering op-research into W's Guard service)

    01/27/2004 9:11:46 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 41 replies · 208+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 01/28/04 | Prowler
    Apparently tired of being challenged on supporter Michael Moore's assertion that President Bush was a "deserter," Wesley Clark's campaign is considering hiring a private investigator to look into Bush's activities in Texas and Alabama during his National Guard service way back when. At least one other campaign is said to be considering sending opposition researchers down south to look into Bush's record. In the past, campaign staffers for both Clinton and Gore had tried to make hay of the rumors that Bush had somehow taken advantage of his family name during that period. Despite of months of effort, they failed...
  • WESLEY CLARK: MOORE HAS RIGHT TO CALL BUSH 'A DESERTER' -- Even Peter Jennings Is Appalled!

    01/26/2004 2:30:54 PM PST · by BurkesLaw · 38 replies · 176+ views
    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...
  • Clark Ran Afoul of His Bosses While NATO Commander Because He Was Less Than Forthcoming

    01/25/2004 7:20:46 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 66 replies · 299+ views
    Prnewswire ^ | Sunday January 25, 9:57 am ET
    Press Release Source: Newsweek NEWSWEEK: Clark Ran Afoul of His Bosses While NATO Commander Because He Was Less Than Forthcoming, A Knowledgeable Source Says Sunday January 25, 9:57 am ET Clark Insists: 'The Buck Usually Stopped On My Desk' # NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- When Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters last September that General Wesley Clark was fired as commander of NATO because of "integrity and character issues" an uneasy pall was cast over Clark's presidential bid. Now, Newsweek has learned that Clark ran afoul of his bosses while NATO...
  • Clark Questions Patriotism of Rich! [gotta hear this audio clip!]

    01/24/2004 11:13:50 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 17 replies · 147+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | January 23, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Clark Questions Patriotism of Rich! January 23, 2004 On Friday, WGIR radio host Mike Ball asked fired General Wesley Clark - a.k.a. General Jack D. Ripper - about his plan to force people with incomes over a million dollars a year to pay for all his social programs. Ball referenced the fact that those people already pay a largely disproportionate share of the taxes in this country. (data) Again, the top 1% in this country (those making $293K+) earned 37.42% of all the income tax revenue the IRS collected in 2000 and 33.9% of it in 2001. Clark snapped,...
  • Lehane Doesn't Deny He's Clark's Dirty Trickster

    01/24/2004 10:57:21 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 145+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/24/04 | Limbacher
    Former Clinton White House attack dog and one-time Gore campaign communications director Chris Lehane didn't deny last Sunday allegations that he's Gen. Wesley Clark's presidential campaign dirty trickster. Asked if he was "the guy behind the dirty tricks," Lehane brushed aside the question, telling Fox News Channel's Rita Cosby, "Well, you know, there has not been a single thing that's been covered on Howard Dean or any of these other candidates that was not accurate and true. Reporters report the information based on the facts." Cosby pressed Lehane to confirm or deny his role as the Clark campaign's primo attack...
  • What about Weasley?

    01/22/2004 1:18:24 PM PST · by FlyLow · 3 replies · 164+ views
    Boortz Blast ^ | 1-22-04 | Neal Boortz
    The fired NATO Supreme Allied Commander continues to win friends and influence others, this time by questioning other people's military service. Speaking about his rival John Kerry, Weasly actually said "Well, he's got a military background, but nobody in the race has got the kind of background I've got. I've negotiated peace agreements, I've made a major alliance in war." What a pathetic waste of space. It's a wonder his head fits through the door. It's also obvious that the Clintonistas are running the campaign, with Bill and Hitlary pulling the strings. Weasly has now decided that the best way...
  • Clark Hints at Bush's Military Service

    01/17/2004 10:59:17 PM PST · by KQQL · 92 replies · 237+ views
    story.news.yahoo.com ^ | 01/17/2004 | TOM RAUM/AP
    PEMBROKE, N.H. - Wesley Clark (news - web sites) suggested Saturday that questions remain about President Bush (news - web sites)'s Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air National Guard, but the retired general stopped short of endorsing a comment by actor-director Michael Moore that Bush was "a deserter." Moore, a Clark supporter, introduced the Democratic presidential nominee at a campaign rally here by saying he looked forward to debates between Clark, if he wins the Democratic nomination, and Bush. "I want to see that debate: the general versus the deserter," Moore said to enthusiastic applause at a packed rally in...
  • 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...
  • (LIAR) Wesley Clark Releases His Financial Data

    01/16/2004 6:07:06 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 14 replies · 107+ views
    WINS News ^ | 1/16/04
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Wesley Clark's income quickly multiplied after his retirement from the military, rising to $1.6 million in 2002, according to financial records released Friday by the Democratic presidential candidate. More than $1 million of Clark's 2002 income came from speaking fees and from payments he received as a military analyst for CNN. Clark released five years of military records, tax returns and other financial documents. He and his wife, Gertrude, saw their family income soar after he retired in 2000 from the Army. The Clarks' joint tax returns show an adjusted gross income of $92,673 in 1998...
  • Wesley Clark - the real Democratic dud

    01/15/2004 11:06:06 PM PST · by Destro · 2 replies · 175+ views
    THE STRAITS TIMES ^ | JAN 16, 2004 FRI | DOUG BANDOW
    JAN 16, 2004 FRI Wesley Clark - the real Democratic dud BY DOUG BANDOW FOR THE STRAITS TIMES FORMER General Wesley Clark has become the great hope for establishment Democrats seeking to stop front-runner Howard Dean in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. Yet Gen Clark, who has based his campaign on his foreign policy credentials, actually has the strangest foreign policy views of anyone in America's presidential race. While Democrats were firing away at each other in the aftermath of the capture of Saddam Hussein, Gen Clark was at The Hague, seeking to hype his candidacy by testifying...
  • Clark testimony to Congress contradicts antiwar position

    01/15/2004 9:54:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 100+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/16/04 | Brian DeBose
    <p>Congressional testimony by Wesley Clark in fall 2002 contradicts the early antiwar stance the candidate has promoted since entering the race last summer.</p> <p>At a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee in September 2002, Mr. Clark expressed no misgivings about the imminent war with Iraq and called deposed dictator Saddam Hussein a credible threat to the United States. Since then, Mr. Clark has proclaimed his strong opposition to the war "from the beginning," and has continued to state that position at debates and events nationwide.</p>
  • GOP chair claims Clark supported war; transcripts show otherwise

    01/15/2004 7:49:45 PM PST · by Buck W. · 26 replies · 83+ views
    Mississippi Sun Herald ^ | Jan. 15, 2004 | DANA HULL AND DREW BROWN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - (KRT) - Ed Gillespie, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, charged Thursday that retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark endorsed President Bush's policy toward Iraq two weeks before Congress voted to authorize Bush to go to war. If true, that would contradict the core message of Clark's presidential campaign. The complete transcript of Clark's Sept. 26, 2002, testimony, however, reveals that Clark didn't endorse Bush's policy during the congressional hearing, and that the Republican charge is based on selected excerpts of his remarks. Gillespie accurately quoted portions of Clark's testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in...
  • General Dud

    01/15/2004 1:13:51 PM PST · by DTA · 3 replies · 163+ views
    THE NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | 2004-01-15 | Doug Bandow
    January 15, 2004, 8:45 a.m. General Dud Wes Clark's no foreign-policy wiz. By Doug Bandow Former General Wesley Clark has become the great hope for establishment Democrats seeking to stop frontrunner Howard Dean. Yet Clark, who has based his campaign on his foreign-policy credentials, actually has the strangest foreign-policy views of anyone in the presidential race. While Democrats were firing away at each other in the aftermath of the capture of Saddam Hussein, Gen. Clark was at the Hague, seeking to hype his candidacy by testifying at the U.N. trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Clark, who prosecuted the...
  • 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
    MichaelMoore.com ^ | 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...
  • Clark Statement Before House Committee on Armed Services

    01/15/2004 12:02:53 PM PST · by leprechaun9 · 1 replies · 51+ views
    http://www.house.gov/hasc/openingstatementsandpressreleases/107thcongress/02-09-26clark.html | September 26, 2002 | Wes Clark
    Address for Clark's Testimony on Iraq War: http://www.house.gov/hasc/openingstatementsandpressreleases/107thcongress/02-09-26clark.html
  • CLARK'S APRIL 2003 OP-ED IN THE TIMES (LONDON): "WHAT MUST BE DONE TO COMPLETE A GREAT VICTORY"

    01/15/2004 10:07:29 AM PST · by tellw · 13 replies · 247+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | April 10, 2003 | Wesley Clark
    Can anything be more moving than the joyous throngs swarming the streets of Baghdad? Memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the defeat of Milosevic in Belgrade flood back. Statues and images of Saddam are smashed and defiled. Liberation is at hand. Liberation - the powerful balm that justifies painful sacrifice, erases lingering doubt and reinforces bold actions. Already the scent of victory is in the air. Yet a bit more work and some careful reckoning need to be done before we take our triumph. In the first place, the final military success needs to be assured. Whatever...
  • WES CLARK MADE CASE FOR IRAQ WAR BEFORE CONGRESS; TRANSCRIPT REVEALED

    01/15/2004 9:04:06 AM PST · by MMkennedy · 3 replies · 87+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 1/15/2004 | Matt Drudge
    WES CLARK MADE CASE FOR IRAQ WAR BEFORE CONGRESS; TRANSCRIPT REVEALED **World Exclusive** Two months ago Democratic hopeful Wesley Clark declared in a debate that he has always been firmly against the current Iraq War. "I've been very consistent... I've been against this war from the beginning," the former general said in Detroit on October 26. "I was against it last summer, I was against it in the fall, I was against it in the winter, I was against it in the spring. And I'm against it now." But just six month prior in an op-ed in the LONDON TIMES...
  • WES CLARK MADE CASE FOR IRAQ WAR BEFORE CONGRESS; PRAISED PERLE ANALYSIS; TRANSCRIPT REVEALED

    01/15/2004 8:04:43 AM PST · by TheConservator · 143 replies · 203+ views
    Drudge ^ | 1/15/2004 | Drudge
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  • Clark Vows to Refocus NATO, Crush Al Qaeda

    01/14/2004 5:53:23 PM PST · by Flavius · 33 replies · 133+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 1/14/04 | By Andrew Clark
    Clark Vows to Refocus NATO, Crush Al Qaeda Wed January 14, 2004 08:42 PM ET (Page 1 of 2) By Andrew Clark CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - Retired general and U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark on Wednesday promised to refocus the NATO alliance on a counterterrorism role and form an elite international strike force to "stomp out" Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network. Clark, a former NATO supreme commander, has bitterly criticized President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq as a distraction from the core task of protecting America from future terrorist attacks. "Like many Americans,...
  • Coulter: The Democrats' Idea of a General

    01/14/2004 4:32:15 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 34 replies · 501+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan. 14, 2004 | 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, not...
  • Clark Proposes a New Mission for NATO

    01/14/2004 12:45:29 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 10 replies · 135+ views
    CONCORD, N.H. - Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark (news - web sites) on Wednesday proposed giving the North Atlantic Treaty Organization a new mission in tracking down international terrorists like Osama bin Laden (news - web sites). The retired general's proposals came as his campaign sought to make the most of recent gains in polls showing him moving within striking distance of Howard Dean (news - web sites) in New Hampshire. Clark, who has been drawing larger crowds at campaign stops across the state in recent days, was presenting a plan to improve homeland security and the war on terror....
  • Wesley Clark Calls for Probe on Iraq War

    01/14/2004 10:28:33 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 49 replies · 152+ views
    AP ^ | January 13, 2004 | AP
    Wesley Clark Calls for Probe on Iraq War MANCHESTER, N.H. - Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark on Tuesday criticized the timing of an investigation of former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and suggested President Bush was more concerned with "political security" than national security. Campaigning in New Hampshire two weeks before its primary election, Clark called for a full congressional investigation into why the United States went to war in Iraq. "We don't know what the motivation was. We just don't know. We've spent $180 billion on it, we've lost 480 Americans, we've got 2,500 with life-changing injuries," the retired general...
  • CLARK IN NEW TV FIB: I NEVER SUPPORTED IRAQ WAR!!

    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...
  • Wesley Clark Responds to Criticism of Pro-Abortion View

    01/14/2004 6:18:43 AM PST · by NYer · 42 replies · 193+ views
    LifeNews ^ | January 13, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Manchester, NH (LifeNews.com) -- Wesley Clark over the weekend responded to criticism of comments he made to a New Hampshire newspaper where he said he would never appoint pro-life judges and that he supported keeping abortion legal until the day of birth.At a New Hampshire event, Clark defended his position on judges, but a staff member attempted to play down his remarks -- saying that the Manchester Union Leader newspaper attempted to bully him into taking an extreme position. The newspaper stands by its interview with the former general.“I'm pro-choice and I believe that if judges are of judicial...
  • Patriot Games: Wesley Clark tries to push ahead

    01/13/2004 9:10:31 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 3 replies · 120+ views
    NRO ^ | 1/13/2004 | Rich Lowry
    CONCORD, N.H. — Democrats in New Hampshire nervous that frontrunner Howard Dean is too gaffe-prone and harshly anti-Bush are beginning to turn to ... Gen. Wesley Clark? Anyone who listens to what Clark says on the stump every day can only consider his surge — fueled partly by doubts about the seemingly out-of-control Dean — with incredulity. Clark isn't much of a substantive or tonal alternative to the former Vermont governor. He's just Dean with medals. If anything, Clark is more outrageous than the front-runner, routinely questioning President Bush's patriotism. At two recent town-hall meetings in Concord, Clark regaled his...
  • Wesley Clark says democracy is at risk in America' Vows to win Texas in November

    01/13/2004 8:05:36 PM PST · by nwrep · 53 replies · 414+ views
    NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE ^ | January 14, 2004
    General Wesley Clark unleashed his most blistering attack yet on the Bush administration in the president's home state Monday, vowing to win Texas in November if he is the Democratic nominee. "I think we're at risk with our democracy," Clark told an audience of about 500 people at a fund-raiser at the Westin Galleria hotel. "I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame. They are a threat to what this nation stands for, and we need to get him out of the White House. And we're going...
  • Clark Questions Bush's Patriotism

    01/13/2004 5:59:06 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 88 replies · 197+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | Tuesday January 13, 2004; 8:28 p.m. EST
    Tuesday January 13, 2004; 8:28 p.m. EST Clark Questions Bush's Patriotism Democratic presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark has opened up a particularly noxious line of attack against President Bush, blatantly questioning the president's patriotism during several speeches in New Hampshire this week. Reports the National Review Online's Rich Lowry, at two recent town-hall meetings in Concord, Clark repeatedly charged that Bush was unpatriotic. "I don't think it's patriotic to put on a flight suit and prance around on the deck of an aircraft carrier looking for a photo op," he railed. "We have a president of the United States who...
  • Clark: Bush more concerned with 'political security' than national security

    01/13/2004 1:49:30 PM PST · by KQQL · 29 replies · 121+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 01/13/2004 | TOM RAUM
    Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark on Tuesday criticized the timing of an investigation of former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and suggested President Bush was more concerned with "political security" than national security. Campaigning in New Hampshire two weeks before its primary election, Clark called for a full congressional investigation into why the United States went to war in Iraq. "We don't know what the motivation was. We just don't know. We've spent $180 billion on it, we've lost 480 Americans, we've got 2,500 with life-changing injuries," the retired general told reporters. Clark contended that Bush was obsessed with Iraqi leader...
  • 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...
  • Wesley Clark's Loose Lips [Six Priceless Quotes From Clinton's Pick for the Dem Nomination]

    01/13/2004 6:43:28 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 21 replies · 271+ views
    Slate ^ | 1/12/04 | Chris Suellentrop
    Wesley Clark's Loose LipsSix quotes overheard in New Hampshire. By Chris Suellentrop Posted Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at 5:47 PM PT Whether it's true or not, Gen. Wesley Clark's rise in the polls in New Hampshire is being partly attributed to some voters having "cold feet" about former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, especially Dean's penchant for making statements that are quickly seized upon by Fox News or the Republican Party as evidence of unpatriotic disloyalty. But Clark has the same propensity for speaking imprecisely off the cuff. Here are some statements I heard him make last week during my trip...
  • WACKO CLARK: Bush 'Never Intended' to Get Bin Laden (Call the men with the white coats!)

    01/13/2004 7:57:59 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 26 replies · 533+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/13/04
    In what may be the wackiest allegation yet uttered on the campaign trail this year, Democratic presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark is charging that President Bush "never intended" to capture 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. "We bombed Afghanistan, we missed Osama Bin Laden, partly because the president never intended to put the resources in to get Osama Bin Laden," Clark told schoolchildren in Bedford, New Hampshire last Tuesday. "All along, right after 9/11," the conspiracy-minded general claimed, "[the Bush White House] made their mind up, I guess, that we were going to go after Saddam Hussein. That's what people in...
  • Clark spins 2002 statement linking al-Qaida, Iraq

    01/13/2004 3:43:35 AM PST · by billorites · 4 replies · 108+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | January 13, 2004 | Holly Ramer/AP
    LONDONDERRY (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark said Monday a statement he made in 2002 about connections between Iraq and al-Qaida was consistent with his belief that Saddam Hussein was not linked to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In an October 2002 news conference in which he endorsed a New Hampshire Democrat for Congress, Clark said, "Certainly there's a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida."According to a videotape provided by a rival campaign, Clark continued: "It doesn't surprise me at all that they would be talking to al-Qaida, that there would be some al-Qaida there or that Saddam Hussein might...
  • Clark says 2002 Iraq statement consistent

    01/12/2004 12:04:04 PM PST · by kattracks · 16 replies · 105+ views
    AP | 1/12/04 | HOLLY RAMER
    LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark said Monday a statement he made in 2002 about connections between Iraq and al-Qaida was consistent with his belief that Saddam Hussein was not linked to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. In an October 2002 news conference in which he endorsed a New Hampshire Democrat for Congress, Clark said, "Certainly there's a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida." Clark continued: "It doesn't surprise me at all that they would be talking to al-Qaida, that there would be some al-Qaida there or that Saddam Hussein might even be, you know, discussing, 'Gee, I...
  • THE RETIRED GENERAL. Tape Shows General Clark Linking Iraq and Al Qaeda.

    01/12/2004 11:36:34 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 21 replies · 215+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 12, 2004 | By EDWARD WYATT
    MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 11 — Less than a year before he entered the race for the Democratic nomination for president, Gen. Wesley K. Clark said that he believed there was a connection between the Iraqi government and Al Qaeda. The statement by General Clark in October 2002 as he endorsed a New Hampshire candidate for Congress is a sign of how the general's position on Iraq seems to have changed over time, though he insists his position has been consistent. "Certainly there's a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda," he said in 2002. "It doesn't surprise me at all that...
  • CLINTON IS CLARK'S DOLLAR BILL

    01/12/2004 12:46:13 AM PST · by kattracks · 34 replies · 227+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/12/04 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    <p>January 12, 2004 -- ALBANY - Bill and Hillary Clinton have told friends that now is the "key moment" for Wesley Clark's presidential campaign, and the former president has begun making last-minute fund-raising calls, key Democrats say. "Bill is said to be personally involved and it's believed he's begun making money calls on Clark's behalf," one of the state's best-connected Democratic activists told The Post.</p>
  • Tape Shows General Clark Linking Iraq and Al Qaeda

    01/12/2004 12:26:57 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 70 replies · 16,664+ views
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 12, 2004 | EDWARD WYATT
    MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 11 — Less than a year before he entered the race for the Democratic nomination for president, Gen. Wesley K. Clark said that he believed there was a connection between the Iraqi government and Al Qaeda. The statement by General Clark in October 2002 as he endorsed a New Hampshire candidate for Congress is a sign of how the general's position on Iraq seems to have changed over time, though he insists his position has been consistent. "Certainly there's a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda," he said in 2002. "It doesn't surprise me at all that...
  • Clark Says O'Neill Book Vindicates Him

    01/11/2004 7:34:16 PM PST · by KQQL · 25 replies · 150+ views
    newsday.com ^ | January 11, 2004, 8:16 PM EST | KATE McCANN
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark says a book by former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill vindicates what he has said all along about the U.S. invasion of Iraq.</p> <p>While rallying campaign volunteers Sunday at his Manchester headquarters, Clark praised O'Neill for "The Price of Loyalty," which contends the United States began the war on Iraq just days after President Bush took office -- more than two years before the start of the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.</p>
  • Clark's guarantee: Editorial Blasts Wesley Clark for guarantee against future attacks if elected

    01/10/2004 8:03:19 PM PST · by nwrep · 54 replies · 324+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | Jan 9, 2004
    # Can even a four-star general promise to prevent all attacks? Just as former governor Howard Dean seeks safer ground, Gen. Wesley Clark is marching in the opposite direction. Clark said yesterday the United States has nothing to fear from biological or nuclear weapons as long as the country remains united and takes the correct approach to security. He characterized as big lies the conventional wisdom that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks could not have been prevented and that another major terrorist strike is inevitable. "If I'm president of the United States, I'm going to take care of the...
  • Gaffney: Clark's 9/11 Pledge Disqualifies Him

    01/10/2004 7:33:44 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 30 replies · 164+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/10/04 | Limbacher
    Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Frank Gaffney blasted Gen. Wesley Clark on Saturday, saying the general's claim that he could guarantee America wouldn't be hit by another terrorist attack during a Clark administration renders him unfit to be president. "I think it's a disqualifying statement, frankly," Gaffney told WABC Radio's Monica Crowley. "I think it's that serious." "Either the man is completely out of touch with reality or he is prepared to say anything to get elected," Gaffney continued. "The idea that anyone could promise that there will be no more terrorist attacks on America if you vote for me...
  • Clark doubts inevitability of terror attacks against U.S.

    01/10/2004 5:59:57 PM PST · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 95+ views
    Az Central ^ | 1/10/04 | Tim McCahill
    <p>LEBANON, N.H. - Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark said "the two greatest lies" of the past three years were that the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks could not have been prevented and that a future attack is inevitable.</p> <p>"If I'm president of the United States, I'm going to take care of the American people," Clark told the Concord Monitor for a story published Friday. "We are not going to have one of these incidents."</p>
  • Clark: Sept. 11 attacks were preventable

    01/10/2004 7:24:43 AM PST · by KQQL · 33 replies · 101+ views
    nashuatelegraph.com ^ | Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 | TIM McCAHILL
    LEBANON – Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark on Friday stuck by his assertions that the Sept. 11 attacks could have been prevented and that a future attack is anything but inevitable. Three of Clark’s rivals said the retired Army general went overboard when he told the Concord Monitor claims to the contrary were “the two greatest lies that have been told in the past three years.” But in a brief interview after a speech to veterans, Clark stuck by his guns. “I don’t think we should have to live in America under a cloud of perpetual fear. We could have...
  • UNDERSTANDING CLARK -- Making Sense Of Clark's Conspiracy Theories (RNC Research)

    01/09/2004 5:50:21 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 109 replies · 271+ views
    UNDERSTANDING CLARK Making Sense Of Clark's Conspiracy Theories Is No Easy Feat and TAKE TWO: Clark's Continuing Conspiracy Theories __________________________________________________________ CLARK CONSPIRACY NO. 18 MR. CLARK: “[I]t came from the White House, it came from people around the White House. … I got a call on 9/11. I was on CNN, and I got a call at my home saying, ‘You got to say this is connected … to Saddam Hussein.’” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 6/15/03) QUESTION: Who is “around” the White House? CLARK CONSPIRACY NO. 17 MR. CLARK: “I never got any of these calls from the White...
  • Clark says he can keep U.S. safe from attacks (It was Bush's fault)

    01/09/2004 1:22:59 PM PST · by UB355 · 48 replies · 204+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 01/09/2003 | ANNMARIE TIMMINS
    Wesley Clark said yesterday the two greatest lies of the last three years are that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks couldn't have been prevented and that another attack is inevitable. He said a Clark administration would protect America in the future. "If I'm president of the United States, I'm going to take care of the American people," Clark said in a meeting with the Monitor editorial board. "We are not going to have one of these incidents." Clark, a retired Army general, envisioned a future in which Americans "have more confidence in ourselves as a people." He continued: "Nothing...
  • Clark Vows: No 9/11s on My Watch

    01/09/2004 8:31:12 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 57 replies · 586+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Democratic presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark is promising that if he's elected president he'll guarantee that America won't be attacked again the way it was on Sept. 11, 2001 - even though he recently admitted that when he was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO he did nothing to stop the first 9/11 attack. "If I'm president of the United States, I'm going to take care of the American people," Clark told the Concord Monitor on Friday. "Nothing is going to hurt this country, not bioweapons, not a nuclear weapon, not a terrorist strike - there is nothing that can hurt...
  • Seeking Women's Votes, Clark Changes His Style

    01/08/2004 7:45:41 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 39 replies · 149+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01/09/04 | EDWARD WYATT
    CONCORD, N.H., Jan. 8 — Gen. Wesley K. Clark has begun to show a softer side. Gone are his navy blue suit, red tie and loafers, replaced by argyle sweaters, corduroys and duck boots.At many campaign events recently, a woman has accompanied the retired military man to introduce him. Earlier this week it was the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. On Thursday General Clark was accompanied by Sherron Watkins, the Enron whistle-blower, who endorsed him here at a center for the elderly. The Clark presidential campaign is also running a commercial featuring a female soldier who reported to him. And it...
  • Clark Won't Respond to Rivals' Criticism

    01/08/2004 7:49:12 PM PST · by Shermy · 42 replies · 190+ views
    CONCORD, N.H. - Increasingly under attack by his Democratic rivals, retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark is holding his fire, for now. "I don't want to get into the conventional politics mode," he said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. "There may come a time when I'm going to have to talk about other people. I'm not going to say I never will ... (but) I'm keeping my eye on what's good for America." Attacks by some of Clark's eight rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have intensified as he rises in New Hampshire and national polls. A tracking...