Sunday, January 18, 2004

Wesley Clark is Nuts
Of the major Democratic candidates, Dean, Clark, Kerry, Lieberman, Gephardt, and Edwards, I think the idea of a Clark Presidency scares me the most. His early reputation is that he is more "electable" and more "credible on security" than the other candidates because of his military background. However, if you ever actually listen to what he says, it seems that he has gone around the bend. His positions are so labile, his Bush attacks so outrageous, and his behavior so reckless, that I don't trust him at all. John Hawkins has a long list of Clark quotes that illustrate this. And this list doesn't even include Clark's plan to rely on Saudi special forces to catch bin Laden for us or when he said his Israel policy is based on the fact that his father is Jewish. Let's play compare and contrast:

"And I'm very glad we've got the great team in office, men like Colin Powell, Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice... people I know very well - our president George W. Bush. We need them there." -- Wesley Clark, May 11, 2001

While on the other hand:

"I think we're at risk with our democracy. 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 to do it." -- Wesley Clark

Or try this pair:

"How dare this administration make the charge that if you disagree with its policies, you are somehow unpatriotic!" -- Wesley Clark complains about something that never happened

"I don't think it was a patriotic war. I think it was a mistake, a strategic mistake, and I think that the president of the United States wasn't patriotic in going after Saddam Hussein. He simply misled America and cost us casualties and killed and injured America's reputation around the world without valid reason for doing so. It's not patriotic; it's wrong." -- Wesley Clark

Update: Ann Coulter does a number on Wes Clark, right here.

Democrats are utterly unfazed by the fact that Clark is crazier than a March hare. They are so happy to have a pacifist in uniform, they ignore his Norman Bates moments. When this peacenik criticizes the war in Iraq, he can puff up his puny chest and cite his own glorious experience with blood, sweat and tears in the Balkans.

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