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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:12 PM

Is there a chance General Wesley Clark could be considered for a position

... and would he be interested?

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Reply Is there a chance General Wesley Clark could be considered for a position (Original post)
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 OP
lalalu Nov 2012 #1
truebrit71 Nov 2012 #2
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #3
bemildred Nov 2012 #4
Tarheel_Dem Nov 2012 #5
Obamamama44 Nov 2012 #6
Carolina Nov 2012 #7
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #8
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #9
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #10
LadyBirdJohnson Nov 2012 #11
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #12
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #13
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #14

Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:13 PM

1. Never thought of that.

 

Sounds like a a good idea.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:13 PM

2. I hope so!!

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:17 PM

3. We would certainly be in the best of hands.

He has always been a strong supporter of Obama.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:18 PM

4. Yeah, I like Wes. nt

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:20 PM

5. I certainly hope so. I hope the rumors surrounding Sen Kerry are just that..."rumors". We can't...

afford to jeopardize that seat with our razor thin majority in the Senate. I'm sorry, but I think Gen. Clark would probably be an asset as Sec of Def. Whether he could make it through a confirmation hearing is anyone's guess.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:21 PM

6. Ooooo that's splendid....nt

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:33 PM

7. He should be

he's an honorable general and a Democrat

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:52 PM

8. Excellent Choice! n/t

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:02 PM

9. like Wes too. He would be a good choice.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:48 PM

10. Sounds like a great idea!

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:32 PM

11. Great choice

In 2004 I worked in his Presidential campaign and met him and his lovely wife. Two of the best Americans on the planet.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:42 PM

12. New CIA director? nt

 

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Response to Jack Sprat (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:15 PM

13. When this fiasco is over there my be a couple of vital

positions available. Not sure whether it would be with the CIA, but Obama is going to need
someone loyal and brilliantly capable of guiding us out of Afganistan without creating a new
war to take it's place and keep the MIC operating without anything interfering in moving from
one war theater to the next.

Blindsiding the President by the various dept's involved is dangerous and undermines the executive office.
General Clark would have Obama's back and I personally don't feel anyone else does from these
involved parties. They didn't expect him to win. By doing so, they are scrambling to cover something
else that was planned. IMHO.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:57 PM

14. I agree.

 

The CIA has become so embedded in the theatres of war that I would rather we had someone trustworthy and loyal to the U.S. If not a neocon himself, Petreus was definitely on their side of the fence.

Additionally, I don't like the roll that Black Ops has assumed in replacing the US Armed Forces. I know they are politically loyal to the repubs and they are escalating the costs of national defense. The Navy Seals and the Green Berets are in it for love of country. The civilian Black Ops are in it for money.

I would trust Clark or someone like him in charge of CIA. With an emphasis on defending contractors and turning that role back over to the military.

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