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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 02:00 AM
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77. I've Been Trekkin' Too Long Today
And I have to crash. But it was nice exchanging views with you. I leave you with three instances of Wesley Clark's courage:

#1 At a time when almost everyone in America, even a lot of DUers on these boards were criticizing Michael Moore for saying "Shame On You Mr. Bush" at the Oscars, Wesley Clark came to his defense on live television, saying that what Moore did in expressing his opinion was patriotic.

#2 At a time when everyone, I mean EVERYONE in America was calling the French people frogs, saying their language was a bastard tongue, and that they were genetic inferiors, Wesley Clark was quoted by the Washington Post on March 12, 2003 as saying that out of all the nations of the world, France is the one most like the United States in terms of its values and ideals of freedom and equality. That took guts and was not the popular or safe thing to say.

#3 In a recent interview in the Arab News, Clark stated that "we must understand the Islamic perspective". That also is not a popular view, but one that he honestly believes.

Clark hasn't spent most of his life acquiring wealth and power. In fact, when he wasn't performing as a general, he has spent his life reading and writing. He admires people like Pablo Neruda and Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He's also been learning the three foreign languages he speaks. Someone who spends time in non-money-making pursuits to acquire civilization and a global view of humanity deserves a special look in my opinion. That is a rare person to have in the White House and it's someone I would tend to trust more than a professional politician, which Clark obviously is not.

Anyway, take care and keep an open mind.
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