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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-03 09:53 PM
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37. Interesting selection from the Rudin article
Here's more of it:

"There is no question that Clark's 34-year military career was impressive. First in his class at West Point, awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star in Vietnam, he helped negotiate the end of the conflict in Bosnia in 1995, and ran a war in the Balkans four years later that did not result in the loss of a single American life. He is intense and aggressive, driven and smart, and always focused. But, according to reports, he is also stubborn and abrasive, overbearing and self-righteous, and no profile of Clark seems complete without these characterizations. He was removed from his NATO post in 1999, after feuding with Defense Secretary Bill Cohen and Joint Chiefs Chairman Hugh Shelton, and the sniping from those who served with him continues, albeit mostly anonymously. After leaving the military, and before launching his political career, he was an analyst for CNN, where he was a consistent critic of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, which Clark calls a "historic blunder."

Seems a little more "fair and balanced" in context, doesn't it?

Some people like him, some people don't. Its a rare person who doesn't have supporters and detractors.

The question remains, who is most likely to have a decent shot at beating Bush in November? If your answer to that is Clark, you're probably right.
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