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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:37 PM
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The Trouble With Wes [Drudge-linked... Clark wore criminal's cap for photo
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/robertnovak/printrn2...



The trouble with Wes
Robert Novak
September 22, 2003


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The important Democrats eager to run retired Gen. Wesley Clark for president might exercise due diligence about a military career that was nearly terminated before he got his fourth star and then came to a premature end. The trouble with the general is pointed out by a bizarre incident in Bosnia nearly a decade ago.


Clark was a three-star (lieutenant general) who directed strategic plans and policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington. On Aug. 26, 1994, in the northern Bosnian city of Banja Luka, he met and exchanged gifts with the notorious Bosnian Serb commander and indicted war criminal, Gen. Ratko Mladic. The meeting took place against the State Department's wishes and may have contributed to Clark's failure to be promoted until political pressure intervened. The shocking photo of Mladic and Clark wearing each other's military caps was distributed throughout Europe.


Last week on CNN's "Crossfire," I asked one of Clark's new supporters -- Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois -- about that indiscretion. "Well, I don't know about the photo," he replied. He and other Clark backers, led by Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, might want to dig more deeply into the general's turbulent military career before getting too deeply committed.

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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:40 PM
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1. What Novak has forgotten
is that we had Milosevic at Dayton to try to find a diplomatic solution around those times. Also when was it determined that the above was a war criminal....before of after the photo?
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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:40 PM
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2. late breaking news.... for me to poop on!
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 12:40 PM by disgruntella
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:41 PM
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3. Indeed
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Cappurr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:41 PM
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4. You know.....
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 12:43 PM by Cappurr
this guy must really scare the right wing. I have never seen such a barrage of negative stuff coming at one candidate in a 10 person primary so fast. And so repeatedly.


On edit: Anyone know what Bush wore when he was arrested for DWI?
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Copperred Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:43 PM
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5. Clark: the NeoCon satellite
The Straight Juice on Clark.....at:

Clark for president? read:

http://www.counterpunch.org/madsen09182003.html


DEAN/KUCINICH...a truly American experience.

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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:46 PM
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9. Yeah, Clark is such a neocon that he wrote a book exposing neocons
The Clark Critique (a book excerpt in Newsweek)
http://www.msnbc.com/news/969671.asp?0bl=-0

Nice soundbite though.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:45 PM
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6. Sorry, locking....
this isn't late-breaking news and Novak's columns are usually opinion more than news.

Feel free to repost in either GD or op/eds. Thanks!

Dookus
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:45 PM
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7. Time to pull out the Rummy-Saddam picture again...
Who's got the link?
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:45 PM
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8. I don't support Clark
but this is just nonsense.
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