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janekat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:39 PM
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Clark on the issues.... Pretty Liberal
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 09:39 PM by janekat
Dug this up on the internet...

Sounds pretty liberal to me.
I don't really get why people consider Dean a liberal - while they call Clark a "Republican."


http://www.issues2000.org/2004/Wesley_Clark_Foreign_Pol...
http://www.issues2000.org/Wesley_Clark.htm

Use UN to gain credibility in Iraq
Contribute to democratization in Muslim world
American tourists in Cuba will end Castro
We need to be talking to the North Koreans
Rebuild European alliances-source of 50 years or prosperity

Supports universal health coverage
Supports ban on assault weapons
End glass ceilings for women. (Jun 27)
Separation of church and state is fundamental. (Jun 27)
Full sunshine review of PATRIOT Act. (Jun 19)
Supports affirmative action; acknowledges racial discrim. (Jun 15)
Supports University of Michigan's affirmative action plan. (Jun 15)
Disturbed that we suspended habeus corpus for War on Terror.(Mar 23)
Supports affirmative action, including in college admissions.(Mar 1)

Environment is a legacy to our children. (Sep 8)
Drilling ANWR doesn't help with energy independence. (Aug 1)
Look for replacements for internal combustion engine. (Aug 1)
Protection outweighs benefits from drilling in Alaska. (Jul 23)
Renegotiate Kyoto Agreement rather than reject it. (Jul 1)
All that matters 100 years out is Constitution & environment(Jun 17)
Disappearing glaciers make global warming obvious. (Feb 20)
US energy overuse causes worldwide resentment. (Aug 2002)

Strongly Favors: Welcome gays into the military because they're already there

Strongly Opposes: Concerned about Three Strikes & emphasis on lockup

Strongly Opposes: Tax relief for middle class, not for the rich
Favors: Protection outweighs benefits from drilling in Alaska
Strongly Favors: Don't rule out nuclear, but focus on solar & wind power




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DieboldMustDie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:13 PM
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1. He strongly opposes...
tax relief for the middle class? I have a hunch that's not what you meant.
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1a2b3c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:22 PM
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2. Damn assault weapons ban
What a bitch.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:25 PM
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3. Funding Health Care/Cutting Pentagon Budget
General Clark said his domestic priorities would include health insurance and rolling back parts of Mr. Bush's
tax cuts. "I don't see why we can't have health insurance for every single American," he said.

Asked how he would pay for it, General Clark said he was open to some cuts in the budget he is more
familiar with the Pentagon's. "The armed forces are a want machine," he said. "They are structured to
develop want."
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janekat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:32 PM
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4. another site on the issues....
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:47 PM
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5. Clark seems promising. But I want specifics.
There's a LOT that is very promising about Clark, but he isn't a long time Democrat and he doesn't have a political record.

That doesn't mean that he won't be a great candidate or that he can't be a great president, but it does make me hold him to a higher standard on specifics than I might hold someone with more of a history (even if that history isn't perfect).



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