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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:30 PM
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Clarkies who support Obama. How do you feel right about now?
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I'm still waiting for Clark to walk back his comment yesterday.

Retired NATO commander Wes Clark and former State Department spokesman Jamie Rubin attacked Samantha Power on a Clinton conference call just now, a fairly poignant moment because Power, in the past, has been their vocal ally.

Clark today called her words "disturbing" and suggested that Obama's stance boils down to "simply show up and say, 'What's this all about?'" That approach would, he said, "leave us still at war."

Rubin blamed Obama for the mess, in particular for giving a senior foreign policy adviser he described her variously as a "guru" and a "svengali" with "unlimited access to the candidate free rein to tour the world talking about his policies in a field where words matter. "He can't seem to run a foreign policy team the way it's supposed to run," he said, calling it "amateur hour on making foreign policy."

Okay, Rubin's a dick. There's also this:
Speaking to a BBC interviewer, Power said Obama would not necessarily base every military decision he would make in 2009 would be based in full on a plan crafted now.

"He will of course not rely upon some plan that hes crafted as a presidential candidate or as a US senator," said Power, who resigned after calling Clinton a "monster" in a separate dust-up.

"He will rely upon a plan, an operational plan that he pulls together, in consultation with people who are on the ground, to whom he doesnt have daily access now as a result of not being the president," Powers told the BBC's Stephen Sackur Monday.

Former NATO commander Wesley Clark, a Clinton supporter, called the comments "disturbing," and he accused Obama of not being prepared enough to be commander in chief and properly oversee an end to the Iraq war.

"That means knowing where you're headed before you start down the path," Clark said.

I'm still a Wes Clark Democrat, but saying Obama isn't prepared enough seems out of character from someone who in the past always kept his eye on the big picture--winning in November. Are you angry? Dismayed? In a holding pattern till he clarifies? Shrugging it off as campaign rhetoric?
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