Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Clark Credits Clinton for Ghadafy Breakthrough ^ | 12/22/03

Posted on 12/22/2003 2:18:25 PM PST by Headfulofghosts

Clark Credits Clinton for Ghadafy Breakthrough

Democratic presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark said Sunday that his old boss Bill Clinton - not President Bush - deserved credit for forcing Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to abandon his weapons of mass destruction programs, even though Gadhafi's turnaround came nearly three years after Clinton had left office.

"It's a program of squeezing Libya that's gone on for more than a decade," Clark told a Derry, New Hampshire audience, according to the Concord Monitor. "The Clinton administration was very much involved with this."

In a slap at Bush, Clark said, it "shows that you don't need to use force to get your way in world affairs," adding that Prime Minister Tony Blair deserved credit for the Ghahafi breakthrough as well.

The retired general added new details to his charge that President Bush was responsible for leaving America vulnerable to the 9/11 attacks, saying that President Clinton tried to warn Bush about Osama bin Laden but Bush wouldn't listen.

"He wasn't paying attention," Clark complained. "He didn't do his job as commander and chief."

The former NATO commander said that Bush deserves to be "fired" for not doing more to prevent 9/11.

"This is the way it works in the Navy, if you're the captain of a ship, and it runs aground, they only ask two questions: Did it run aground, and were you the captain?" he explained. "If the answer is yes to both, you're fired."

Though Clark has repeatedly pounded away at the theme that Bush is responsible for 9/11, reporters have yet to ask him about President Clinton's confession last year that he turned down a deal for bin Laden's arrest in Sudan.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004; clark; gadhafi; libya; wesleyclark; whataweasel; whywesleydoesntblink; x42
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 41-6061-8081-100 ... 141-158 next last
To: Cobra64
That was funny...even the second time... Good job...
61 posted on 12/22/2003 3:04:21 PM PST by in the Arena (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my FReeper friends..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: Frank_Discussion
Am I in trouble?

Y'all might be. Depends... (no pun intended), on how Jimbo's mood is this pm. A lot of what we say here is pretty clever and we like a play on words. We just try to keep it somewhat reasonable on the rating scale.

62 posted on 12/22/2003 3:05:03 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras -
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Finalapproach29er; Darksheare
How does such a small,petty man get four stars?

By presidential recommendation, over the head of the Department of the Army. Helps if it happens two weeks after Ron Brown has been eliminated.

63 posted on 12/22/2003 3:05:05 PM PST by aristeides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: happydogdesign

64 posted on 12/22/2003 3:06:34 PM PST by mishka
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Please God.

Make it a Dean/Clark ticket.............

65 posted on 12/22/2003 3:06:39 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: MamaB
On CNN this afternoon, Judy Woodruff interviewed Wesley Clark and tried to nail him down: Did Howard Dean offer you the VP slot or not? Clark waffled, sass shayed, got real cute trying to stick to his guns, but sort of imply that it wasn't a serious offer...then that yes Dean offered him the job, but of course, no one would be seriously offering the VP slot until they were the party's nominee. Clark was laughing, trying to make light of what looks like another whopper. Judy kept pressing, and finally Clark true Clinton style, I guess "it depends on the meaning of offer".

As much as I dislike Clark, I had no idea he would be so stupid as to utter such a thing, so reminiscent of Clinton at his lying best.

66 posted on 12/22/2003 3:06:55 PM PST by YaYa123 (@Clark Is A Candy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: Chad Fairbanks
Weasley Clark should know a thing or two about being fired from the military.
67 posted on 12/22/2003 3:07:31 PM PST by MediaMole
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Cobra64
Definitely egding towards PG-13... JimRob, if you're reading this, it was just a joke, okay?

68 posted on 12/22/2003 3:07:50 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: All
Q: Back to the KLA. Are you aware of any request from KLA leadership for air drops? And if not, if you would receive such a request, what's the likelihood that the U.S. or NATO would respond favorably?

A: I'm not aware of requests from the KLA for air drops. I can certainly appreciate the fact that they might want support, but I'm not aware of specific requests, and I don't think I'll answer a hypothetical question.

QGeneral, do you foresee a time when American troops will be able to leave Bosnia? And when would that be?

GEN. CLARK: Well, we moved some time ago away from a time-based exit strategy. What we believe is we have to have a success-based exit strategy. That was the basis for the June 1998 op plan and the chart I showed you with the various analyses of progress in the areas of civil implementation and military stability. And so I think that's the best index for how we are doing there.

And I think it's best to recognize that this is a demanding mission. It's really a regional focus that we are interested in now. We recognize that the solution to Bosnia is not only in Bosnia, but it's also in the region, as is the case in Kosovo. And that's the reason why in July, the heads of government of so many nations met in Sarajevo and set up the Balkan Stability Pact. We need economic development, we need democratization and, above all, we need democratization in Serbia.

Q: General, it's six months since the ending of the war in K: osovo, but NATO still hasn't released any of the details on the air campaign of the kind that were released very shortly after the Gulf War. Can you tell us, is that your decision --

69 posted on 12/22/2003 3:08:10 PM PST by Headfulofghosts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: aristeides
Unfortunately true about his presidential fiat promotions.
70 posted on 12/22/2003 3:08:14 PM PST by Darksheare (I wanted to put a "Run! Hillary, Run!" bumper sticker on my car, but it'd cover my headlights.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
Clark is an idiot sock-puppet of the 'toons - - the only way he should see the White House is on a tour......

71 posted on 12/22/2003 3:08:47 PM PST by duckbutt (God Bless America.......Again!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ItisaReligionofPeace
Two of the most memorable Rhodes Scholars.........

Bill Clinton and Wes Clark.

Sounds like the same people that select Nobel Prizes (Jimmy Carter) are picking Rhodes Scholars.

Not quite half a brain among the three of them.

72 posted on 12/22/2003 3:09:43 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 60 | View Replies]

To: mishka

73 posted on 12/22/2003 3:10:58 PM PST by happydogdesign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: happydogdesign
Has it occurred to Wesley Clark that since Hillary wants to run in 2008 WITHOUT there being an incumbent Democrat, that means she's endorsed Clark as the one she expects to lose?
74 posted on 12/22/2003 3:11:01 PM PST by Spok
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: All
Q: The Russians like to say that they're doing in Chechnya nothing more than what NATO did in Kosovo. What do you make of that?

GEN. CLARK: I think they're doing in Chechnya what Milosevic tried to do in Kosovo. We were extremely careful in our Kosovo campaign to -- we took incredible risks with our pilots, and we were very inhibited in the use of air power -- to prevent collateral damage. I don't see those inhibitions. In fact, I see the opposite in the case of the Russian threats that have been given against these urban areas, in the use of their weapons, and in the way they have generally followed in the campaign.

75 posted on 12/22/2003 3:11:38 PM PST by Headfulofghosts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Headfulofghosts
If Clark keeps this up, we will all be standing in line to beat the s--- out of him!
76 posted on 12/22/2003 3:11:56 PM PST by TommyDale
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steve_Seattle
I lost all respect for Robert Reich when he tried to use that one on O'Reilly.

Never had any respect for that little loud-mouthed weasel. What is it with these short guys, Reisch, Daschle? Talk about the "Napoleonic Complex"... sheesh. And I'm only 5'10" and don't wear platform shoes and I don't stand on a milkbox when I'm giving a lecture to 200 businessmen.

77 posted on 12/22/2003 3:12:07 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras -
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: wvnavyvet
You will often find political hacks rising in the ranks to general officer. There are many officers retiring out as Col. that refused to play that game. This is not all generals but a good many are a-holes. Clark apparently
passed the test of kissing the correct bums. A former Little Rock address did not hurt.
78 posted on 12/22/2003 3:12:53 PM PST by oldironsides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Headfulofghosts
Clark also credited Mr. Clinton with fall of the Berlin Wall, the victory at Kursk and defeating the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay.

"He's not only the most important man of the 21st Century, but of the 19th and 20th centuries as well," Clark said.

Clark's normally sunny demeanor turned cloudy over the mention of Al Gore -- and for a surprising reason.

"I respect Mr. Gore's right to endorse Howard Dean, and that doesnt' bother me. He did not invent the internet, however," Clark fumed. "Bill Clinton invented the internet. And Mrs. Clinton too. They were every bit as great as scientists as the Curies. The only reason they haven't received the credit they deserve is due to Roger Ailes and Fox News."

79 posted on 12/22/2003 3:14:35 PM PST by Tribune7 (David Limbaugh never said his brother had a "nose like a vacuum cleaner")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Headfulofghosts
Clark is definately on the clintoon payroll. No one could make such a stupid statment like that if they weren't. Clark is a stooge for the clintoons.
80 posted on 12/22/2003 3:14:52 PM PST by Lucky2 (Before I die, I want Bill and Hillary tried for treason and jailed (executed) for their crimess.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 41-6061-8081-100 ... 141-158 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson