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  • GENERAL CLARK’S BATTLES-The candidate’s celebrated—and controversial—military career.

    11/10/2003 8:33:29 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies · 215+ views
    New Yorker ^ | 11-10-03 | PETER J. BOYER
    The first important decision of retired Army General Wesley Clark’s new political career was the long deferral of its launch. As Clark lodged safely in the rear echelon, the other Democratic Presidential aspirants spent most of the year hustling money at fund-raisers, finessing the Iraq question, and trying to befriend every citizen of Iowa and New Hampshire. By September, a bleak common wisdom had taken hold among Democratic Party pros: the established candidates were struggling, and an outsider, Howard Dean, seemed destined to win the nomination but would be a weak opponent for George W. Bush. By mid-September, many Democrats...
  • Wesley Clark: General Issues

    08/25/2003 1:30:28 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 7 replies · 1,832+ views ^ | August 25, 2K3 | Lowell Ponte
    Wesley Clark: General IssuesBy Lowell | August 25, 2003                                      PONTEFICATIONS"THE GUY MUST HAVE A BEDROOM AT CNN,” my wife would joke.  It seemed true, because at every hour of the day or night during the Iraq War, retired General Wesley K. Clark could be seen on the Cable News Network as a “military expert” criticizing the Bush Administration. A quick victory in Iraq “was not going to happen,” he told viewers on March 25, shortly  before the quickest blitzkrieg victory of its size in military history occurred.  But his words doubtless brought comfort to the fans of a...