Sunday, April 16, 2006
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 7 Comments
No sooner than there is a discussion of military affairs, out comes former disgraced General and Presidential Candidate Wesley Clark. This time it's an attack on Donald Rumsfeld whom Clark accuses of having made "bad policy choices," proclaiming, "he needs to go."
Of course not too long ago it was Bill Clinton, Clark's old friend and patron, who decided he needed to go when Clark nearly started WW3 by making hostile moves against Russian troops in a Kosovo airport. "I'm not going to start the Third World War for you," Lt. General Mike Jackson, commander of the British NATO forces had told Clark. Clark was then removed prematurely from his post and he had nothing left to do but write his memoirs and plan a political life.
First Clark began a covert 'Draft Clark' campaign while denying that he wanted to run for President. Then he ran for President on an platform opposing the War in Iraq only to doubleback again on that giving a hodgepodge of answers that made Kerry's "I voted for it before I voted against it" look like a model of coherence. Finally at one question, Clark cried for help from his assistnt to answer the question for him. To compensate for his complete cluelessness though, Clark's campaign volunteers handed out 'Clark Bars' and pointed out that Michael Moore supported Clark.
It did him little good. Now Clark has become little more than a talking head, a representative of the left who pops up to voice his opinion before popping back down into the hole he came from. The same arrogance and egotism combined with incompetence, that cost him both his military and political posts, manifests itself and then like a poltergist he is gone again.
Goodbye Wesley Clark