Establishment Support and War: Wes Clark Supports Hillary Clinton

Wes Clark has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton. I disagree fundamentally with this decision. However it is the rationale Wes provides that begs some pretty serious questions. A while back I friended Wes Clark on Facebook. This showed up on my homepage today:

As you know, I’m supporting Hillary Clinton for President. I could list countless reasons why, but I think one story about Hillary sums it all up.After the war in Kosovo was over, she and the President flew in to meet the troops. I watched her engage with the privates, sergeants and the colonels. …
I spent 34 years in uniform because I love our country. After I retired, I saw this president take us needlessly into Iraq only to watch as our men and women in uniform made sacrifices while the war architects in the White House made none. I couldn’t stand on the sidelines and do nothing.
In the same breath, Mr. Clark mentions the violent mistake of Iraq, and Hillary’s readiness to lead as a commander in chief. Here is the full quote leading into the “I spent 34 years” statement (The Time is Now: WesPAC):

As you know, I’m supporting Hillary Clinton for President. I could list countless reasons why, but I think one story about Hillary sums it all up.

After the war in Kosovo was over, she and the President flew in to meet the troops. I watched her engage with the privates, sergeants and the colonels. She knew the issues, she knew the personal aspects and she had their respect. In my talk with her, I could see she had followed the issues closely and was well in-tune with the military and diplomatic requirements. She could have been the Commander-in-Chief.

Wes Clark apparently has a very dry and dark sense of humor.  He goes on:
Just think about what George W. Bush is leaving behind for the next President. Imagine walking into the Oval Office with a weakening economy, a broken health care system, fractured relationships with nations across the world, and of course, the mess in Iraq.

There is one candidate I know who can deal with these challenges right from Day One: Hillary Clinton.

The failure in Iraq is Hillary Clinton’s failure.  From day one, it was Barack Obama who opposed the war, and continues to do so.  Hillary enabled the administration to fight its war, and long after many other Democrats realized their mistake and stood against the war, Mrs. Clinton continued to make excuses for the Bush administration.  She ignored the will of the people, which turned strongly against the war, and became a Fox News Democrat on issues of security.
Wes Clark’s support of Hillary Clinton, using starkly military language, shreds his credibility as a Democrat and a man of principle in exchange for a Clinton team t-shirt and a “most sales made” campaign trophy.  If Hillary Clinton is to be our next President, she needs criticism of her stance on Iraq, not a whitewash.
The word on the street is that Hillary Clinton has a lead among insiders.  If this normalization of war and violence is the currency among the party elite, then no wonder the word insider drips such a caustic connotation.

4 Responses

  1. Clinton’s campaign is pretty much over, though the corporate media are trying to keep it on life support because she is so conservative.

  2. I don’t think it is at all. Hillary has a lead among so called “super delegates”, and is neck and neck with Obama. Support and funding are flagging, but is premature to discount her from the race. I haven’t counted Huckabee out, and he has far more hurdles to clear.

  3. Check out the lemmings at WesPAC. They’re clueless and totally braindead.

    In any event, Wes Clark and the Clintons go back more than 20 years to Arkansas and I have said for months (before he endorsed Hillary) that he was positioning himself for a cabinet slot should she win the race for president.

  4. Bottom Line:

    It looks like you got some vote fraud hankypanky, and selling of votes going on in the democratic caucuses. Obama seems to be doing disproportionately well in the caucuses where it is easier to commit vote fraud, and sell votes. Obama has not been doing as well in the non caucus primary’s where you can’t cheat the vote as easily.

    I smell a pole cat. I smell the Karl Rove vote fraud machine at work. This looks like past presidential elections where most voters leaving the poles said they voted for the other guy. But Bush still won. No wonder Obama thinks the republicans have some good ideas. Apparently a lot of republicans are voting for Obama in the democratic caucuses.

    The insurance companies, and medical industry that have been ripping you off, and killing you are determined to keep you, the American people from having good universal health care. So it seems they are supporting Obama. Along with the republican vote fraud machine.

    This looks like a great story for a team of aggressive investigative reporters. Or maybe some good documentary film makers like Michael Moore, or Oliver Stone.

    If I were the Clinton’s, I would focus like a laser bean on what has been going on in the democratic caucuses. No wonder the Republicans like Obama so much. Looks like he’s their man in the democratic caucuses.

    I’m absolutely convinced now that Hillary Clinton is your best choice for good universal health care coverage. And HR 676 (Medicare For All). “Single payer, Tax Supported, Not For Profit, True Universal Health Care” free for all as a right. Like every other developed country in the world has. See:

    “HR 676:
    For church goers: less money to insur. companies and more to the church- lots more.
    Srs on Medicare: save way over $100/wk. Because no more medigap, long term care & dental insur. needed. No more drug bills.”

    They really think you are all stupid, inattentive cash cows… It may be time to bring back Bad Bill.

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