Saturday, October 21, 2006

Clark: Bush is blind to reality

Yesterday General Wesley Clark campaigned for Carol Shea-Porter in Manchester, Goffstown, Concord and Portsmouth. While in Manchester, Clark made the following comments:

"This is some new fabrication of American policy that we won't talk to people we disagree with. Are we too weak to talk to them? Are we afraid that we might not prevail with our principles? It's time for the United States of America to show leadership."

"This administration is blind to the realities of the world we live in."

"The greatest gift we could have given Osama bin Laden was to invade Iraq ... It helped him recruit and train a new generation of fanatics. The number of terrorists has increased by two and a half times since 9/11. There is no terrorist gene. People are not born as terrorists. They become that way and we don't want to feed the recruiting process."

General Clark was also noncommittal on a future presidential candidacy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wes Clark has understood the twists this war would take since before it began. His 2002 testimony is what put him on my radar.

I caught one of his latest NH events. Answering one question, he related some of the key differences between Shi'tes and Sunnis that must be understood when discussing Iraq's dynamics. One expects a thinker of Wes Clark's quality to connect the dots, but unfortunately, that is all too rare when many politicians rattle on.

Wes Clark visiting NH probably means little since Carol Shea-Porter was his supporter in 04, and stumping for her would be a given. And yet, one can imagine that one of the nation's best would give us another chance.