JeffM
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"Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:22 pm

http://www.cmonitor.com/stories/news/politics2004/clark010904_2004.shtml, 1/9/04

WESLEY CLARK (D-AR): "[I]f I'm president of the United States, I'm going to take care of the American people. We are not going to have one of these [terrorist] incidents."

wow.... how can he do that? Probably like any other Democrat... make it against the law....  Nuts

I don't think he will have to worry about holding up that campaign promise..
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:32 pm

Wesley Clark said yesterday the two greatest lies of the last three years are that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks couldn't have been prevented and that another attack is inevitable.

They could have very well been prevented. As early as '99 The US was gathering intelligence that suggested that this kind of thing would happen in 2001, and what did the administration chose to do when June rolled around? Ignore the problem. Look what happened.

Clark, a retired Army general, envisioned a future in which Americans "have more confidence in ourselves as a people." He continued: "Nothing is going to hurt this country - not bioweapons, not a nuclear weapon, not a terrorist strike - there is nothing that can hurt us if we stay united and move together and have a vision for moving to the future the right way."

That is finally a statement that I can be proud of. Right now with those Tom Ridge commercials, people are running around in a mass panic every time the terror alert status goes from High Approval Rating (yellow) to Low Approval Rating (orange). It is in this terror alert system that the terrorists have achieved their goal. They have instilled fear into the hearts of americans, and that is what they set out to do.

"I'm looking to leaders today who are not out there trying to unnecessarily scare the public. But I think it's equally dangerous to try to reassure the public," said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease and Research at the University of Minnesota. "We have to tell the truth, and the truth of the matter is that America still remains vulnerable."

Truth, would be a nice change, wouldn't it?

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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:40 pm

OH, that gives me a "warm fuzzy..."

He never does qualify his statement, and yes, I would appreciate the truth from the Dems for a change. Thanks eric.
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:44 pm

Well at least there isn't any investigations going on right now as to whether or not he told the truth, now is there. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about, that whole Iraq thing.

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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:55 pm

Clark:
"I think there are some mass destruction capabilities that are still inside Iraq. I think there's some weapons that have been shipped over the border to Syria. But I don't think we're going to find that their capabilities provided the imminent threat that many feared in this country. So I think it's going to be a tough search, but I think there's stuff there." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 6/15/03)
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:57 pm

Christ Jeff, the 3 top threads are all yours.

How's the view from the horse you rode in on?

George
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:00 pm

I really think JeffM is a person who thinks politics is simply a game, and the political parties are teams. He blindly roots for his favorite team like it's a football game and this upcoming election is the super bowl. Absolutely no justification for his statements. Well, newsflash buddy, there is much more to it than that.

[Edited 2004-02-04 07:12:38]
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:09 pm

Wow, Shawn.... thanks. I am glad to hear there is so much more....

 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:12 pm

Uh oh Jeff, you're losing ground!! You are staring up the south end of a northbound horse.

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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:18 pm

I'm really glad to see a shift towards Democracy and Democrats on this forum. It's like the clouds are lifting and people are finally seeing the light!  Smile
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:19 pm

Well don't worry, I'm sure our war hero president Dubya will be keeping us safe for another 4 years .... What the hell would Clark know about war anyhow ???
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:22 pm

If he is going to do it by making statements like that... and you believe it...

God help you...
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:24 pm

If you think alienating the the countries of the world and instilling fear in Americans is an acceptable solution...

God help you...
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:25 pm

Jeff, buddy, old pal, please, just quit. You have obviously beaten yourself to death with your 3 threads, just quit.



You are making me feel very flatulent tonight, jeff.

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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:27 pm

Your afraid Shawn? why is that? Someone told you to be?

Give it a break -buddy...
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:29 pm

Yes somebody told us to be afraid! Everybody that you feel right for the job specifically told us to be afraid. Haven't you seen the commercials?

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Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:30 pm

Umm, yes Bush told us all to be afraid. He also told us not to queue on planes, made Brasilians go through a lenghthy Bush security process upon arrival... etc.
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:49 pm

I voted for Wesley Clark today as a matter of fact. I hope we can have a Kerry/Clark ticket in Nov. Anyone but Bush !!!!
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:51 pm

Dc10guy, a Kerry/Clark ticket would look really good come november.

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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:32 pm

ROTHFLMAO  Laugh out loud

Anybody else convinced that Clarke is more wacked out of his head then Dean?

OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:32 pm

They run a close race for that title...

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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:37 pm

They could have very well been prevented. As early as '99 The US was gathering intelligence that suggested that this kind of thing would happen in 2001, and what did the administration chose to do when June rolled around? Ignore the problem. Look what happened.

There was a change of Administration between the two. If the intelligence was being gathered during the Clinton Administration, why wasn't anything done then?

Not absolving the Bush Admin of guilt, but perhaps - at best - both Administrations considered the al-Queda threat to be minor annoyances of little consequence or capability. I don't think anyone expected an attack on the scale of 11 September 2001.
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:00 am

I am sure a Kerry/Clark ticket will do just fine as they both have a recorded history of changing their minds on important issues...in Clark's case from day to day...plus you have that long voting record of Kerry (Pock marked with missed votes) to see the inconsistencies and back tracking.

To me, right or wrong it takes more guts and shows more character to pick a road and stay with it, rather than jump from road to road depending on what the temperament of the people is...of course I say that but Clinton got through two terms doing just that.

I can't say I am a staunch fan of Bush, but what I can do is see through the bullshit on both sides, something you "Anyone but Bush" can't seem to do. Pity for you.

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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:39 am

Were not Bush's accusations of WMD utter bullshit? He's bullshitting huge things like that - and he's in public office. That's not good.
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:52 am

your right Damphousse.... the dems/liberals have yet to utter a word of bullshit... huge...real huge..  Big grin
 
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RE: "Clark Says He Can Keep U.S. Safe.."

Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:43 am


Kind of funny, but for all of Clark's talk of bravodo, that is all it is, just talk. C'mon General Clark, if you have really big idea as to how to keep the country safe let's hear them.

Side note, General Clark is destroying any chance of a political career, had he stayed out of the race & kept his mouth shut, he could have been a Vice President candiate for Kerry or Edwards.
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