We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Wesley Clark proposes regulating free speech. How often do we have to point out the totalitarian impulse at the core of the Left? If it weren't for that, we wouldn't care so much...although we do like Capitalism too: wealth is a darn good motivator for effort and achievement, but it's about freedom, too, to pursue whatever your dreams might be. Gen. Clark seems to have forgotten why he was in the military.
A friend of mine presented a brief to Clark when he was the Commander of Allied Forces Europe. Tom said that Clark sat in his chair with his legs pulled up under him and he rocked back and forth like a child while listening to the brief. Inexplicable for a military officer and just plain weird for a General Officer. As well, I was a staff officer at EUCOM in 2003 and 2004. The guys who knew Clark did not have much good to say about him. It is my understanding that SecDef Cohen retired Wesley early for his handling of Allied Force. He may get the last laugh however if he is picked up for SecDef by Hillary...
I believe there was a deal made, back when, between Carville and Clark. Too much mutual info/ history and specificities.
Weasley has been awfully quiet this election season and stands to be Hill's VP or Secof State choice, imo. Please note he's shared a stage or two with the Clinton gal pal recently.
Know him, and people close to me have worked intimately with him. We even co-owned some property with him and Gert. Wes is smart and has his good points, but he's always been a fast-tracker and, evidently, political fidelity (he was a Republican before) is no obstacle to self-fulfillment. Smarts don't amount to a hill-o-beans when it comes to self-interested, out-for-themselves shallow power, status, and money seeking individuals. There will always be "educated" men who seek advantage, no matter any principles involved, though they always invoke principles in a one-sided, incompleat and unjust way.
If it's to be Hillary and her uniformed lackey in '08- god help us. We'll be doomed to socialism and faux muscular patriotism.
The above was only about the General, to include the generalities. He's worse than disappointing, in that he v. likely will give Hillary the appearance of US mil cred and mil-diplomatic Euro connections she needs to look Presidential for this election.
No more opinions. Only spoke up b/c he REALLY should know better. His American populist/ Euro sophisticate sell-out for self-advancement and to be liked by the beautiful people in Manhattan, LA and Europe's capitals will hurt the country he served and probably the mission of our armed forces.
If the moonbats want Clarke in Hillary's executive branch they'll get him. He really is an idiot.Some time back, when asked a question regarding the push for income tax reform, he stated that the tax as it currently stands should be reformed cautiously, if changed at all, since the founding fathers had established it. The man is a buffoon.
Tom C., stamford,Ct.
The first Clinton had the Secretary of the Army who was caught shoplifting, the Chief of Naval Operations who committed suicide and the Secretary of the Navy who said his Navy had a cultural problem with respect to woman. He picked Clark as SACEUR and elevated this sociopath to the world stage. Even though Clark fell out of favor for his handling of Operation Allied Force, he is still one of the few Dems with any Military credentials. It does not matter that Clark is probably not being invited to any military grey beard get-togethers. He is something Hillary needs for credibility. Hold on to your hat if Hillary is elected. She will no doubt continue the cultural war on the Military that was started under the first Clinton Administration. Do you remember the decade of sexual harrassment investigations and prosecutions which occurred while the Commander in Chief was very quiet about the issue? We now know that he was busy in the Oval office.