AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 12/22/2003 09:56:00 AM ----- BODY: Bye, Bye Clark - From an interview with Chris Matthews:
And I would say to the Europeans, I pledge to you as the American president that we'll consult with you first. You get the right of first refusal on the security concerns that we have. We'll bring you in.
With this quote, Clark has just lost the votes of moderate Demcrats. In essence, Clark has agreed to hand over the national security of the United States not to the military, the CIA, the FBI or even the Dept. of Homeland Security, but to the Europeans. If Clark even comes near the nomination, I hope the Republicans play this quote over and over again. This is an unserious man, with unserious ideas. Jeff Jacoby has written an excellent column about the good general's 'credibility gap.' --------