DATE: 1/08/2004 09:27:00 AM
The Anti-Dean - Wesley Clark is catching up with Howard Dean in New Hampshire polls. Jay Nordlinger gives us a helpful summation of Clark's character through his recent quotes:
[President Bush] "is more concerned about the success of Halliburton than having a success strategy in Iraq."
"I'm one of those people who doesn't believe in occupying countries to extract their natural resources. I think you buy them on the world market."
"If I'd been president, I would have had Osama bin Laden by this time"
"The administration] is trying to dishonor the very Americans who are over there serving and fighting and dying by not letting us welcome the remains back home."
"We've got a president who will go halfway around the world for a photo opportunity but won't go halfway across town for a funeral for an American serviceman."Frankly, I expected better than left-wing fringe talk from a decorated general. This guy isn't an alternative to Howard Dean, he's a uniformed clone of the former Vermont governor.