Friday, May 21, 2004

He can walk and chew gum at the same time....

Do read Wesley Clark's article on the Middle East in the new issue of Washington Monthly. General Clark sounds like an intelligent, thoughful leader who could make a contribution to American foreign policy. At least he could debate VP Cheney on the value of Iraq War II (AKA, the Big Scary One).

General Clark is clearly not a 'Buck' Turgidson:

Mr. President, we are rapidly approaching a moment of truth...Now, truth is not always a pleasant thing, but it is necessary now to make a choice, to choose between two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless, distinguishable post-war environments. One, where you got 20 million people killed, and the other where you got 150 million people killed.... Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed, but I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops, uh, depending on the breaks.
(Courtesy of filmsite.org)

I do think Clark looks a bit like that loveable General Tom Waverly of "White Christmas". There might be some votes in that, especially if television stations start showing holiday films early this fall....