Wesley Clark defended his criticism of John McCain in a statement that concludes, “as an American and former military officer I will not back down if I believe someone doesn’t have sound judgment when it comes to our nation’s most critical issues.”
For years, McCain argued that more troops and a better strategy would improve conditions in Iraq and he tied his political fortunes to the success of the surge — and his judgment has been vindicated.
But back when the surge was announced in January of 2007, Clark wrote in an op-ed for the Independent that the surge would backfire:
The truth is that, however brutal the fighting in Iraq for our
troops, the underlying problems are political. Vicious ethnic
cleansing is under way right under the noses of our troops, as
various factions fight for power and survival. In this environment
security is unlikely to come from smothering the struggle with a
blanket of forces - it cannot be smothered easily, for additional
US efforts can stir additional resistance - but rather from more
effective action to resolve the struggle at the political
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?