Tuesday, September 23, 2003

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

So, it seems that Wesley Clark used to hang out with the wrong crowd. Interestingly enough, when I thought of his candidacy, that little episode completely slipped from my mind. People tend to suppress bad memories, and I'm not an exception.

With poll numbers showing that Clark could beat Bush in 2004, many people in blogosphere are rallying around the new champion of anti-Bush cause. So, any attempt to point towards some questionable chapters of General's life and thus put in question his saintly image is nothing more than "smear" tactic.

I agree that the incident in question shouldn't be given too much importance. But it nevertheless puts General in bad light, at least in this part of the world. Image itself is enough to make many people in Bosnia and Croatia cringe. Not even the British and French – people usually accused to be pro-Serbian during 1991-95 conflict – haven't got that far in fraternising with Bosnian Serbs. Clark, whatever his motives were, expressed serious lack of judgement and diplomatic sense. And with character like that in White House, the world is not going to be much safer place than it is now.


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