Credible Threat

Scoblic, J. Peter
January 2004
New Republic;1/19/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 1, p17
Presents the case for the presidential candidacy of Democrat Gen. Wesley Clark. Argument that Clark's 34 years of experience as an Army officer would make him not only electable, but also a good president; Details of the military campaigns Clark led in Bosnia and Kosovo; Analysis of Clark's position that the Iraq War was not necessary because Saddam Hussein posed no imminent threat to the region or the world; Assertion that Clark's critique of the Bush administration's claim that the central front for the war on terror should be in Iraq is more logical than the positions of the Democratic hawks; Claim that Clark's experience in Bosnia and Kosovo gave him an understanding of how to wage a multilateral war; Details of Clark's proposals on how the U.S. should handle the military occupation of Iraq; Observation that Clark's experience would allow him to work more effectively with the Pentagon than his predecessors.


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