In case you were considering throwing your vote and support behind Democratic candidate Wesley Clark, consider the company you’ll keep. In an interview on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, Michael Moore announced his support for the retired General.
I trust him. . . . I like where he comes from. And, most of all, I think, as “The New York Times” pointed out last week, he’s actually slightly to the left of Dean.
Yikes! Is that possible? Maybe so. Just look at what Blitzer had to say at the end of the interview.
BLITZER: Michael Moore and Madonna both support Wesley Clark.
Yet I find it odd that both Madonna and Moore can support a man that in 2002 said, “Certainly there’s a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda.” And, as Drudge reported Wednesday, Clark seems to have been all for an Iraq war prior to running for president.
“President Bush and Tony Blair should be proud of their resolve in the face of so much doubt,” Clark wrote on April 10, 2003. “Can anything be more moving than the joyous throngs swarming the streets of Baghdad? Memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the defeat of Milosevic in Belgrade flood back. Statues and images of Saddam are smashed and defiled.” […]
“Every president has deployed forces as necessary to take action. He’s done so without multilateral support if necessary. He’s done so in advance of conflict if necessary. In my experience, I was the commander of the European forces in NATO. When we took action in Kosovo, we did not have United Nations approval to do this and we did so in a way that was designed to preempt Serb ethnic cleansing and regional destabilization there. There were some people who didn’ t agree with that decision. The United Nations was not able to agree to support it with a resolution.”
Clark continued: “There’s no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat… Yes, he has chemical and biological weapons. He’s had those for a long time. But the United States right now is on a very much different defensive posture than we were before September 11th of 2001… He is, as far as we know, actively pursuing nuclear capabilities, though he doesn’t have nuclear warheads yet. If he were to acquire nuclear weapons, I think our friends in the region would face greatly increased risks as would we.”
The two celebrities may want to rethink their support of such a waffling opportunist.