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Profile: Wesley Clark

 
  

Positions that Wesley Clark has held:

  • Four-Star General, US Army


 

Quotes

 
  

Quote, September 2002

   “Terrorists residing in Western Europe planned the September 11 attack, and the greatest concentration of their ‘sleeper cells’ outside the Middle East is probably in Europe. Yet this is a threat that the American military can do little to combat. What we really need is closer alignment of our police and judicial activities with our friends and allies: greater cooperation in joint police investigations, sharing of evidence, harmonious evidentiary standards and procedures, as well as common definitions of crimes associated with terrorism. Through greater legal, judicial, and police coordination, we need to make the international environment more seamless for us than it is for the international terrorists we seek.” [Washington Monthly, 9/2002]

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Source, September 23, 2002

   “It's a question of what's the sense of urgency here, and how soon would we need to act unilaterally? So far as any of the information has been presented, there is nothing that indicates that in the immediate, next hours, next days, that there's going to be nuclear-tipped missiles put on launch pads to go against our forces or our allies in the region.” [New York Times, 9/24/02]

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Quote, June 2003

   “[I]mmediately after 9/11” there was a “concerted effort ... to pin 9/11 and the terrorism problem on Saddam Hussein.” [When asked who was behind the concerted effort, Clark responded:] “Well, it came from the White House, it came from people around the White House. It came from all over. I got a call on 9/11. I was on CNN, and I got a call at my home saying, ‘You got to say this is connected [Clark is not referring to White House here. He will later explain in a letter to the NY Times that the call came from a Middle East think tank located outside of the US ? ed.]. This is state-sponsored terrorism. This has to be connected to Saddam Hussein.’ I said, ‘But—I'm willing to say it, but what's your evidence?’ And I never got any evidence.” [MSNBC, 6/15/03]

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