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Boston Globe Ran With A Story About Candidate Clark and School Of Assassins
17 Jan 2004
Modified: 08:03:18 PM
Boston Globe had a story this morning that
commondreams.org reprinted. Here's some of
what it says and a link to their reprint.
There is one military institution retired general Wesley Clark vigorously defends: the controversial academy once known as the US Army School of the Americas.
Here's a direct reprint of the ending of the story,
because it has something I'd like to comment about:
On the stump, Clark tells critics that Bruno will take them to visit the school, although he sometimes misidentifies Bruno as a board member.
"He's on the board. He'll be happy to take you down there," Clark told the woman who questioned him in Concord. "If you find anything in that curriculum material or anything that's taught there that looks in any way remotely connected with human rights abuse or torture, you let me know, and I promise you, we'll close the School of the Americas when I'm president," he said.
But if "you find nothing wrong [and] you see these officers and noncommissioned officers in there learning about human rights, I'd like you to change your position."
Burden of proof is on the critic and the protester.
That sounds way too identical to the Pentagon's
challenge to all congresspeople in the late night
hours before the last defunding bill was about to
be very close.
I have it on good credible source (Mark Green,
republican congressman from Green Bay) that when
they called him in the middle of the night, and
challenged him to look between two dates, when
Bishop Gerardi had been assassinated and when
Ingrid Washinawatok had been killed, they challenged
Green to vote to defund if he can prove anything
between those dates, but if he can't then they asked
him to vote their way.
I'm scratching my chin now.
WAS THAT GENERAL WESLEY CLARK WHO CALLED HIM IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE EVENING??? Perhaps there are
federal charges for calling after 9pm. Perhaps
Clark sat in on that thinktank session to plot
the "overthrow" of public sentiment. Afterall,
Mark Green was forced to vote AGAINST his constituents.
(most wisconsinites have expressed a need to defund.
A rare few want to keep it open)
Mark Green was VERY honest and forthcoming. (rare
from a republican, eh?) He said, "honestly, I did
a rather half-assed job, and just had an intern do
two or three hours scouring the internet and when
they didn't find anything, I simply followed how
my elder Republican coworkers were going to vote."
He reminded me that he was a freshman at the time,
and went further to level burden of proof on the
protest movement yet another time. He said we could
keep in touch with his workers who would help with
other websearches and documents and if we could prove
anything between those two dates, he'd strongly
consider voting to defund.
Wow, style seems identical so I thought I'd better
tell you about it. Read for yourself what Wesley
Clark has to say here:
And find "publishers column" on the following page:
To see the similarity I'm pointing out.
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