Rand Beers, the official who succeeded Clarke after he left the White House in February 2003, resigned in protest just one month later--five days before the Iraqi war started--for precisely the same reason that Clarke quit.
Editor’s note: Howard Wallace is a long-time peace activist, trade union organizer, senior and gay rights activist. He has been a Teamster and recently retired as a leader in Local 250 of SEIU, a large health care union in Northern California. He currently works with Senior Action building support among seniors, the lesbian and gay community and labor for health care reform and rights for health care workers. He also helped found Pride at Work.