Paul Krassner's "Assholes of the Week #7"


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  1. coaxial says:

    Pl Krssnr nds t gt t bt mr. Ws Clrk hs bn tllng tht stry bt hw Rmfld t. l. ws ntnt n nvdng rq rght ftr 9/11 fr yrs nw. Hr’s < hrf="http://www.pbs.rg/nwshr/bb/pltcs/jn-jn04/clrk_bg_01-15.html"> trnscrpt f hm n th Nwshr bck n Jnry f 2004 tllng th sm stry, nd t ws ld stry vn thn.

    Tryng t bsh gy tht’s bn spkng t gnst th wr frm dy n, s nt spkng t gnst th wr rly ngh? Nw tht’s bng n sshl.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Clark is an asshole for targeting civilians in Yugoslavia when he was the commander of NATO.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Of course you’ve heard variants, because Clark keeps changing the story…this is just like the supposed call he received after 9/11 urging him to blame the attacks on Iraq that he was then forced to backpedal on.

    When he first told the story it was just that there was this memo that called for invading these countries that someone else told him about. Then in his 2003 book he claims that a “military staff officer” described the overall plan for him in November 2001. Now, the new version is that it’s a general just days after 9/11.

    Clark seems to have a very Bush-ian notion of truth.

  4. Skwid says:

    What Coaxial said. I’m certain I’ve heard a variant of this story from Clark during his candidacy…maybe before.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Coaxial is correct he’s been talking about it since 2002 and he testified (though the archived video is now out of date on CSPAN) before the senate on 9/23/2002 and said we should not go into Iraq. Who’s the asshole? [Problems with yoru sign in -said I successfully created an account then couldn't log on.] BP Cross

  6. Anonymous says:

    Clark published the same thing in his book Winning Modern Wars in 2003 and talked about it often during his Presidential campaign.
    Want to verify it?

    Go to (google books) and type in “draining the swamp” look on page 130.

    Posting this just makes Paul Krassner look singularly uninformed, he should offer an apology to General Clark and explain why he didn’t listen in 2003.

  7. coaxial says:

    Why would I be disemvowelled? I rightful criticised Paul Krassner for being woefully ignorant of the facts, provided counter evidence, and then Paul Krassner issued a retraction because he agreed that he was wrong.


  8. Anonymous says:

    And it should never be forget the shameful role of General Clark during the NATO-led unilateral bombing of civilian targets in Serbia, 1999.

    Hundreds of plainly civilian objects were bombed even hundreds of miles away from the regions where actual fighting took place. The outcome were thousands of civilian casualities and hundreds of thousands of refugees – on both Albanian and Serbian sides.

    Should I add that as a result, even today, some 200.000 of Serbian refugees didn’t come back to their homes!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I personally heard Wes Clark tell that story here in Doha, Qatar, this last spring.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Krasser has lost his touch with reality. Before you label someone, know the facts!!!! Clark has been talking about his visit to the Pentagon for years. Krasser,just like you lash out at individuals, it is time to look at one’s self.

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