October 29, 2003

WILL SALETAN CHARGES WESLEY CLARK with hypocritical obstructionism over Iraq. I may be wrong here — my political-prediction track record isn’t that great — but Clark’s campaign seems to be foundering. And it seems to be foundering not so much over tactical missteps as over the character of the candidate himself. Saletan concludes:

I don’t know whether we’ll win the postwar if Congress approves the money Bush asked for. But I know we’ll lose it if Congress doesn’t. That’s what happens when a nation at war starts to think like the Wes Clark of 2003. Just ask the Wes Clark of 1999.

Ouch.