The Savior Complex

One of the collateral amusements of General Wesley Clark's nascent presidential candidacy was the unseemly rush of certain liberals to embrace a member of the U.S. Army after decades of knee-jerk loathing for all things military. In an open letter encouraging Clark to run, Michael Moore, the fastidiously unkempt left-wing documentarian, wrote, "Michael Moore likes a general? I never thought I'd write those words. But desperate times call for desperate measures." Wonder what Moore thinks now, after Clark spent the first days of his campaign stepping all over his epaulets on the most basic question of the coming election: Was George...

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