Profiles In Convenience

In 1982 Colin Powell called Wesley Clark "an officer of the rarest potential." In 1978 Alexander Haig said Clark was "an officer of impeccable character." We know this because the Clark for President campaign released 200 pages of similar encomiums last week, internal evaluations covering 30 years of the general's Army career--a blindingly impressive document, the stuff of legend and political ads to come. Unfortunately, the paeans to Clark's character, courage and leadership came during a week when he was showing none of the above with regard to the $87 billion that President Bush has requested to maintain the American military...

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