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Wesley Clark

WESLEY K. "WES" CLARK
(Democrat - Arkansas)


BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS:

POLITICAL: White House Fellow, 1975-76.

PROFESSIONAL: US Army, 1966-2000. Vietnam War veteran (awarded Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart and other military medals). Graduate: National War College; Command and General Staff College; Armor Officer Advanced and Basic Courses; Ranger and Airborne Schools. Director, Strategic Plans & Policy Office, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1994-96. Commander-in-Chief, US Southern Command, 1996-97. NATO Supreme Allied Commander and Commander-in-Chief of US European Command, 1997-2000. Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2000. Retired at the rank of 4-star General. Investment Banker, 2001-03. Author.

EDUCATION: B.S., US Military Academy at West Point, 1966 (graduated first in his class). M.A., Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, 1968.

PERSONAL: Born December 23, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois. Married to Gert Kingston Clark. One child. Catholic. [Note: Born with the name Wesley Kanne. His father Benjamin Kanne, who was Jewish, died when he was 5 years old. His mother later married Victor Clark, who adopted him and raised him as a Baptist. Clark's original last name -- Kanne -- is now his middle name. He converted to Catholicism -- the religion of his wife -- while in his 20s.]


ANALYSIS:

FORMER CANDIDATE - WITHDREW FROM RACE ON FEBRUARY 11, 2004.


LINKS:

Clark04 - Official Campaign Site.
Clark04: Generally Speaking (Blog) - Official Campaign Site #2.
Clark Community Network - Official Campaign Site #3.
New Hampshire for Clark - Official Campaign Site #4.
Clark04 Online Store - Campaign Store (Authorized).
National Clark in 2004 Meet-Up Day - Grassroots Supporters (Unauthorized).
United for Clark - Grassroots Supporters (Unauthorized).
The Wesley Clark Weblog - Grassroots Supporters (Unauthorized).
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Clark Coalition: Steal This Code - Grassroots Supporters (Unauthorized).
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Democracy in Action (GWU): Wesley Clark - University Resource.
National Endowment for Democracy - Clark-related group.
Center for Strategic & International Studies - Clark-related group.
American Friends of the Czech Republic - Clark-related group.
Wesley Clark: War Criminal - Negative Site.
Who is Wesley Clark - Negative Site.
Wesley Clark's Skeleton Closet - Negative Site.
Court Martial Clark - Negative Site.


CLARK WAS ENDORSED BY:
(Partial Listing)

Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL)
Ex-Governor Don Siegelman (D-AL)
Congressman Marion Berry (D-AR)
US Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
State Democratic Chair Ron Oliver (D-AR)
Ex-US Senator David Pryor (D-AR)
US Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR)
Congressman Vic Snyder (D-AR)
Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR)
State Rep. Denny Sumpter (D-AR)
Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Ex-State Democratic Chair Mike Beatty (D-CO)
Ex-State Senate Minority Leader Mike Feeley (D-CO)
Ex-State Democratic Chair Sheila Kowal (D-CO)
Ex-US Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor (D-DC)
State Rep. Ken Gottlieb (D-FL)
Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
Ex-Governor Joe Frank Harris (D-GA)
Ex-United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young (D-GA)
Congressman Rahm Emanuel (D-IL)
Congressman Bill Jefferson (D-LA)
State Sen. Brian Joyce (D-MA)
Congressman Dale Kildee (D-MI)
Ex-US Attorney Todd Jones (D-MN)
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Congressman Gene Taylor (D-MS)
US Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
Ex-State Democratic Chair George Bruno (D-NH)
State House Minority Leader Peter Burling (D-NH)
DNC Member Dudley Dudley (D-NH)
'02 Governor Nominee Mark Fernald (D-NH)
State Rep. Marjorie Smith (D-NH)
State Sen. Glen Cunningham (D-NJ)
State Assemblyman Lou Manzo (D-NJ)
State PRC Commissioner Shirley Baca (D-NM)
Ex-Lt. Governor Roberto Mondragon (D-NM)
Ex-US Ambassador Ed Romero (D-NM)
Ex-NYC Mayor David Dinkins (D-NY)
Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY)
State Sen. Seymour Lachman (D-NY)
State Sen. Valmanette Montgomery (D-NY)
State Senate Minority Leader David Patterson (D-NY)
Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY)
Ex-US Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin (D-NY)
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (D-OH)
US Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC)
Ex-Governor Jim Hodges (D-SC)
Ex-US Senator George McGovern (D-SD)
State Rep. Joe Armstrong (D-TN)
State Rep. Stratton Bone (D-TN)
State Rep. Kent Coleman (D-TN)
State Rep. Charles Curtis (D-TN)
State Rep. Gene Davidson (D-TN)
Congressman Lincoln Davis (D-TN)
State Rep. Joe Fowlkes (D-TN)
State Sen. Thelma Harper (D-TN)
Ex-State Democratic Chairman Doug Horne (D-TN)
State Sen. Doug Jackson (D-TN)
State Rep. Ulysses Jones (D-TN)
State Sen. Tommy Kilby (D-TN)
Ex-Congresswoman Marilyn Lloyd (D-TN)
State Rep. Mark Maddox (D-TN)
State Rep. Larry Miller (D-TN)
State Rep. Johnny Shaw (D-TN)
State Rep. David Shepard (D-TN)
Ex-State Democratic Chairman Bob Thomas (D-TN)
State Rep. Gabi Canales (D-TX)
State Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX)
State Rep. Norma Chavez (D-TX)
Ex-US Navy Secretary John Dalton (D-TX)
State Rep. Juan Escobar (D-TX)
Congressman Martin Frost (D-TX)
State Rep. Pete Gallego (D-TX)
Ex-Congressman Bob Gammage (D-TX)
State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-TX)
State Rep. Mark Homer (D-TX)
State Rep. Jesse Jones (D-TX)
State Rep. Glenn Lewis (D-TX)
Ex-State Democratic Chair Molly Beth Malcolm (D-TX)
State Rep. Jim McReynolds (D-TX)
State Rep. Rick Noriega (D-TX)
Congressman Solomon Ortiz (D-TX)
State Rep. Robert Puente (D-TX)
State Rep. Richard Raymond (D-TX)
State Rep. Jim Solis (D-TX)
Congressman Charlie Stenholm (D-TX)
State Rep. Barry Telford (D-TX)
State Rep. Carlos Uresti (D-TX)
State Rep. Miguel Wise (D-TX)
Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT)
State Rep. Spencer Black (D-WI)
State Sen. Bob Jauch (D-WI)
Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton (D-WI)
Ex-US Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI)
State Rep. Marlin Schneider (D-WI)
State Rep. Lena Taylor (D-WI)
State Rep. Dave Travis (D-WI)

OFFICIAL CONTACT INFORMATION:

Clark for President
P.O. Box 2959
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
501-537-2004
Fax: 501-244-2203
E-mail: info@clark04.com


THE WESLEY CLARK LIBRARY:

Waging Modern WarWaging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat by Wesley Clark (2001). This memoir from General Clark, the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at how war is fought today. The problems posed, and overcome, in the war in Kosovo -- how to fight an air war against unconventional forces in rough terrain and how to coordinate U.S. objectives with those of other nations -- are the problems that America increasingly faces in the today's world. As the Los Angeles Times noted after the 9-11 attacks, this book's "lessons are highly relevant now ... We need to think about exactly what steps will lessen, rather than increase, the terrorist threat. And we also need innovative commanders willing to improvise to meet a new kind of threat, more determined political leadership, a more flexible outlook in the Pentagon." Even GOP partisans like Newt Gingrich highly praised this book. List: $18.00. Your Price: $12.60 (You Save 30%)! Paperback.

Winning Modern WarWinning Modern War: Iraq, Terrorism and the American Empire by Wesley Clark (2003). This book -- the follow-up to Clark's 2001 bestseller -- starts off with a concise analysis of the 2003 military invasion/occupation of Iraq. It then moves on to examine America at an our current domestic, economic, and geopolitical crossroads. Clark explains why he believes the US conflicts with Iraq were not two distinct wars, but an unceasing, 13-year-long military campaign. He argues that the ambitious foreign policy plans envisioned by Bush Administration are not only unsustainable, but a redundant anachronism -- as America having long ago created a "virtual empire" by interlocking international business relationships, cultural lure, and global leadership. A political manifesto, Clark uses the book to present his vision of an engaged, enterprising America leading the world (instead of dominating it). A good guide to understanding the direction a Clark Administration would take us. List: $25.00. Your Price: $17.50 (You Save 30%)!

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