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February 2, 2004

by J

Ambassadors for Clark

The Clark campaign has announced the endorsements of 55 ambassadors and diplomats.
"Serving as representatives of the United States has allowed each of us to meet with world leaders and see what terrific leadership looks like," said Cynthia Schneider, Ambassador to theNetherlands and co-chair of Ambassadors for Clark. "We know that the world is more interconnected than ever before, and so the impact of good and bad leadership impacts Americaand the world more than ever before. Wes Clark appreciates that and ambassadors understand the interconnectedness of the world and the critical need for a new leader to repair and strengthen our global ties."

"I am thrilled by the endorsement of those that have the respect of world leaders on every continent," Wesley Clark said. "They understand the importance of rebuilding America's alliances and restoring our country to a position of leadership based on cooperation and respect."
The list includes James Rubin, assistant secretary of state and Mr. Christiane Amanpour. He now goes on my white list of "not party hacks." (He'd irritated me a while back, I forget why, but not succumbing to the Kerry machine gets points from me.)

Congratulations to the Clark team, by the way. Good for them.
Posted by J at February 2, 2004 09:25 PM

Shouldn't "former" go in front of all these? Not that it's relevant to their qualifications, of course. It's just that if a current ambassador is endorsing Clark, they probably have a death wish!

OT: have either V or J checked out the Vanity Fair article on Ashcroft? I have no qualifications to judge the reporter's veracity, but taken at face value it boils down to: Ashcroft is a nut.

Frightening; I thought he was merely malevolent and bigoted. But after reading the article, there is no other conclusion but that he is certifiably insane.

(I suppose they'll want to know what I took out at the library now...)

Posted by: Squelch at February 2, 2004 09:46 PM

I haven't seen the article, but after learning that Ashcroft literally anointed himself with Crisco Oil when becoming AG, I knew we were dealing with a fundie crackpot. Didn't even have to listen to him sing that 'soar like an eagle' song that he sings, either, to figure it out. Heh. Sigh.

Posted by: J at February 4, 2004 01:28 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
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Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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