August 25, 2004
I wrote about this last December, but hadn't heard any more about it until today. But now that it's poised to become a reality, it seems that Ramsey Clark, one time US Attorney General (1967-69), and long time anti-American activist, has slipped a few more cogs.
Firstly, there is nothing "distinguished" about Clark. He lost anything resembling dignity long ago. I realize the honorific isn't intended in any specific sense, but it still galls to see Clark's name--a dishonored, disgusting man--anywhere near a term usually used to note a certain level of respect.
Clark, in case you didn't know, is a man who now runs a front organization for left-over communists who wish the Cold War had turned out a little bit differently.
From the end of his time as AG, Clark has been active in anti-war (and, at times, anti-American) organizations and a vocal opponent of American intervention around the world. From an Accuracy in Media report:
It's also worth noting that this man endorses John Kerry for President and was opposed to military action in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Even an NPR (that hotbed of conservative activism) reporter called Clark "goofy and irrelevant."
Clark's International Action Center works hand-in-hand with ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), itself a front organization for the Workers World Party. The WWP is an admittedly communist organization that is described by Washington Fortnight (a group of libertarians identifying themselves under the pen name Ed Burke):
These are the kinds of people with which Clark allies himself. These are the kinds of people that are behind the anti-war movement around the world. And the kind of person that Clark is working so hard to defend is Saddam Hussein--a mass murderer who killed his own citizens with chemical weapons, who launched wars of aggression against his neighboring countries, and who thumbed his nose at UN mandates for more than a decade.
Not only is Clark an unsavory fellow, but his choice in compatriots leaves little doubt as to where his sympathies lie, and those sympathies are far from the interests of America.Posted by zombyboy at August 25, 2004 10:49 AM
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