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Clark Attacks Bush Strategy on Terrorism as Mistaken

Gen. Wesley K. Clark on Monday blamed “bad leadership” by President Bush for the nation’s heightened antiterrorism alert status, saying that it was a “strategic mistake” to shift resources to Iraq from the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan and Afghanistan. “A wise leadership would not have put us into Iraq at this time,” General Clark told reporters after serving hot meals at Manna House, a nonprofit agency in this city in the northeastern part of the state. “Instead we’d have concentrated on Osama bin Laden.” The comment came on a day when several candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination took issue with the administration’s financing of antiterrorist programs on the local level. Full Story

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