last night while looking at the net and the o'reilly factor, i saw that the guest host had former failed u.s. general (relieved as supreme commander of NATO), and failed presidential candidate wesley clark aka. ashley wilkes on the show. (ashley wilkes is how rush refers to clark.)
wesley/ashley was being asked to opine on the detroit airline bomber, and what went right or wrong and how he would handle it. i immediately became interested as wes ain't exactly known for making good decisions, like bombing the chinese embassy in hungary, which helped to get him removed as head of NATO. later in june of 2008, wes said this about john mccain, in his support of ABE II, " He hasn't been there and ordered the bombs to fall. He hasn't seen what it's like when diplomats come in and say, I don't know whether we're going to be able to get this point through or not," that mccain was,"untested and untried." bob schieffer,who was conducting the interview for face the nation, rightly went on to note, that Obama did not have any of those experiences, nor had he "ridden in a fighter plane and gotten shot down."
"Well, I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president," clark said. nice try wes, remind me what the community organizer had done up until that point.
anyhow, wes blathered on not really saying anything earth shaking, until the end of the interview when the saudi's failed terrorist to artist program was brought up, due to the asshole airline bomber being trained in yemen. this is a program i brought up on a separate blog on february 22, 2009, to wit, seems the saudi's got a little terrorist to citizen re-education program they have been running, taking guys we captured and released from gitmo, and have them coloring and painting, meditating and listening to music and shit, in the kingdom. this is supposed to make them forget about murdering us infidels. at the end of the program they have to sign a promise to play nice and not to blow anything up and the government then cuts em loose w/o prosecution. most of these dudes have hit the haul ass and are back with the jihad. 1 guy is the head of al quadia in yemen. just setting up house keeping for when the rest of the brothers get out next year thanks to the lincoln of our times. wes pointed out he didn't think it was working. good job wes, 10 months too late.
here is the point, wesley/ashley has no idea what he is talking about. evidenced by the fact that with the current charges, the Christmas airline asshole bomber is only looking at 20 years. wes told o'reilly's guest host he had no idea where he got those numbers. you are a rhodes scholar wes, try the detroit news and freepress for starters. seems like everything that happens takes the folks on his side of the aisle by surprise, no?
i'm trying to decided who would have been worse for the country, this guy or a constantly on vacation president, who tells us the airline asshole bomber was a lone wolf, and in the next breath, vows to hunt down all persons involved.