October 28,  2003  Tuesday

Bush vows grim toll won't deter us
New York Daily News, NY - 10-28-03

..."I just don't understand the President's logic — that because there is more violence and more deaths, things are going well. In my book, that means things are worse," said former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) asked, "Is the President arguing that the better things get in Iraq, the more dangerous it will become for American soldiers?"...

Bush upbeat about Iraq despite wave of violence
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - 10-28-03
... problems that the United States would face after the war ... related to the beginning of Ramadan, the Muslim holy ... with our plan," Bremer said after meeting with Bush ...

`Know your enemy?' Latest Baghdad attacks...
Times Picayune, LA - 10-28-03
... whether what's going on in Iraq still amounts to war ... Colin Powell acknowledged over the weekend that the Bush ... a spike having to do with Ramadan (the Muslim holy ...

It is scary that Dubya has newkler weapons of mass destruction at his fingertips.

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The White House whine: 'It's all the media's fault'
Christian Science Monitor - 10-28-03
... In fact, up until the last few months, one could argue that the Bush ... Most of the potential "scandals" the press could have latched on to - Enron, Halliburton ...

Car Bomb Kills 4 in Fallujah; 4 GIs Hurt
Guardian, UK - 10-28-03

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Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against. ~W.C. Fields

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I heard this yesterday. It sure sounded like her.

Agents stop armed man near Bush’s daughter
New Haven Register, CT - 10-28-03

...Since Bush arrived in 2000, the university has taken great pains to protect her privacy. Bush, by most accounts, has led an active collegiate life, frequently visiting the city’s nightclubs on Crown Street and other nightspots.

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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

Iraq vets join ranks of have-nots under Bush administration
Chicago Sun Times, IL - By Jesse Jackson  10-28-03

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII

EMAIL: Dean Hartwell truthmatters@deanhartwell.com

SUBJECT: Hartwell v Clark


I admire the passion with which people wrote to your site defending
General Wesley Clark's qualifications to be the Democratic nominee for
president. The fact that so many people wrote speaks volumes of the
popularity of All Hat No Cattle.

I also admire the military service of General Clark. He has paid his
dues to his nation as a military man.

However, I still don't believe he is a good candidate for president. I
don't feel comfortable with my party's nominee singing the praises of
the Bush Administration in any context and joining the party so
recently. These actions speak poorly of his credibility as a
Democratic presidential candidate.

Some readers pondered my own qualifications to write the column. I
have degrees in political science and public administration and will
soon receive a law degree. I have followed political campaigns
closely, both as an observer and as a paid consultant, for almost
twenty-five years. I have also written a book, Truth Matters, which
posits that the best way for a voter to determine whether a president
will be honest is to look closely at their campaign.

My take on Clark is that he has started his candidacy is at the wrong
time. He should work more on campaigning for other Democrats and
developing his positions on issues. I am still not clear as to whether
he supported the Iraq war, for example. Also, I think he would be an
excellent choice for Secretary of Defense. Perhaps years from now, I
will reconsider my analysis of Clark as a Democratic presidential

Everyone is welcome to visit my site at www.deanhartwell.com . I
promise not to ask anyone how long they have been a Democrat, or,
indeed, if they even are one!


Dean Hartwell
Hartwell Perspective

Thank you for writing.  I am also pleased with the passion displayed by my readers.

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~Texas Guinan

The Christian Right is neither. ~Author Unknown


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