Steyn on Clark

As usual, he puts it into better words than most anyone:

The only rationale for his candidacy is that he is the soldier for the party that doesn’t like soldiering. He supposedly neutralises the Democrats’ national security problem: they can say, hey, sure, we’re anti-war, but that’s because our guy is a four-star general who knows a thing or two about it . . . That’s all they need him for: cover.
It is not going to work. All General Jello does is remind voters of what they dislike about the Dems on this war: their weaselly evasive oppositionism. All his military background does is keep military matters at the forefront of the campaign.
He will be asked why he got fired from the Nato job, why his buddy Bill Clinton declined to save him, why neither his civilian nor uniformed bosses – Bill Cohen, the Defence Secretary, and General Shelton, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs – attended his retirement ceremony, a huge public snub for a four-star general.

UPDATE: More Steyn on the Democrats, this time from the Sun-Times:
Most of the senators running for the nomination have been tugged so far to the left by the anti-war front-runner Howard Dean, they’re now running against their own voting records as much as against the president.
Sen. John Edwards voted for the Patriot Act but is now opposed to it.
Sen. John Kerry voted to authorize war with Iraq but now says that in voting for war, he wasn’t actually voting for war. Perish the thought. It never occurred to him that, after getting Kerry’s vote in favor of a war, the president would be dumb enough to take him at his word. No, sir. In voting to authorize war, the senator says he was really voting to get weapons inspectors back into Iraq. ”It was right to have a threat of force,” he says, ”because it’s only the threat of force that got Hans Blix and the inspectors back in the country.” So, when he votes to whack your taxes up, he’s really only trying to encourage you to comply with the tax rates that already exist?
And, now that Howard Dean has driven most of his plausible rivals crazy, we have a new Voice of Sanity — Gen. Wesley Clark, whose responses to questions on the war make the French foreign minister sound like a straight-shooter.

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