I would like any Clark supporters, or anyone else, to address a few questions I have on this Katrina Swett business.
As I understand it in October of 2002,
"Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark said Wednesday he supports a congressional resolution that would give President Bush authority to use military force against Iraq, although he has reservations about the country's move toward war.
He said if [Katrina Swett] were in Congress this week, he would advise her to vote for the resolution, but only after vigorous debate."
Further as I understand it Biden-Lugar was still on the table at this time (though that was in the Senate).
So my questions are: what resolution was Clark talking about? What resolutions were on the table at this time? Was Clark talking about the resolution as it came to be in its final form or something indeterminate (perhaps more like Biden-Lugar)?
This is important to me because if he supported the resolution as it came to be then he should admit it, and try to pull off the double-Kerry or say he was mistaken at that time. If he didn't support it I'd like to know that too, that'd make his current hindsight opposition more consistent.
Now I don't want to hear about his Congressional testimony or anything other than what he was talking about to Swett, unless it represents a repudiation of that advice. If he's spinning such an important issue I don't think I can consider him anymore. Thank you in advance for any answers (that aren't snarky).