Man Without Qualities

Friday, December 05, 2003

The Third Tweedle

During the 1968 presidential campaign, Walt Kelly portrayed Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey as Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, each with a "secret plan" to end the Vietnam War. Kelly had his two Tweedles sing in unison - or at least close harmony - this song or one like it (if memory serves):

I have a very seec-er-et plan,
For ending the war like a pol-i-ty sham.
I'd say "no, no" once,
And "hey-watch-it" twice!
After appeasing the hearts of bi-partisan moms,
I'd launch a chain letter of monogrammed BOMBS!

Wesley Clark seems to be vying for position as the Third Tweedle:

Gen. Wesley K. Clark assured a crowd at a college campus here on Thursday that he had a strategy to secure Iraq and bring American soldiers home, criticizing the Bush administration for not producing a timeline to withdraw troops. But General Clark later refused to specify when he would bring troops home or how many more soldiers might be needed to stabilize Iraq.

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