Gen. Wesley Clark has just set up a new Web site www.SecuringAmerica.com to use to speak out on issues, raise money for various political causes and keep his own presidential options alive for 2008.
Part of our new vision for America is new strategy for national defense. So far, this administration's strategy hasn't been productive.
Osama Bin Laden is still on the loose, Pakistan has nuclear weapons, and the middle east remains unstable. These challenges demand a new vision for America.
My experience tells me there are three parts to resolving international tension and conflicts. First, we need to maximize diplomatic measures so that the world community speaks with one voice to represent the values of liberty, democracy and capitalism. Second, we need to commit to understanding the regional and local political situations, so we can walk a mile in the shoes of our adversaries and better understand the pressures they face. This understanding helps us arrive at the best solutions. Lastly, and only lastly, comes military force. The United States military is the best in the world and will accomplish whatever goals we set out for them -- but they are not equipped to do it all and do it alone. Nor should we be putting them in that position. They deserve better -- we all do.
Okay, so it's pretty general stuff. But I'm sure it will get more substantive as time goes on.