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  Capture doesn't sway Clark
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News DateWednesday, December 17, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionEx-general stays antiwar course.

Shortly after testifying at the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic, retired Army General Wesley K. Clark called for a similar trial for Saddam Hussein, but still said he opposes the US intervention that led to Hussein's capture.

"The success of the mission in Iraq, it wouldn't of itself justify that it was . . . a wise decision to undertake at the time," the Democratic presidential candidate said by telephone from the Hague.

"There are any number of things we could do that [would have been] successful that weren't done," Clark added, pointing out that the United States chose not to intervene against dictators in Liberia and Sierra Leone. "It just so happened that this administration chose to go into Iraq when there was apparently still no evidence of weapons of mass destruction."
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