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  Clark wins endorsement from McGovern
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Last EditedArmyDem  Jan 18, 2004 03:12pm
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MediaNewspaper - San Francisco Chronicle
News DateSunday, January 18, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionDemocratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark was endorsed Sunday by former Sen. George McGovern, the party's 1972 nominee. He called Clark the "best of the lot" of candidates in the race.

"We're not going to lose this time," McGovern said at a pancake breakfast for Clark, recalling his landslide defeat by President Nixon.

The former South Dakota lawmaker compared his opposition to the Vietnam War to Clark's criticism of President Bush's decision to wage war in Iraq. He said Clark is the only candidate with a "success strategy to get us out of the war in Iraq, and get our servicemen and women home safely."

Clark, a retired four-star general, has made criticism of Bush's Iraq policy a central theme of his campaign. On Sunday, he repeated his assertion that going to war without broader international backing was "reckless and wrong."
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