Clark defended antiwar activists. He charged the US with militarism and arrogance, starting with the Vietnam war and continuing with Grenada, Libya, Panama and the Gulf war. Clark visited Iraq after OperationDesert Storm and returned to accuse the US of war crimes.
He was also one of the most quotable public figures of his generation:
•If you don’t insist on your government obeying the law, then what right do you have to demand it of others?
•A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain: You cannot have either until you have both.
•A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you.