General Wesley Clark Wesley Clark Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com So, his supposed public schizophrenia over the Iraq war may have disqualified him in the eyes of many... According to: Presidential campaign of retired General Wesley Clark Retired General Hugh Shelton, who was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff largely responsible for the recall of Clark from NATO, has said, "the reason [Clark] came out of Europe early had to do with integrity and character issues, things that are near and dear to my heart." In short, the same reasons that Clark is not going to be President of the United States. But as I watched and listened to him on the Washington Journal, the man deserves better recognition than he seems to have gotten. There is a movement to draft him for 2012... What reasons would anyone have to appose this?