Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr. (born December 23, 1944) was the 48th Vice President of the United States, serving from January 2005 to January 2009 under President Howard Dean. Prior to that, he was a four-star general in United States Army and served as commander of NATO forces in Kosovo. He was chosen as Vice President in lieu of the ongoing debacles in Iraq and due to his experience in foreign policy. In light of the unpopularity of the Dean administration, many voters actually felt that Dean should step aside and allow the well-regarded Clark run for the Presidency instead in 2008. Clark currently is the head of an ethanol lobbying group.