July 18, 2005
“Bombing a sovereign nation for ill-defined reasons with vague objectives undermines the American stature in the world. The international respect and trust for America has diminished every time we casually let the bombs fly.”
-Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)
No folks. Tom Delay has not seen the light. He was talking about Kosovo. Take a trip down memory lane and see how the singers have changed but the song remains the same.
Posted by Buck at July 18, 2005 02:31 PM
Interesting...but isn't it kind of the same the other way around. The Dems supported Clinton's bombing of Kosovo and do not support the actions in Iraq. Shoot...the Dems even supported the actions in Iraq until it became less politically favorable.
The political nature of decision making in DC is sick. I don't think it will ever end, but at least we can point it out.
I was extremely politically unaware during the Kosovo years. The more I read about it, the more I feel that Clinton and Nato chose war as a first resort when other measures went relatively untried, and Clark opted for a strategy that would kill thousands of civilians in order to keep a relative few American soldiers safe. I have heavy misgivings about both of those aspects of the Kosovo conflict.
On the other hand, the on-going ethnic cleansing in Kosovo was far worse than anything that was going on in Iraq at the time we invaded, and the action did serve a legitimate and clearly defined purpose.
So, I guess I have mixed feelings about Kosovo, where Iraq is more black and white.
Interesting...but isn't it kind of the same the other way around.
It isn't kind of the same to me Dave. It is exactly the same. That is why I get such a kick out of it.
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