Skip to comments.A nation misled into war
Posted on 08/02/2004 10:49:58 AM PDT by Jeff Blogworthy
What must be done when a President misleads the American people into a war that has nothing even remotely to do with U.S. national security; lies about the reasons for going to war; violates the War Powers Resolution; refuses diplomatic options; deposes a democratically elected president; has no exit strategy or definition of victory; and causes unnecessary U.S. casualties in the process?
If you are a liberal Democrat and the President is Bill Clinton absolutely nothing. In light of Bill Clintons misconduct regarding Kosovo, the shameless complaints against President Bush ring hollow. The war in Kosovo was a total sham. I still dont know why we got involved. I can only speculate that the megalomaniac needed something to spice up his "legacy."
Bush led us against a true dictatorship; Clinton led us against a democracy.
Bush had valid reasons for believing Hussein was a US threat; Clinton had no reason to believe Kosovo was the remotest threat.
The war against Iraq was provoked; the war in Kosovo was for supposed "humanitarian" reasons.
The facts concerning Kosovo expose the current Democrat rhetoric for what it is pure political grandstanding at the expense of U.S. National security. When the false claim of "ethnic cleansing" in Kosovo was exposed (the major reason given for the war), not even the whisper of a question was heard in Democratic annals. This is two-faced hypocrisy in the highest degree, and, in case you were wondering, the Kosovo War cost us roughly $12 billion. What did we accomplish in return? Greater international respect? Heightened national security? Anything at all?
Facts about Kosovo:
Lies, Damn Lies, and the Clinton Administration by Sheldon Richman, June 1999
Clinton Kosovo Fraud
The Road To Hell, Clinton, Kosovo and good intentions by Charles Krauthammer
KOSOVO: DON'T GO THERE By David H. Hackworth, 26 January 1999
Your 'boyz' may want to peruse this before spouting the same tired out "Bush Lied" BS.
If you want to talk about being misled into war, talk about Clinton, and the disgraced and FIRED former SACEUR.
This has been a public service announcement.
In Kosovo, we fought on the side of the Islamic Jihad.
In Iraq, we fight against them.
Pick your party. Vote accordingly.
Vain, Pompous, Brown-noser
Meet the Real Gen. Clark
"The reaction from former army subordinates is very different.
"The poster child for everything that is wrong with the GO (general officer) corps," exclaims one colonel, who has had occasion to observe Clark in action, citing, among other examples, his command of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood from 1992 to 1994.
While Clark's official Pentagon biography proclaims his triumph in "transitioning the Division into a rapidly deployable force" this officer describes the "1st Horse Division" as "easily the worst division I have ever seen in 25 years of doing this stuff."
Such strong reactions are common. A major in the 3rd Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado when Clark was in command there in the early 1980s described him as a man who "regards each and every one of his subordinates as a potential threat to his career".
While he regards his junior officers with watchful suspicion, he customarily accords the lower ranks little more than arrogant contempt. A veteran of Clark's tenure at Fort Hood recalls the general's "massive tantrum because the privates and sergeants and wives in the crowded (canteen) checkout lines didn't jump out of the way fast enough to let him through".""
You mean Kennedy/Johnson getting us into Viet Nam?
They're dead Jeff.
There is nothing left to 'do' to them.
Lt Kerry claims that his war experience gives him a better view of being a wartime President which would have disqualified Franklin Roosevelt. How then does he act so naive when dealing with our enemies who have our destruction as their ultimate goal. Just as he was a willing dupe during the Vietnam war with the North Vietnamese, he is showing that same ignorance with the War on Terror. How much risk is he willing to take before he would act to protect the United States?? In Vietnam, he was only risking a million or so Gooks who were later killed by his buddy Ho Chi Minh, what about Americans???
The two heavily Democrat partisan Senate Committees found that The Bush Administration did not lie or mislead the American People when they assessed the information they had. The CIA was so positive there were WMDs that they said it was a slam dunk in finding them. The committees also found that there were definitely connections between Sadamn and Al Queda who both wanted the deaths of millions of Americans. Knowing this President Bush was faced with the decision to attack Afghanistan and later Iraq to reduce/eliminate this risk. This decision did not come easily, but if there was a chance of another attack on America he would have been derelict to not attack.
If there was a 1 in 1000 chance that Sadamn had weapons he could give to terrorists to make a biological or nuclear attack on a major city, could he accept that risk. As a leader he could not accept any chance of killing a million Americans. That doesnt even count the number of rabbits, deer and spotted owl that could be collateral casualties. Most likely he had weapons and we knew he could get a nuclear within time if he didnt already, then it was just a matter of delivery. A leader should always err on the side of caution which is exactly what President George W Bush did and will do.
Yaaaaawn Cut & Ran Kerry says that he will only respond after we are attacked and only after he has everybody in the world agreeing. He would not attack if there was a 1 in 1000 or 1 in 2, he would need a 100% surety before he would consider going to war. There is no such thing as 100% in the War on Terror, which is why he is blind to the Truth and only pandering to the anti-war crowd. Another words after we have a million dead in NYC we will go to the UN (assuming it is still standing), hat in hand and ask France, Syria and Madagascar if it would be ok to attack a condom factory in the Sudan like the good ol 90's?? Meanwhile the terrorist network will go along without any worry of ever being attacked. If Kerry were President Saddamn would still be trying to buy Uranium from Africa and Nuclear warheads from Korea while the camps run freely in Trashcanistand & Iraq.
In a world that is full of the most dangerous weapons in the history of mankind we need a leader who will do what he says without checking the weather vane first. In Vietnam it was only Vietnamese who were losing their lives because of Kerrys anti-war beliefs, this time we are in the cross-hair. He has showed his acceptance of risking & losing millions of lives for the advancement of Communism in Nam, can we afford that risk our lives. We have a leader who has proved he will not accept those odds, can we afford to play the hand any other way? Vote Bush!
Pray for W and Our Amazing Troops
You've laughed while reading her tripe to?
It's hysterical, and any info that points out the left's fabrications is great.
Plus I just love needling Murrymom..
Good question, Democrats.
During the bombing campaign I read that a former resident of Yugoslavia had stated that Clinton had accomplished in a few weeks what Hitler, Stalin and Tito hadn't been able to accomplish in over 60 years. ... Get the Serbs to hate America.
I'll be the butthead to ask, why would we give a flying
^%&* at the proverbial rolling donut what the Serbs think of us?
The Slobo fans on this board constantly amaze me. His was also a regime that needed changing. Mission Accomplished.
Yeah, but did we have to be the guys to do that?
Clinton backed the KLA, which had ties to AQ.
I have long thought that Kosovo should be brought up into the public attention loud and clear. Where were the anti war phonies then???
"Where were the anti war phonies then???"
If a Dimwit were in office now they would be supporting it...
Of course we all know that if the Dimwits were in charge we would've issued indictments that would have scared the islamofacists into submission and there wouldn't have been a need to send troops in the first place (sarcasm!)...
It's just a damn shame Bush Senior or Dole didn't prevail against Slick - Slobo would have been smacked upside the head that much sooner.
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