granny, Governor Bush of Texas backed the war as well; and as presidential candidate he castigated Gore for ruling out ground troops in Kosovo. President Bush has been in office for the past four years now and under him, Rice, Powell, and Rumsfeld the Kosovo policy has remained consistent with that of the Clinton administration. You can even draw a connection all the way back to the first President Bush's 1992 "Christmas Warning" in which he warned Milosevic that the US would use military force to stop Serb depredations against the Albanians in Kosovo.
As for the propaganda about al Qaeda running rampant in Kosovo, Hoplite demolishes that pretty thoroughly in post 7 above.
You might also consider that, implicit in your idea of al Qaeda in Kosovo is that President Bush & Secretaries Rumsfeld & Powell & our military commanders are willing to tolerate al Qaeda operating right under our noses instead of using the couple thousand U.S. military and police we have in that 60 mile x 60 mile province to go after them.
And the fact that OUR military under Clinton was flying arab fighters along with the KLA in US helicopters to positions in Kosovo? Boy, did the Clinton admin. do a great job of blinding you guys to what happened in conflict. What about the fact that the KLA killed albanians also? Do you mention that? or even address it?
Thank you for the information.
I will have to think about it.