Skip to comments.With Little Notice, U.S. Planes Have Been Striking Iraq All Year
Posted on 11/15/2005 7:28:56 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty
ASHINGTON -- It is the year's other war. While the nation's attention has focused on Kosovo, American warplanes have quietly, methodically and with virtually no public discussion been attacking Iraq.
Over the past eight months, American and British pilots have fired more than 1,100 missiles against 359 targets.
That is more than triple the targets attacked in four furious days of strikes in December that followed Iraq's expulsion of U.N. weapons inspectors, an assault that provoked an international outrage.
President Clinton has not made a decision, but within the administration, some hawkish officials have argued that broader, more punishing strikes would deter the Iraqis and do more to weaken President Saddam Hussein's government, the officials said. On the other hand, a tougher stand could also draw attention to strikes that have generated little opposition at home and abroad.
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The cease fire was signed on 41's watch and in effect (state of war) throughout Slick Willie's administration.
I guess the fact that the post said "Kosovo" and "President Clinton" are not date-specific enough?
Yes... the date of the article is the point...
It does not seem to me that we spent 15 months and trips to the UN and votes in Congress to authorize Clinton's miitary actions. The way I remember it was wasking up in the morning and hearing we were bombing someplace we hadn't even heard of. I guess that might be why Congress now sems to have amneisa regarding its constitutional duty to declare war. That would be due to the dictatorship of the horny toad, Clinton.
Dums LIE that's why.
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