"Tom, your hero Bill Clinton bombed Serbia for 78 days..."
Clinton's Kosovo adventure was rationalized as stopping genocide. I guess it depends on what your definition of 'genocide' is.
In the three years prior to our intervention, 2000 Albanians were killed in Kosovo, and it is likely that a majority of these were KLA members in the course of combat.
As good, publicity-conscious Muslim terrorists, the KLA made sure to force many of their shootouts from buildings that housed civilians, in the hopes of getting some civilians killed, which they did. As things heated up, the KLA also made certain that things got uncomfortable enough that there were a lot of refugees. So, the media hand-wringers were presented with civilan casualties and pathetic refugees, two of their favorite sob story topics. We saw Sadaam and his crowd try very hard to generate the same situations for us in the last few weeks.
No doubt there were many Serb brutalities, but it was insane to class the Kosovo situation as 'genocide', particularly when Kofi and Bill didn't think Rwanda qualified as such. At any rate, the action between Serb cops and KLA terrorists resulted in brutalities on both sides. Not genocide, though...
And now the Islamists have a couple of footholds in the Balkans in Bosnia and Kosovo. Note that the KLA has recently decided that southern Serbia is more properly in Muslim hands and now trouble is starting there. Notice how many recent news stories about Al Quaeda funds or Al Quaeda planning documents have Bosnia or Kosovo datelines. Most of these stories are pretty small and on page 33 - after all it wouldn't be 'constructive' to imply that the KLA and their supporters are somehow aligned with the rest of the Islamist terror world. Plus, which American journalist would want to take a chance on tainting the "legacy"?
Sooner rather than later, we will find a lot of problems originating in Bosnia or Kosovo. Those are very secure places for the Islamists to operate - some of the Western European nations involved in those places seem more inclined to curry favor with Al Qaeda than to confront it. Nations like France and Germany. The Western media, too, is uninclined to bring a lot of attention to terror links in the Balkans - they bear a lot of responsibility for exaggerating the situation there in the first place, and it is becoming very clear that many left-leaning journalists have decided that Islamist terror is not such a bad thing at all...