Bill Clinton says there was no justification for the Serbs to
“abduct” three U.S. servicemen wearing United Nations colors in
This statement, so Clintonesque in its phony authoritativeness, isn’t
even flying in the United States, let alone Belgrade. What are the Serbs
supposed to do — sit there while U.S. bombs fall on their cities and
vital infrastructure and not fight back? Is that what Bill Clinton
Never has this sociopathic president been so obviously out of touch
with reality than in this dirty little Serbian war of his. This is a new
low — even for a president who has diminished the office he holds
beyond our nation’s wildest imagination.
Just ponder the incongruity of this action by the NATO forces:
- Remember the Bosnia crisis a couple years ago? The big problem
there was the Bosnian Serbs wanted independence. The U.S., NATO, and the
U.N. said no, while supporting limited military actions to prevent the
Serbs from advancing on their goals for autonomy. In Kosovo, ethnic
Albanians want independence from the Serbs. We said yes — and even went
to war to support their bid for self-determination. Now what’s the
difference? Is it only Serb independence movements we oppose? Is it only
radical Islamic independence movements we support? What’s the principle
for which we are fighting?
- Slobodan Milosevic is the bad guy in this war. But a couple years
ago, Bill Clinton, NATO and the U.N. were propping up the unpopular
Milosevic as a force for peace in the region. Now he is a “war
criminal.” Isn’t this a perfect illustration of why the U.S. has no
business interfering in the complex religious and cultural wars that
have been plaguing the Balkans for the last 600 years?
- The U.S. has depleted all but some 150 cruise missiles in the
haphazard and ineffectual bombing campaign against Serbia. No more
cruise missiles are being produced today, as WorldNetDaily columnist
Charles Smith reported first on March 29. It will be another two years
before any more come off the assembly line — should they start gearing
up right now. That leaves the U.S. extremely vulnerable to another
offensive somewhere in the world between now and then. It could be
Korea. It could be Iraq. It could be Taiwan. The old reliable cruise
missiles, upon which our military has relied so heavily in recent years,
are under ration, thanks to the poor planning of the Clinton
- For the first time in the history of the world, a non-governmental
organization — or NGO, as the United Nations is fond of calling them —
has attacked a sovereign nation, not to stop a war between two
countries, but to enforce its will in a country’s internal struggles.
Think about it: NATO is not elected by anyone. It is supposed to be an
alliance of nations sworn to protect one another if any member is
attacked. None of the nations involved in the Balkans war is a member.
Yet NATO has exceeded its charter and decided to wage war with a
sovereign nation that was not threatening any of its members.
- Many of the same Americans who opposed the Vietnam war so
passionately 30 years ago because it was a “civil war” are just as
passionately defending Bill Clinton’s actions in Serbia. Clinton himself
was a draft dodger during the Vietnam conflict. Now he is a hawk —
raining death on Serbs like some madcap character from “Apocalypse Now.”
This wag-the-dog-and-pony show of Clinton’s is a disgrace. This war
is immoral. It is illegal. There are no vital U.S. interests at stake in
the region. There is no battle plan. There is no exit strategy. There is
only death and destruction in this war — no higher calling, no noble
purpose, no lofty goal.
It’s time to stop looking for an honorable way out for Clinton. The
only way out for him is via the rear entrance at 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue and a free ride back to Arkansas where he can devote his full
attention to the only kind of “domestic affairs” for which he is
Pull the troops out of the Balkans. Stop the bombing today. Relieve
the draft-dodging commander-in-chief from further responsibilities.