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  •  The stealth fighter should not have been used (1+ / 0-)
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    in Serbia to begin with -- we had no national interest there that justified putting it at risk.

    And yes -- the wreckage should have been bombed even if Serbian civilians were killed.   It's loss was a major blow to US national security.

    Go ahead -- nominate Clark.  See what happens.

    •  Wrong - Serbia was committing genocide (1+ / 0-)
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      in Kosovo which was threatening a war which would have dragged in the entire region including Greece and Turkey. We should have gone to war earlier - halted Serbian ethnic cleansing and irredentism way before we did.

      "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

      by Shane Hensinger on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 10:06:01 PM PST

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      •  Really? So when did you act on your moral (0+ / 0-)

        indignation, pick up a M16 rifle and arrive in Serbia?

        I myself think that the lives of US servicemen should be put at risk only to defend the USA.   I would never expect a fellow American to die in defense of my moral opinions --especially if I wasn't there with him or her.

        Although I have no problem with bombing the crap out of some jerks who deserved it, provided the risk to the pilots is reasonable low.   But the stealth technology  should never have been put at risk there.

        The people in Kosovo were being massacred because we cut off the supply of arms to them.  

    •  Clark didn't make a decision to bomb Serbia. (1+ / 0-)
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      I think it was a good idea to do it but if you disagree blame Clinton.

      •  I wasn't criticizing the decision to bomb Serbia - (0+ / 0-)

        I criticized the deployment of the Stealth Fighter --and the failure to destroy its wreckage when it was lost.

        And I don't think Clinton was managing the war at that level of detail at that time -- I seem to recall an impeachment and affair Lewinski being a distraction.

        Although he would be held  ultimately responsible as Commander in Chief if this issue blew up during a Clark nomination.

        So, what kind of promotion did Wesley get after Yugoslavia surrendered?  I don't remember the ticker tape parade for some reason.

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