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  •  Say what? (1+ / 0-)
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    Albright fought with Cohen constantly about this.

    Cohen was vehemently opposed.

    •  which is why he supported the mission (0+ / 0-)

      and called on NATO to make plans.
      I suppose eating two Big Macs is similarly an experssion of opposition to the eating of fast food.

      •  He marched out there (0+ / 0-)

        and did his job when the PResident told him to, but he argued against it until then.

        Come on.

        this is not even controversial.

      •  This is pretty well known history (0+ / 0-)

        "Up until September 1998, William Cohen and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) reportedly resisted Albright’s efforts to steer the United States towards coercive diplomacy in Kosovo. Interestingly enough, Cohen and the JCS invoked lessons from Somalia and Vietnam analogies to try to convince the President that US involvement in the Kosovo crisis should not extend to the threat of force."

        It was a big part of the dislike that Cohen and Shelton, the JCS at the time, had for Wes Clark, which manifested in crass political attacks on Clark in 2004.

        Again, this is not controversial.

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