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Friday, February 27, 2004

InstaPundit Republish

I'm reposting this exactly as the InstaPundit did on his famous blog because it highlights such a clear example of the hypocrisy and politics surrounding the Iraq war, especially when contrasted with U.S. intervention in the Balkans. He quotes this article, ALBRIGHT LIED -- PEOPLE DIED:

THE HAGUE -- The prosecution in Slobodan Milosevic's war crimes trial moved yesterday to rest its case two days early as the chief prosecutor conceded her team had not produced "the smoking gun" to convict the former Yugoslav president of genocide, the most serious charge against him.

Glenn's comments:
No doubt we'll see handwringing, doubts about intelligence reliability, and charges that the Clinton Administration "sexed up" intelligence and misrepresented Milosevic as a genocidal dictator in order to build support for unilateral action that even Wesley Clark called technically illegal but justified on the basis of an "imminent threat" of genocide, one that is now, of course, completely undermined by the absence of a "smoking gun." Massive criticism of the Clinton Administration's warmaking, which landed us in a "Balkan quagmire" from which we have yet to extricate ourselves, is sure to ensue.

Yeah, right, that's going to happen.
Apparently bombs dropped by a president with a 'D' in front of his name are perfectly acceptable (even without UN approval) while those dropped by a president with an 'R' in front of his name are immoral.

What's more troubling though than this double standard is that Milosevic may not be found guilty of genocide. THAT'S THE WHOLE REASON WE INTERVENED!! We knew it was going on and there is no shortage of dead bodies in the region that also knew it. It speaks of the absolute incompetence of The Hague and provides yet another compelling reason why we should ignore the U.N.'s desire to hold Saddam Hussein's trial there. What a farce, I would feel more comfortable with the O.J. jury.


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