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2005-11-23 04:09:45.59154+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Hey, remember that U.S. Citizen held for 3 years without charges, called an "enemy combatant", because he was plotting to build a device to spread radioactive materials around a city... no, wait, it was blow up an apartment building using a gas main... make that... uhhh... fundraising for foreign organizations.

While I'm questioning the actions of presidents and administrations, I should point out that there was once an administration that looked at a country ripped by bloody civil strife between three ethnic factions that had killed over a quarter of a million people and displaced another nearly two million. This administration decided that the U.N. was moving inefficiently, so it brought together a coalition, helped broker a diplomatic solution, moved in troops... and peace and order have been maintained for ten years with no combat losses amongst the peacekeeping troops. Say what you will about Bill Clinton's administration, but the Dayton Peace Accords turned 10 years old yesterday, and Bosnia has been such a success that they're looking at revising their constitution because it no longer needs to be as sensitive to ethnic differences.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-11-23 12:21:26.276698+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Bill had more important things on his mind than a personal vendetta and religious cleansing (getting a hummer (no, not Hummer)). Bill, and/or the other Pansy Peacenik's in his administration didn't fully undertsand the 'acceptable' part of 'acceptable losses'. Bless them for that.