Jonathan Schwarz revisits Kosovo

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by fleinn, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. fleinn

    fleinn 101010

    This Modern World Blog Archive Did the Kosovo Liberation Army Kidnap and Murder Serbs for their Organs?
    What Schwarz forgets is that the entire justification for going into Kosovo in the first place, as pushed by a large majority in Congress and the President, was that the Serbs were evil, imperialist mass murderers, and the Albanians and the KLA (muslims, generally) huddled, oppressed children who were being shot in the streets by people with evil sounding names.

    On the opposing side, the idea was that the Serbs were christians who didn't do much else than go to church, only to have the thatch torched down over their heads by evil muslim terrorists.

    While in reality, none of this had anything to do with what actually was done, or why the mission became so urgent when diplomacy broke down after about ten years of negotiations.

    So - can either candidate manage to do better this time around? To see the complexity in the situation, avoid being played and exploited by foreign interests - and actually become elected on the presentation of difficult questions? Clinton couldn't - he would never have either the public or Congress with him in his America, without spinning like a madman, and presenting a simplistic narrative - or a general irrefutable rhetorical justification for already decided policy.

    ..Is it still the same now?

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