STT757: Finally someone who is not drooling and remains to be fair. Thank you.
Our European Allies had no problem twisting President Clinton's arm into sending US troops into Kosovo when there was no UN mandate or iminent threat to the rest of Europe from Milosivic.
Partially true. Before troops were sent there was an UN mandate. It was the first time since WW2 German troops were engaged in war and a mandate was a must-have. It is true that the U.S. hesitated a long time and called a war against the Serbs "not doable". later Mrs Albright was the major force behind sending troops - not that I criticize that. Anyway, there was an UN mandate ..
,which hurt our relationship with Russia and China after a mistaken bombing of their belgrade embassy.
... but not for bombing China's embassy.
The US took down the Taliban leadership and is presently mopping up various cells remaining in Afghanistan
It is not only the U.S. and we are not discussing Afghanistan here.
The debate in the US is whether or not the Iraqi Government presents a "clear and present danger" to US security, and if so how should we respond. It's obvious that Europeans do not feel this danger from Iraq,
Everyone sees the danger. The question is: How shall we face this danger. The loud thinking of the U.S. administration is one way but maybe not the best.
And please keep in mind that Europe is closer to the Middle-East. A large number of Muslims and Arabs are living here and it is not unlikely that an armed conflict would affect Europe more than the U.S.
on the contrary many would like to do business with Iraq.
Ahem, to the contrary of American companies of course ...
No journalists have been fired,
Not counting Bill Maher for example. Maher characterized U.S. military actions as "cowardly." I refuse to agree but this opinion should not lead into taking out an office.
no American citizens are being denied due process of the courts.
It is not only judge Damon J. Keith's opinion that secret hearings should be opened. A non-public process may be justified but those arrested should at least be allowed to contact lawyers.