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Open ended committments?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Well for the New York Times some are OK:
The international community and NATO — having invested so much in Kosovo — must continue to stay deeply involved. It would not be surprising if, after seven years, interest has flagged. But without more outside help, there is little hope for building a peaceful democracy in Kosovo.
"International community" my foot.

Ironic isn't it? However, somehow the NYT is completely blind to such irony. Imagine the effect of the same sort of editorial with "Iraq" in the place of "Kosovo". Better yet, imagine the NYT editorial staff writing the same sort of editorial for Iraq.

Oh, and someone, anyone, tell me the whole Balkans thing wasn't a "war of choice" in the sense the left likes to characterize Iraq today, ok? Tell me how we had the authorization of Congress, the UN and "international community" to go in there, will you?

Sometimes you have to sit back and just admire the sheer arrogance and brass of such incredible hypocrisy.

Yup, don't you dare cut and run from Kosovo. The NYT won't stand for it.
 
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The international community and NATO - having invested so much in Kosovo - must continue to stay deeply involved. It would not be surprising if, after seven years, interest has flagged.
It’s a quagmire.
 
Written By: Aldo
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Clinton lied, people died?
 
Written By: shark
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Contraband Sudanese Aspirin was being funneled through the Balkans.

We had to go in.
 
Written By: jpm100
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tell me the whole Balkans thing wasn’t a "war of choice"
In Dr. Erb’s defense, he has claimed that he was against that use of force when it happened and presumably still is. I do not know if he has been as vocal about getting us out of that deployment as he has been about Iraq.
 
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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If US soldiers were being killed in the Balkins, we’d be hearing cries to pullout there as well.
 
Written By: JWG
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Just the NYT reweaving the fabric of the LN, which action is necessary during this brief respite in the attacks on the Bush administrations policies in Iraq. Kosovo = good; Iraq = bad. Repeat it enough and light-thinking liberals will nod knowingly and declaim the ignorance of the right for not being able to discern the differences - "which are major, I can assure you; I read it in the Times".
Of course, a side-by-side comparison of the differences would never hold up. Therefore, one can confidently predict that one will never see such a comparison in the NYT. Nor from Professor Erb, except specious comparisons full of false claims of differences that do not exist. On the whole, though, Professor Erb is more veracious than the NYT on this one. He is in left field, they are out of the ballpark.
 
Written By: notherbob2
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Someone even more cynical than I might even think there is an element of rascism involved in their willingness to risk the lives of American troops on behalf of Europeans rather than Asians, Africans, etc. We were even willing to risk nuclear war to protect the freedom of our Aryan brothers without much disagreement from the NYT.
 
Written By: timactual
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Ironic isn’t it?
Ironic? No. Except in the Alanis Morissette sense of the word.

Hypocritical? Without a doubt. But we’ve come to expect that from the NYT, haven’t we?
 
Written By: MichaelW
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Of course, a side-by-side comparison of the differences would never hold up.
US KIAs Kosovo ~ 0
US KIAs Iraq ~ 3000
 
Written By: unaha-closp
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US KIAs Kosovo ~ 0
US KIAs Iraq ~ 3000
So your argument is that only deaths close out "open ended committments" or make them unsupportable?

 
Written By: McQ
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"So your argument is that only deaths close out "open ended committments" or make them unsupportable?"

Of course. It is similar to the theory of honesty that says it ain’t cheating if you don’t get caught.
 
Written By: timactual
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So your argument is that only deaths close out "open ended committments" or make them unsupportable?
Close enough.
Of course. It is similar to the theory of honesty that says it ain’t cheating if you don’t get caught.
More like the theory that says something worth doing is worth doing right.

Why is it that thousands of people are being killed in Iraq and few are being killed in Yugoslavia? Both countries are occupied, both have strong ethnic divisions.
 
Written By: unaha-closp
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Yes, unaha-closp, why is that?
 
Written By: notherbob2
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Perhaps the level of marksmanship in Yugoslavia is lower.
 
Written By: timactual
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