TITLE

Balkan Ghosts

AUTHOR(S)
Bacevich, Andrew J.
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
National Review;4/21/2003, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article compares the progress of the Operation Allied Force in Kosovo, Serbia, under former President Bill Clinton and the Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq under President George W. Bush. Serbs saw the start of Operation Allied Force as a sure sign of their coming defeat. They created a flood of refugees entering the U.S. and its allies. Serbian people were also angry at the bombings conducted by the U.S. Air Forces. But the Iraq War is much more planned. Bush shows no signs of cracking is sure of his victory. Bush was really worried about the advance of the Anglo-Americans in Baghdad. The war is considered essential in bringing democracy to the entire Middle East. Like the Clinton team in Kosovo, the Bush administration convinced itself that no sane person would willingly risk loss of life or limb to defend a "doomed regime."
ACCESSION #
9470422

 

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