Saturday, November 12, 2005

Bush Said Clinton Should Make Troop Timetables

It shouldn't surprise anyone that Bush says what's politically expedient whatever his own historical position on an issue. But just so you know, he wanted Clinton to set specific timetables for troop withdrawals in the Balkans.

Timetable for US peacekeepers to hand over to Europeans

Once they are returned to their homes, the Kosovars must be protected by an international peacekeeping force with NATO at its core. Any US forces involved must be under US or NATO command. The President should also lay out a timetable for how long American troops will be involved and when they will be removed. If a residual force is needed, it is important that over time US troops are withdrawn and our European allies assume most of the responsibility.

Source: "Kosovo Accord" Jun 4, 1999

And also just so you know, his administration now dismisses timetables as artificial.

Well, Ed, the president will clear that up for everybody tonight when he talks about artificial timetables are not part of a strategy for victory in the war on terror. The strategy for victory first comes first with an understanding of the nature of the enemy we face. Now, the enemy that we face in Iraq, the ruthless killers that are creating the scenes of senseless violence that we see every night in Iraq, share a murderous ideology with the same people who killed thousands of Americans on September 11th.


Blogger vaino said...

The hypocracy of this administration knows no bounds. This is not the only example. How about a humbler America that would not engage in nation building? How about using fiscal responsibility? How about Bush's claim that he was going to bring honesty and integrity back to the White House? The public seems to be finally waking up from its long stupor. I really hope to see Libby, Rove and Cheney in jail.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Lapp said...

If they do end up serving time, it'll probably be at some Club Fed where their pillows are brought to them warm from the oven and they have paid bodyguards keeping White Power Jerry at a safe distance.

4:20 AM  

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