: Given this, while I abhor violence, I do not see how it is reasonable for a strong nation or group of nations to stand idly by while a malevolent dictator engages in mass slaughter, as Milosevic did against the Kosovars.
Don: Problem is, they can't find evidence of mass murder in Kosovo. This, according to forensics experts who were sent in from Canada and Spain. Hell, Clinton probably killed more "Kosovars" than anyone else. It is worth noting that "Kosovar" is newsspeak; the people who live in Kosovo are Albanians, Serbs, and other ethnic groups.
: This is not to ignore the twisted history of the region, nor excuse past atrocities committed by the now-victims against the then-oppressors, but such distinctions are cold comfort to the civilians being raped and tortured and murdered. We had a moral duty to use force against Milosevic, though I do not think we ought to have bombed the civilians in Belgrade as a way of pressuring the Yugoslavian military.
Don: Do we have a moral duty to use force against Russia, for murder and rape committed in Chechnia?