Wednesday, December 01, 2004

The Left Can Be Such Pecksniffians!

A Bosnian girl stands next to a billboard advertising the change from the NATO-led Stabilization Forces (SFOR) to a new EU peacekeeping force (EUFOR). AFP

My first snide comment is God help them! I mean, aren't "EU" and "force" oxymoronic?

And second:

Let's see, Bosnia; mid 1990's; Clinton in the White House; civil unrest in a far-away country; no real national interest other than humanitarian; screw the U.N.; send American troops.......................................Fast forward and is now almost 2005; American troops still in Bosnia; area still in need of peacekeeping troops; could be many years before the area is thoroughly subdued.

My questions: where have the cries for an exit strategy been? Where are the denunciations for not going to the U.N.? Where are the protests for the dispossessed and/or dead civilians? on and on and on and on...........

What a bunch of hypocrites!

(P.S. Just in case you were wondering, a pecksniffian is a hypocrite. It comes from a character in Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit.)