Monday, July 24, 2006


"Captain" Ed (who's a Trekkie, not a Navy man) is an Iraq war supporter with the gall to criticize the UN's handling of Kosovo. I didn't support the NATO campaign against Kosovo in 1999, but I wouldn't suggest that the problem is that it should have been handled more like Iraq. "Captain" Ed, however disagrees:
People claim that the Bush administration had no plan for Iraq, but we helped the Iraqis form a representative government and held three national elections in less than half the time that the United Nations has sat on Kosovo. After bombing the Serbian army and forcing them to withdraw, the UN did nothing to address the status of the Kosovars for seven long years. In that time, ethnic violence has claimed the lives of dozens as the Serbs and the ethnic Albanians both jockey for position and power in advance of the talks.

I hate to minimize murder on any scale but dozens? The utter shamelessness of these people never ceases to amaze me. Here is "Captain" Ed -- ignoring the thousands of Americans Killed and maimed in Iraq and the tens of thousands of Iraqis killed, ignoring civil war engulfing that country -- lecturing the UN about its handling of Kosovo.

Like I said -- shameless.

1 comment:

Daniel Larison said...

"Captain" Ed also seems to be lacking familiarity with the Kosovo War's details, since his statement implies that the U.N. was the entity responsible for bombing Yugoslavia (the U.N. is the subject predicate of the participle bombing). It is either that, or he has a facility with grammar that is substandard. Either way, it's not looking good for the warblogging Trekkie.

Also, how would the good Captain spin a war fought to advance irredentist nationalism and Islamic terrorism? I take it that he thought the bombing of Yugoslavia was fine and it was only the aftermath that was bungled.

But I don't want to get carried away. I am glad to know that no one is killing each other or jockeying for position in Iraq--that might suggest that Dobleve's cunning plan for demoliberation had been insufficient or misguided!