April 14, 1999
Are the American people going to allow Bill Clinton to get by with
taking America into a war? Will the American people let Clinton make
the LBJ Vietnam mistake of sinking us deeper and deeper into a faraway
quagmire, while his supporters are crawling all over television
talkshows trying to drum up public support for committing 200,000
troops to "win" an unwinnable war?
Here are ten reasons for Americans to repudiate Clinton's war
- Bill Clinton unilaterally started a war by bombing a sovereign
country that has never attacked or even threatened the U.S. or our
allies or our neighbors. Clinton admitted it is a war when he
designated the U.S. soldiers captured by the Serbs as Prisoners of War.
- Clinton's act of aggression was not authorized by the U.S.
Constitution, by NATO or UN charters, or by any act of Congress. This
is the mark of a dictator, and we must not let him get by with it.
- Clinton tries to justify his evil bombing raids by calling
them a "moral imperative." Like New York Times columnist A.M.
Rosenthal, we are "moved to nausea" when Clinton claims the war
against Yugoslavia is "moral" and "the right thing to do."
- The humanitarian argument is phony because Clinton's bombing
caused the tragic refugee problem. Clinton's bombing has killed
innocent people, destroyed civilian property to no purpose, and united
the Serbs behind Milosevic to defend their homeland.
- The Serbs' response and the consequent refugee problem were
completely predictable; our military warned about this in advance.
Clinton's bombing was designed to cause misery and arouse the American
public to support stationing ground troops in Yugoslavia permanently.
- Every day that Clinton's bombing continues creates costly
obligations for the U.S. taxpayers to bring refugees to America and to
rebuild the infrastructure he is destroying, such as the Danube bridges
and the plants that provide clean water, heat and electricity to
- Clinton's bombing of Yugoslavia is a "wag the dog" scheme
that has successfully diverted media coverage away from China's
espionage and the Clinton Administration's coverup, and away from the
connection between China's campaign cash and its acquisition of U.S.
missile technology. Since there is no way to win this war, Clinton can
keep it alive on our TV screens until the end of his term.
- We should cut our losses and get out before it's too late, as
Clinton did after 18 U.S. soldiers were killed in Somalia, and as
Ronald Reagan did when our troops were killed in Lebanon. If we don't
stop Clinton now, he will bog us down in a ground war against the
Serbs, who are even tougher fighters than the North Vietnamese.
- It's Europe's job to deal with the Yugoslav conflict, which
has been going on for 600 years. Europe is a rich continent, and it's
time to end Europe's dependency on U.S. troops and taxpayer handouts.
We have no more national security interest in Yugoslavia than Europe
has in Haiti.
- Clinton hates the military, and his bombing serves his goal
of degrading our own overextended armed forces. Clinton's bombing is
rapidly reducing our supply of bombs and missiles, and drastically
reducing the morale of the U.S. Armed Services.
False arguments abound, so let's answer some of them.
- "We have to support our troops." The best way to support
our troops is to cut off the money and bring them home before more
troops are killed or captured. Clinton never should have sent those
troops to Macedonia in the first place. (Remember, those were the U.S.
soldiers ordered to wear UN uniforms.)
- "Congress authorized Clinton's action in Yugoslavia."
That's false; Congress has NOT passed any approval of Clinton's
reckless actions. The Senate resolution authorized air operations
only, but that was not passed by the House, so it has no legal effect.
The House resolution authorized troops ONLY as part of a peacekeeping
operation AFTER peace is agreed to by both sides (which never
happened), but that was not passed by the Senate, so it has no legal
- "Yugoslavia isn't worth one American life, but now that
Clinton has put us in the war, we have to win it, and that will take
200,000 ground troops." What a terrible proposition! We cannot
permit a no-credibility President to illegally plunge us into war, make
horrendous mistakes of judgment about the objectives and the strategy,
and then impose this obligation on American servicemen and taxpayers.
- "We have to intervene in Yugoslavia to maintain our position
as world leader." On the contrary, Clinton's bombing shows the world
that the U.S. is a trigger-happy bully whose President wants to dictate
to other countries but doesn't have the know-how or the credibility.
Serbia is the 4th country Clinton has bombed in seven months.
- "We must intervene in order to prevent a wider war." In
fact, Clinton's bombing has escalated the war and spread it to other
When the Kosovo issue was placed before Congress, 41 Senators and
191 Representatives voted No. It's time to give our vocal support to these courageous Members of Congress who refused to be cowed by Clinton.