Bob Dole's Bosnia Folly

Have American conservatives lost their minds over Bosnia? It was Bismarck who said the Balkans were not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier. Bob Dole and other conservative hawks have long made it clear that they do not consider the Balkans worth the bones of a single American ground soldier. Yet they seem quite prepared to sacrifice NATO on the altar of Bosnia. Destroy NATO for what? Certainly not to save Bosnia. That they admit is beyond doing. No: for the simple satisfaction of pretending to save Bosnia; for the warm, smug feeling that comes from lifting a finger...

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