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Reply #25: Sorry, what was Clinton's debacle in Somalia again? [View All]

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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-17-03 10:14 AM
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25. Sorry, what was Clinton's debacle in Somalia again?
Was it leaving our troops there, since Poppy Bush sent them in before Clinton got to office?

Was it letting Colin Powell, the chair of the Joint Chiefs he inherited from Poppy Bush, and Les Aspin, decide whether or not to send more armor to Somalia?

Or was it deciding to pull out of Somalia, despite the political fallout from that decision, when it became clear that Americans were dying for no good reason, thanks to Bush's crappy policy?

Please, PLEASE, do not fall for the GOP talking lines about Clinton in Somalia. He did the right thing.

Though I do agree with your assessment that there was a bit of roughness about Clinton and foreign policy early on.
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