George W. Bush has agreed to supply arms to Kosovo – and the game of one-upmanship begins. Bush sells arms to Kosovo; Russia sells more arms to Serbia.
In a memo to the State Department made public by the White House, Bush said: “I hereby find that the furnishing of defense articles and defense services to Kosovo will strengthen the security of the United States and promote world peace.” Yee gads! Bush still lives in his virtual unreality world. How does one argue that providing more instruments of death promotes “world peace?” Absolute lunacy. But then what can you expect from a president who sees himself as the saviour of the world and the purveyor of democracy.
A senior official said the authorization followed US recognition of Kosovo’s independence and was part of the normal process of establishing relations with a new government. Somewhere along the way, what is normal has become warped. When people argue that providing arms is normal and helps establish peace, they are being disingenuouos. And it all leads to increasing world tension and a game of one-upmanship that cannot be won.
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