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A number of the most loudmouthed conservatives frothing with indignance over criticism of the Iraq war are bullying from glass pulpits. "Here is an outrageously abridged compendium of Republican statements made during the Kosovo War of 1999. Obviously the Iraq war and Kosovo war are quite different in general and in specifics...[this] is about the reaction to war, not the war itself," writes Addison:

  • "I had doubts about the bombing campaign from the beginning...I didn't think we had done enough in the diplomatic area." --Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)
  • "You think Vietnam was bad? Vietnam is nothing next to Kosovo." --Tony Snow, Fox News 3/24/99...

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