This from Michael Moore’s latest message to his fans:
” … The day Clark made his announcement, I was in the former Yugoslavia. Clark was the NATO commander during the Kosovo War. If you’ve seen my film (“Bowling for Columbine”) you know that the bombing of civilians in Kosovo is something that bothers me to this day. That is why I put it in my movie. The 19 countries of NATO have yet to account for this decision to bomb in this way. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Clark wanted to use ground troops instead of relying on the bombing (less civilians would be killed that way). Clinton and Defense Secretary William Cohen overruled him. They didn’t want to risk having any American casualties; they preferred the “clean” way of killing from 30,000 feet above. Clark, apparently to undermine them, went on TV and took his case to the American people. Cohen was furious and told him to “get your (bleeping) face” off the TV. He and the Pentagon then orchestrated his firing.
Years later, many analysts agree that the Kosovo War would have ended much sooner — and fewer civilians would have been killed — had the White House listened to Clark and let him use the ground troops to stop Milosevic’s genocide of the people in Kosovo. …”