Hawkish Doves, Dovish Hawks

Politics and policy.
April 17 1999 3:30 AM

Hawkish Doves, Dovish Hawks

The confusing taxonomy of Kosovo.

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The rest of the left may have turned hawk on Kosovo, but a few die-hard doves remain. TheNation, for example, has written extensively against the war. A recent cover story argued that the bombing was dubious because a) the United States was just as brutal in Vietnam as the Serbs are now; b) the United States ignores similarly horrific ethnic cleansings in Turkey, Rwanda, etc.; and c) U.S. policy is being driven by corporate interests. It's reassuring to know that some things, indeed, never change.

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