The irony of Clinton's statement is that Clinton's reluctance to take action in the Bosnia conflict resulted in 100,000 killed and 2 million refugees and the coining of the phrase of "ethnic cleansing" while he dawdled. It took enormous bi-partisan effort to get him off his dime and finally working with NATO, a no fly zone was created that equalized the power of those fighting the Serbian attempt to carve out greater Serbia from Bosnia. The result is that ultimately there was a political settlement in the Dayton Accord that resulted in the end of fighting and killing. There was also a mechanism set up to bring to justice the perpetrators of the ethnic cleansing campaign in the war crimes trials in the Hague, which is still on going.
A version of the following post appeared in the Sky Hi Daily News during the week of May 8, 2013.:
Column translated into Croatian is also posted at www.mufticforum.com