There must be a great deal of comfort in ignoring the historical continuum.
*I also wonder how many conservatives have a memory long enough to note that it was republicans who opposed US participation in NATO's peacekeeping action in the Balkans. Among things said about Clinton's "micro wars" were that they were:
"poorly considered and unlikely to achieve our desired ends." - Dick Armey, R-Texas
"just another bad idea in a foreign policy without a focus." - Tom Delay, R-Texas