April, 1999

President Bill Clinton, fresh from surviving his impeachment trial related to perjury charges connected with the Monica Lewinsky scandal, appeared on television to justify the U.S.-led bombardment of targets in Yugoslavia as a “moral imperative” to stop the ethnic cleansing campaign of Slobadon Milosevic. Given what had just transpired in the president’s personal life, it seemed like a tough sell indeed with his credibility so damaged.

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