|00:00:00||PEOPLE IN THIS CASE IS RIGHT ON THE MARK.|
|00:00:02||PEOPLE ARE NOT STUPID.|
|00:00:04||THEY KNOW WHERE OUR NATIONAL INTEREST OUGHT TO LIE.|
|00:00:08||NO ONE HAS CONVINCED US THAT AMERICAN LIVES ARE AT STAKE EVEN THOUGH BOSNIA IS ONE OF THE MOST TRAGIC SITUATIONS IN THE WORLD.|
|00:00:15||SO WAS CAMBODIA.|
|00:00:17||SO WERE A NUMBER OF PLACES.|
|00:00:19||SO ARE THOSE PLACES RIGHT NOW IN ASIA AND THE MIDEAST AND AFRICA.|
|00:00:25||BUT WE CANNOT BE, AS I SAID EARLIER TODAY, SUPER COP TO THE WORLD.|
|00:00:29||THAT' S SORT OF WHAT WE' RE GETTING OURSELVES INTO.|
|00:00:35||GANSKE: THERE IS AN OPTION.|
|00:00:36||THE OPTION IS SOMETHING THAT SENATOR DOLE, FOR INSTANCE, RECOMMENDED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.|
|00:00:41||THAT WAS MAKE FOR A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD.|
|00:00:44||LIFT THE ARMS EMBARGO.|
|00:00:46||ALLOW THE VARIOUS FACTIONS TO HAVE A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD AND TO SETTLE THEIR OWN CIVIL WAR WITH THE SAME TYPE OF SUPPORT|
Mr. HORN. Well, Mr. Speaker, I would say to the gentleman, we have exactly the same experience, and I know a lot of our Democratic friends had that experience. The other day one representative, when asked how many letters do you get on this subject and what are they saying, she said all of them are against, 100 percent; not even one or two out of 100 supporting it. And I think the wisdom of the people in this case is right on the mark. People are not stupid. They know where our national interests ought to lie.
No one has convinced us that American lives are at stake, even though Bosnia is one of the most tragic situations in the world. So was Cambodia, so were a number of places, so are those places right now in Asia and the Mideast and Africa. But we cannot be, as I said earlier today, super cop to the world, and that is sort of what we are getting ourselves into.