The Washington Times

Sunday, May 2, 1999

Conservatives Protest Kosovo Bombs

By Kristan Trugman

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Dozens of protesters gathered on the Ellipse yesterday afternoon to voice their opposition to the bombing of Kosovo, the transfer of highly classified technology to the Chinese government, and the actions of the Clinton administration in general.

"We have a monarch in the White House, and he's sending our kids overseas," said Pat Cooksey, founder of True Blue Patriots - one of several conservative organizations that held the "March on Washington '99."

Ms. Cooksey said the conflict in Yugoslavia is reminiscent of the Vietnam War.

"We had this sinking feeling then that something wasn't right, but we didn't know what. I have that same gut feeling now, and we aren't getting any answers," Ms. Cooksey said.


Bob Djurdjevic of Truth in Media in Arizona, agreed as he stood on the Ellipse by the White House, where tourists lined up to visit.

"Less than two weeks ago, I traveled to Serbia. where I spent five days under NATO's bombardment. What I saw was wanton and senseless devastation. This is a war against civilians," he said.

Others spoke of the threats to U.S. security by the transfer of technology to China, and its campaign contributions to the Clinton administration.

"It is time to hold Bill Clinton acoountable for the acts of treason he has done with the China government, said Garland Favorito of Citizens for an Honest Government.

Steve Ulrey, who touted himself as a regular citizen with no connection to any organizations, said he arrived in Washington from his home in Detroit to speak against Mr. Clinton.

"We need to do something collectively to reclaim our country," Mr. Ulrey said. "It's time we the people, not we the government, run this country."

"The reason we have Bill Clinton as president is because conservatives chose to abandon the government. Now we're paying the price," said Tom Adkins, editor of the on-line magazine Common Conservative.

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