Bill Clinton


What foreign policy mistake led to the death of nearly a million people?

The Clinton Administration failed to act quickly in Rwanda. Because of that inaction, the Rwanda Genocide occurred, in which the Hutu militants, including some in the government, slaughtered more than 800,000 Tutsis and more moderate Hutus. Many believe that if the United Nations and the United States had intervened more quickly, the bloodshed would have been much less. To his credit, in 1998, during a visit to Rwanda, Clinton apologized for not acting sooner.


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