The United States Supported The Tutsis But Held Back

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President Clinton aligned the United States with the Tutsis somewhat but kept his distance. However, U.S. troops were not sent to the region nor were their any other diplomatic moves or intervention undertaken by the administration. Clinton was quoted saying of the moment, “I don’t think we could have ended the violence, but I think we could have cut it down. And I regret it.”

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