The White House may be celebrating a victory in Kosovo, but two Republican members of Congress from the Tri-State area are worried how the United States will now deal with the fallout of the conflict.
U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., said he does not believe U.S. troops should be a part of the peacekeeping effort in Kosovo because "we are hated by the Serbians."
"We should not be a part of that," Bartlett said Friday.
Bartlett also said he is worried about U.S. troops being in Kosovo for extended periods of time. He is concerned about the cost of keeping troops there and draining the country's "more and more hollow military force."
A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., echoed Bartlett's concerns.
This is the first time in recent history that the United States has had to deal with the leader of a country who is an indicted war criminal, said Santorum spokesman Robert Traynum.