March 13, 2006

Reflections On Kosovo

WSJ's OpinionJournal makes an excellent point this morning in the wake of the death of Slobodan Milosevic:

Today the new post-Milosevic arrangements in the Balkans are imperfect, sectarian tensions are raw and democracy is fragile. Western troops are still needed on the ground in Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia. But no one seriously questions whether outside intervention was the right thing to do. The tragedy of the Balkans is that it took so long for the West to generate the nerve to stop the man who died on the weekend as a largely forgotten war criminal.
Bush critics love to assert that Saddam Hussein wasn't a direct threat to the United States. As if Milosevic was. These same asshats don't run around saying "Clinton Lied!", do they? But then, politically, there's no reason for them to.

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1 The obvious reason that intervening in the Balkans was vastly less controversial than intervening in Iraq is that Clinton was a Democrat, just like most everyone in the media. The second-biggest reason is that we have no vital interests in the Balkans like we do in Iraq.

Posted by: Van Helsing at March 13, 2006 04:42 PM (vC1jc)

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