May 22, 2003

Wolfy Gets It Paul Wolfowitz,

Wolfy Gets It

Paul Wolfowitz, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, fresh from a trip to the Balkans, on some of the lessons of post-war Bosnia peacekeeping:

"The experience in Bosnia shows the danger of rushing to hold elections in postwar Iraq simply as a show of democracy taking root, he said in an interview after his return this week. The threat is that dangerously divisive leaders may be the first to take power, he said.

Mr. Wolfowitz also said that the peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Kosovo underline the importance of forces "so big and strong that nobody would dare pick a fight with us."

Indeed.

Meanwhile, Slobo and Milan Kucan (the former Slovene leader) were sparring over at the war crimes Tribunal at the Hague.

Posted by Gregory at May 22, 2003 09:19 AM
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