Milosevic thrives on anti-Western feeling, and aid might, paradoxically, undermine his position. This may be the time to remember Churchill's words: "In victory, magnanimity."
Billions will now be spent on the region. If half this cash had been spent ten years ago the wars since would have been avoided. Should this not give a lesson to the G8 as they discuss Third World debt? It may be that Jubilee 2000's proposals would save many lives and much treasure in future decades.