Bombing the Serbs could be seen as tinkering, in that it will have only a small effect on the overall territorial position. Its main aim seems to me, however, to be to strengthen General Rose's, and hence the UN's, credibility. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, might is right. Where the politicians have so signally failed, UN military power represents an outpost of civilisation among a
people ravaged by warlords and hatred.
Even in the absence of a publicly acknowledged peace plan, this beacon of hope deserves to be kept alight.
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