Notice who “liberated” and who “cannot decide”
The comparison was inevitable. In Kosovo, Europe and the United Nations are struggling to keep ethnic and religious violence from erupting again, as it did viciously last week. In Iraq, the US has been struggling to do the same for a year.
The comparison ends, however, because of a US plan to hand over sovereignty to Iraqis in July, despite terrorist attempts to incite communal divisions. In Kosovo, the UN and Europe - after five years of efforts since the US-led liberation - are nowhere near to deciding if Kosovo should become an independent state or keep some association with its former, ruthless master, Serbia.