Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mladić arrested

The bid of Serbia to join the European Union, perhaps as early as 2014, may finally be on track with today's news that Ratko Mladić has been arrested -- in Serbia.   It's taken far too long, 16 years, but maybe at long last the healing the Balkan region so desperately needs can finally begin.   With EU membership almost guaranteed now, both Serbia and Croatia (due to join most likely at the same time, 2014, although maybe sooner) should understand that membership comes responsibilities -- including due process and making sure another genocide never happens again.   Too much blood goes around on this one and no one is truly innocent, but if Germany could shake off its darkest past maybe these two countries can.   Progress can only come with peace and respect for human rights.

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