Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Balkans

I have been somewhat down on US involvement in the Balkans. Though I agree with the change of regime and think intervention was warranted, I think we should not have been involved, that in taking the lead, all we did was further delay Europe taking responsibility for its own defence.

Michael Totten is in the region now and as always, writes intelligently. As an aside, I believe that independent journalism such as practiced by Totten and Michael Yon is the future of Internet reporting.

Also commenting on the region is Kirk Johnson's excellent Balkan blog. While I do not agree with everything he says, he thinks long and hard about the issues facing that region and take the time to really educate himself.


William R. Barker said...

Off-topic: HAPPY FATHERS' DAY, Anthony!


Anthony said...

Thanks Bill!