Thursday, June 05, 2003

Onward To Baghdad?

Croatian state television has recently hinted at possibility of Croatia sending small military contingent for peacekeeping duties in Iraq. The report suggested that the gesture could be part of government's plan to build new bridges to Bush administration after Croatia's apparent refusal to sign ICC non-extradition treaty.

The report was very discreet and it should be discreet. Croatian public was overwhelmingly against the war in Iraq and it would be overwhelmingly against the move that could put Croatian soldiers' lives at risk. There are also financial issues – Croatia barely managed to field a single platoon in Kabul, and only after all sort of logistical, legal and political complications.


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