Disquiet On The Western Front

British foreign minister Jack Straw calls it the "three-week wobble" — that disturbing sense some now have that the bombing campaign in Afghanistan may not be entirely the right thing.

Straw figures he has seen it before, at a similar juncture in the U.S.-led NATO bombing effort over Serbia and Kosovo in 1999. "Many of the commentators who are now saying this is a mistake were saying Kosovo was a mistake," he says. That campaign lasted a nail-biting 78 days, but it led to a change of regime in Serbia and put former President Slobodan Milosevic in the dock...

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