Goal of the Campaign
To see that Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic are arrested
and brought to The Hague to stand trial for crimes committed
at Srebrenica and at other locations in Bosnia.
Demands on the Bush Administration:
- Declare that the
arrest of Mladic and Karadzic is a top priority for the
- Allocate specific US intelligence and military
resources to locate and arrest Karadzic and Mladic.
- Share all relevant intelligence with NATO allies
and other interested parties in locating Karadzic and Mladic.
- Coordination efforts with NATO and other European
counterparts in locating and arresting Karadzic and Mladic.
- Use diplomatic and economic pressure on Serbia
and on the Bosnian Serb Republic in Bosnia to insure their
with international efforts to arrest Karadzic and Mladic.
the arrest of Karadzic and Mladic is important to the
United States, to the victims of genocide in Bosnia,
and to the cause of International Justice
The United States has invested billions of dollars into
military and peacekeeping operations in Bosnia, in the International
Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and in economic
and social reconstruction throughout Bosnia. We have invested
almost an equal amount in neighboring Kosovo, which was the
final conflict during the decade of war in the Balkans. It
is in our national interest to protect this investment in
peace by doing what is right and what is necessary by finally
arresting Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic. Their continued
freedom from justice stands as an insult to the victims of
the genocide and to the courageous men and women of U.S.,
NATO, and UN forces who risked their lives for the cause
of peace and justice in the Balkans. It also gives succor
to those extremists who continue to obstruct the ongoing
efforts to bring long-term peace and stability to Bosnia
and the entire region.
Long-term peace and stability in the
region hinges on both the victims and perpetrators of war
crimes seeing those personally
responsible for these crimes brought to justice. As much
as the apprehension of Saddam Hussein was a necessity for
creating the conditions for peace and democratization in
Iraq, the arrest of Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic is
vital to our long-term interests in the Balkans. Now that
it has been ten years since the worst of their crimes at
Srebrenica, this anniversary represents an opportunity for
the Unites States to finish what it began at Dayton and to
deliver to the victims of aggression the justice that is
For years the United States stood by while genocide was perpetrated
in Bosnia and the Balkans. Reluctantly, we finally demonstrated
leadership and courage by intervening to stop the worst war
crimes in Europe since the end of World War II sixty years
ago. American men and women risked and lost their lives –
and Americans invested billions of their hard-earned tax dollars
– to support the cause of peace and justice in Bosnia
and the region as a whole. Please finish the job. Insure that
this enormous investment is protected. Make certain that Mladic
and Karadzic are arrested prior to the tenth anniversary of
the Dayton Agreement on December 14, 2005, or sooner.
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