Happy to see the NATO bombs falling

History has shown that the use of force is often the necessary price of liberation. A respected Kosovar intellectual once told me how he felt when the world finally interceded in his country: "I am a pacifist. But I was happy, I felt liberated, when I saw NATO bombs falling."

José Ramos-Horta, minister van buitenlandse zaken van Oost-Timor, Nobelprijswinnaar voor de Vrede in 1996, in The New York Times van 25 februari 2003