Defending the Bosnian separatist cause of Alija Izetbegovic has been a major priority of neo-conservatives and their liberal interventionist allies.
For all those who still believe Izetbegovic's cause was a 'progressive' one, read the piece I've linked too below. At the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, a respected British journalist of The Times newspaper, Eve-Ann Prentice testified, on oath, that she had witnessed Osama bin Laden entering the office of Alija Izetbegovic in Sarajevo. We already know of Izetbegovic's pro-Nazi activities in World War Two, we know too of his extreme Islamism, as documented in his 'Islamic Declaration' and which was recognised in his award for ' his contribution to jihad, the holy war against non-believers' in Riyadh in 1993. (Reuters 11th April 1993).
We now have evidence of Izetbegovic's high level collaboration with the man the U.S . believes responsible for the atrocities on 9/11 and other acts of international terrorism. When are we going to get an admission from those who championed- and who continue to champion-Izetbegovic's cause that they were siding with the very forces they now claim are our greatest enemies? For true progressives there was only one side to be on in the Yugoslav conflict- the side of those wishing to keep federal, multi-ethnic, socialist Yugoslavia together.