Q Yesterday, in an important three-hour forum on the status of Kosovo at the Wilson Center, your director of the Office of South and Central European Affairs, Mr. Charles English, stated clearly that, quote, "Kosovo must be governed by the Kosovars period," quote. Do you agree, since that means indepence and partition of Serbia?
MR. BOUCHER: Our undersecretary for political affairs spoke at great length about the situation last week. I'll leave it with what he said.
Q The same U.S. official -- MR. BOUCHER: Okay, we've got other people that want to ask questions.
Q Yes. The same U.S. official, Mr. Charles English, to a question of mine during this conference, "Who created Kosovo?" declared loudly that, quote, "It was a work of God. I have to run to the State Department. I am late." Unquote. I submit that God might have had something to do with the creation of the official, but not of Kosovo. And I'm wondering if his answer reflects the U.S. policy to this effect?
(Laughter.) MR. BOUCHER: I'm sorry, I don't have anything on that.
We'll try to check with God to see what he has.
Q Mr. Boucher, why everyone -- why everyone in your government is so sensitive in accepting the historical fact that today's Kosovo is a product of Adolf Hitler, who created that in September 1943, transferring Albanians from the mainland, saying that the Albanians are, quote, "vital mountain warriors race," unquote, that fitted very well in his racist theories. Why you do not accept this?
MR. BOUCHER: Our undersecretary addressed these matters in great length last week, and I'll stick with what he said. If these matters are relevant to our current consideration, I'm sure he addressed them.
Okay, let's go on and finish off with rest of the questions.