Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Got the Bastard

As someone who has spent a fair amount of time in Srebrenica, I was happy to see this story.

The lawyer for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic say he will conduct his own defense before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, where he faces charges of genocide and war crimes committed in Bosnia in the 1990s. Karadzic was arrested near Belgrade on Monday and could be extradited to The Hague within days, but the fact that he's been on the run for nearly 13 years and working and living in Belgrade in disguise raises questions over who knew, why he was arrested now and whether his one time military commander, Ratko Mladic, might soon face the same fate. Sonja Pace has this report from London.

Of course the way the Hague works, it will be another decade before he is convicted, but at least he is not free.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Bizarre Moral Superiority

Wesley Clark, I can't bear to call this idiot general, digs a deeper hole:

"John McCain basically served honorably while in uniform, he did everything the country could have asked," Clark told CNN. "What John Kerry did is John Kerry got out of the uniform and took a judgment, a judgment I didn't agree with at the time, but he had the moral courage to stand up for himself and oppose the conflict in Vietnam.”

On what kind of bizarre planet does a former military officer claim that it is more courageous to get out of the military early and come home and slander the troops, than it is to survive 5 1/2 years in a POW camp, turning down early release several times, and then come home to serve further, retiring as a captain?

This guy is pathetic.