Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb political leader, was indicted in 1995 for ordering the siege of Sarajevo and the deaths of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys after the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995. He and his military commander, Ratko Mladic, along with Saddam, stand as the most prolific butchers of Muslims in the post-Cold War decade. Yet Karadzic has been living for most of the past seven years on Bosnian territory controlled by the United States and France. True, Karadzic is said to be well guarded. But his is a low-rent operation compared to what the United States will likely face in rooting out Saddam’s cronies in post-war Iraq. If the United States can’t catch such a big fish in the small pond of Bosnia, what can be hoped for in much larger Iraq?

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