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I am sure that Karadzic will get the maximum sentence in accord with the ICTY's adherence to a paraphrase of Orwell's observation that "some men are more unequal than others."

In March of this year, Naser Oric, the former Bosnian military chief, was acquitted of all charges by the ICTY, including direct involvement in the killings and responsibility for the "wanton destruction" of Serb homes and property.

A month later Kosovo's former Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj was acquitted of all charges by The Hague. He and two former commanders of the Kosovo Liberation Army had been charged with murdering, raping, torturing and persecuting Serbs and their perceived collaborators in 1998.

With the continuing demonization of the Serbs in The Nation, one wonders why Christopher Hitchens felt motivated to leave. Maybe with the growing consensus between the Democrats and the Republicans over the need to stay in Iraq, he will return.

Louis Proyect

New York, NY

Jul 30 2008 - 10:43am

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