The Corner

Schadenfruede?

It’s been two days since Slobodan Milosevic’s death. So is it still too raw to observe that the UN, which so reviles capital punishment and indefinite detention, has managed to dispense with the Serbian strongman via indefinite detention pending conclusion of an interminable fiasco that it referred to as a “war crimes trial”?

Wesley Clark sniffles in the WSJ this morning over what a “real tragedy for the international community” it is that Milosevic expired before justice could be meted out at The Hague. Huh? The proceeding was a Kangaroo court — a soapbox for a barbarous megalo-maniac in its fourth year — with no end in sight.

Many mistakes have been made in Iraq, but the decision to try Saddam there rather than in some international tribunal was not one of them. Whenever Ramsey Clarke and our transnational progressives tut-tut about due process in Baghdad, we should remember Milosevic.

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