Karadzic a Big Win for Hague Cops

International justice is often derided, but Samantha Power writes that its recent successes have been hard to ignore

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Radovan Karadzic with his bodyguards in Banja Luka in 1995.

When I worked as a reporter in besieged Sarajevo in 1994 and 1995, I sometimes fantasized (as many who experienced Serb shell and sniper fire did) about the eventual arrest of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. I imagined him in handcuffs, decked out in his camouflage military attire or in one of his trademark double-breasted suits, his silver plume of well-coiffed hair a reminder of the lifestyle he maintained even after he choked off water supplies to his former home city.

Yet when the bombastic poet-psychiatrist was arrested on July 21, the scene bore no resemblance to...

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