So Slobodan Milosevic is dead. It couldn’t happen to a nicer genocidal butcher. Long may he rot. Nice though it would have been to see the trial concluded and justice done, in reality he was likely to have been acquitted of many offences owing to the sheer complexity of the charges and the difficulty in successfully pinning them to him. Still, only Serbian nationalists and Harold Pinter will be mourning today*.
* Pinter is a member of the International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic, which maintains that Milosevic is innocent of all charges and should be released. For more information, read this great piece by Johann Hari.