Who says Serbia isn't prosecuting war criminals? The republic's 29 district courts have been busy investigating some of the republic's "most wanted": Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schroder and nine other Western leaders. The judges say subpoenas have already been sent to each of the accused "through diplomatic channels," and that indictments will soon be handed down.
The government-controlled press has been reporting every detail of the court procedings to an audience of mostly approving Serbs. Western officials, of course, scoff at the charges. "This doesn't even dignify a response," said a NATO press officer. U.S. State Department spokesman James Rubin told NEWSWEEK he "would be stunned" if Clinton had received any subpoenas. And if he had? "They would be treated as barely worth the paper they're written on."