Former President Karadzic, on trial at the Hague for alleged war crimes, is refusing to leave his cell to attend the court room. You see, he has been served with one million pages of evidence by the prosecution and needs time to read and digest it before the trial can begin.
I railed about the farcical Milosevic prosecution a few posts back and urged they not make the same mistakes again. But they've gone and stepped right back into the same dog turd.
Let's say Karadzic reads at one page a minute, and reads eight hours a day, for five days a week, and works 50 weeks of the year - well, in eight years' time he'll be about ready to walk into that court room.
It's tempting to think the prosecutors are their own worst enemies but let's not forget - they are being paid by the hour!