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Slobodan Milosevic

"As the showdown over Kosovo neared,

[United Nations Ambassador] Richard Holbrooke warned Milosevic that NATO was fully prepared to bomb Serbia. Milosevic's reply? 'Yes, Dick, I understand, but I'm sure that bombing will be very polite.'"

"Then, as he lost control of Serbia, Milosevic met with his victorious opponent, Vojislav Kostunica, for a surreal conversation in which one of his chief complaints was the destruction of the perfume shop his son Markos ran in Belgrade."

["You know what kind of guy he was? He was the kind of guy who said he didn't play sports because his mother wouldn't let him," General Wesley Clark said of Milosevic. "He was a wuss! He had these... soft, puffy, white hands."]

[Milosevic and the Serb media absurdly exaggerated the mistreatment of the Serbs by Kosovo's Albanian majority. From 1981 to 1987, there were only five inter-ethnic murders in Kosovo -- and three of those involved Serbs killing Albanians. "Kosovo is not Bosnia," Milosevic told an American diplomat in 1998. "Kosovo is my head."]

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