Belgrade -- The timing could not have been worse. Attempting to justify Washington's plans to invade Iraq without United Nations approval, White House spokesperson Ari Fleischer held up Serbia as a bright, shining example of successful U.S.-sponsored regime change. Two days later in downtown Belgrade, the old regime bit back. Serbia's prime minister, Zoran Djindjic, the darling of the West and the man who had engineered Slobodan Milosevic's ouster, stepped out of an armoured limousine and was gunned down by a sniper with a high-powered rifle.
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