"Even if some think that it is immoral to arrest and extradite Karadzic, I am so happy for it," says 28-year-old Vesna Labus, a resident of New Belgrade. "It means that my 6-year-old, Luka, will have a life similar to the life of the children his age in the civilized world. We had enough of wars!"
The new pro-Western government of Serbia formed earlier this month with hopes of joining the European Union. The Europeans set a precondition: Bring to justice both Karadzic and Mladic.
Serbia wants a fresh start with the United States as well. Graffiti written on walls of Belgrade read: "Barack Obama -- always be with us." The mainstream newspaper is serializing Obama's book "The Audacity of Hope."
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has indicted Karadzic on charges, including genocide and crimes against humanity for the ethnic cleansing of non-Serbs during the Bosnian War, which killed 100,000 people.
He is charged with ordering the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica, where Bosnian Serbs allegedly killed thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys.
Karadzic's lawyer, Sveta Vujacic, has vowed to appeal Serbia's plan to extradite the former Bosnian Serb chief to the U.N. war crimes court in The Hague.
Mladic still remains at large. Also at large is Croatian Serb war-time leader Goran Hadzic.