Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic is calling for U.N judges to dismiss the war crimes charges against him during his trial at The Hague. That in itself is audacious, but his following comment beats even that.
“How can the president of the republic, who has his hands full all day every day, possibly know something that was not known to the people in the chain of command in the very areas the events occurred?” he asked rhetorically. (http://www.chron.com/news/article/Karadzic-asks-judges-to-dismiss-his-genocide-case-3624324.php)
I guess that’s the point Karadzic, that as President you should have known what your soldiers were doing. Ultimately it was your responsibility.