I am curious what people here think about the acquiescence of the major search engine companies to China's demands that they censor any content the government deems unacceptable... ? For example, a Chinese person searching on Google will be able to learn nothing about the government's killing of pro-democracy advocates in Tiananmen square. China has a brutal, repressive regime that certainly may have harmed as many people as Saddam Hussein did. Yet our approach with them is entirely different. We trade with them, we let them buy our treasury bills in huge quantities, to support or cheap mortgages and giant federal deficit, and we're quiet as mice about their ongoing human rights abuses. Shouldn't Google and Yahoo just say no? What's the rationale for permitting censorship? Seems so un-American to me, particularly when we just went to war to build a democracy in Iraq. Mariner.